Video Puzzle Code

When I demo what’s possible with Silverlight I like to show a demo of a video puzzle. This is a fun one to do, where the puzzle pieces are animated by a video file while they can be scrambled around the screen. A lot of people have been looking for the code to this, so…

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Enter the Mpls & Des Moines Demo Contest to Win COOL Prizes!

ANNOUNCING Visual Studio 2008 Install-Fest Demo Contest! Want to show off your VS2008 or .NET 3.5 skills?  If you answered, yes, this is your opportunity to strut your stuff! During the Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest & Holiday Party on December 12, 2007 at the DMACC West Campus, and on December 13, 2007 at the…

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Just Released! VS 2008

Technorati Tags: Visual Studio , tools , developer WHOOO HOOO!  It’s live and it’s real. And now the waiting is over, you can get it too. Today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5.  In case you don’t want to wait, there are some places you can get it now: MSDN subscribers – download…

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Look who’s coming to town!

Are you game? Are you a gamer? Maybe gaming is your thing, from Pong to Ms. Pacman, from Breakout to Halo. This isn’t a deep trip down memory lane but it wasn’t that long ago that I wanted to get into computers so I could write my own games…ok, maybe it was that long ago….

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Do you do Zune 2?

If you haven’t checked it out yet, the new Zune is available…If you have a Zune 1, you can make it a Zune 2 by installing the update that was released yesterday. Some VERY cool stuff…some of the new features include wireless sync (you don’t have to cradle/dock it to your computer), Zune community (including…

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WCF Performance and Deployment Webcast

Technorati Tags: FMC MasterClass , WCF Yesterday I delivered the most recent addition to the Framework MasterClass Webcast Series on WCF Performance and Deployment. We covered issues surrounding the deployment and scalability of WCF services as hosted by IIS and Windows Activation Service. As per usual I’ve posted the code to BenkoTIPS downloads section, but…

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Announcing – The Benko Blog-Roll

Are you out there? Are you actually reading this? Do you have thoughts of your own that you’d like to share? Would you  like to have a place where you can find out what other people who are in as similar role think about what’s going in the the technology world? I have. Since I…

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Twin Cities Code Camp

What did you do last Saturday? I had the great chance to hang out & present at the Twin Cities Code Camp (http://www.TwinCitiesCodeCamp.com/TCCC/) and talk about some great new stuff that developers might find interesting. These include an overview talk about new technologies for working with data, including LINQ and Astoria, and then a talk…

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Code Posted for WCF Custom Channels

I just uploaded the code for today’s webcast on Custom Channels in WCF. In this webcast we looked at what’s involved in customizing the way that WCF works and how you can extend its behavior. There was a lot of C# code and we created channels, channel factories, binding elements and the binding collections themselves….

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Using Windows Live Writer!

Technorati Tags: New Stuff Ok…so I’m not always the best at adopting the latest technologies, even though I talk about them and help people understand what’s possible. But sometimes you find something that’s so compelling that you gotta stop and really look at changing your habits. Old habits die hard, but show me an easier…

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