DHL Shipment Tracking Accelerator for IE8

Today it’s going to be a short and extremely non technical post however I thought this may be of interest to some of you. I had some spare time and was waiting for DHL to deliver my copy of Dragon Age: Origins. So I consulted the DHL tracking system quite a few times. And because…

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Installing IEAK IN A VPC without Disk Space Determination

If you try to install the Internet Explorer Administration Kit on a Virtual PC image you may have probably encountered the following situation The box shown above appears and stays there forever. The only option you have is to click the “Return” button and cancel the installation process. But as you may still want to…

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Win7 your Visual Search if it speaks RSS

I already blogged quite a bit about the new Visual Search feature in Internet Explorer 8. Since this needs some customizations on the server side in order to create search responses that correspond to the Visual Search standard and are either in JSON or XML format changes are good that your search already is able…

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Update: Enterprise RIA Project Now Running on Silverlight 3 Release Version

As the release schedule of our Enterprise RIA template and sample application was a little bit unfortunate we now had the time to update the project. We needed to do some changes to the code which we couldn’t do before now due to some time constraints. For example the way ton include application services into…

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The Music Industry – Your Dear Pals

Due to some recent changes in licensing for LyricWiki to provide song lyrics via web service calls my famous Radio GaGa Silverlight application does no more show lyrics of the selected songs. As said this is due to some restrictions made by the music publishers and is neither my nor the fault of LyricWiki. While…

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Silverlight 3 Business Applications Made Easy

Jörg an I created a new RIA Template and sample application for enterprise applications based on Silverlight 3 and the Silverlight Toolkit. This Visual Studio template and sample application provides a basic structure with sample code for an Enterprise RIA. The intention of providing this was to show how Microsoft Silverlight 3 can be used…

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Radio GaGa New Version And Live On Windows Azure

I took some more time to enhance Radio GaGa, the sample application from my last post. It now supports search, has a home button, artist paging functionality and an updated layout and was updated to work with the final Silverlight 3 runtime. And as I was evaluating the current Windows Azure SDK I thought it…

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The ViewModel Pattern in Silverlight – An Example

During the last few weeks I was working with Silverlight again quite a bit. This meant I had to write some code for several showcase projects, too. Of course no real production code (beware) but nevertheless in the end the applications were doing what they were supposed to do. However as it usually happens in…

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Physics, Silverlight and Visualization…Update!

Due to quite some unexpected demand for the sources of the knowledge management showcase published in this blogpost even now almost 2 years after the initial post I took some short time and updated the solution. So now should at least rudimentary work with Silverlight 2 and 3 Beta. Unfortunately I had to strip out…

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Short Gotcha When Working With Extent Initialization In ‘M’

Not just in order to show that this Blog is still alive but also because it may be a little useful hint for all of you doing the first steps with M, the language of the Oslo Developer Center. As you might already know you can create data models with M which are parsed and…

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