Application Partitioning with MEF, Silverlight and Windows Azure – Part II

Welcome back to the partitioned blog post about application partitioning with Silverlight MEF and Windows Azure. In this second and last post I will talk about how you can retrieve the information about the deployed parts of the application and retrieve the actual XAP files from the Azure Blob Storage. Still we only have one…

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Application Partitioning with MEF, Silverlight and Windows Azure – Part I

The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) supports you in creating loosely coupled and partitioned applications. To embrace those paradigms makes sense for many reasons. Some of the various benefits are: Share work across multiple developers or development team and have a well defined boundaries for the work items of the teams based on MEF components Dynamic…

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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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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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Do A Gadget With Silverlight And The Award could be yours

This time just a short announcement and no broad epic technical essay as usual. The announcement is about the Silverlight Gadget Award for all those who are developing cool and innovative Vista Sidebar Gadgets and want to introduce this to a even broader audience than just the people visiting the Microsoft Gadget Gallery. Now is…

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IE8 Beta2 - The RIA Slice

The Internet Explorer Beta 2 was released yesterday introducing quite some new features about which you already probably read in one of the various like the IE8 Homepage or the announcement on the official IE Blog. However there may be a feature that isn’t mentioned too often which is the fact that now with beta2…

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