More Windows Azure Webcasts

In case you’re interested here are the latest scheduled additions to the Windows Azure Boot Camp webcast series (http://bit.ly/wabcWebcasts2011). These include: 11/22 – http://bit.ly/btlod-65 SQL Azure and Windows Phone 11/29 – http://bit.ly/btlod-66 Scaling in the Cloud 12/13 – http://bit.ly/btlod-68 Cloud + Mobile Game – building Rock Paper Scissors on Windows Phone 12/20 – http://bit.ly/btlod-69 Cloud…

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Adding an RSS feed to a site or how to use the XMLDataSource and a Repeater

I’ve been working on my demo site for wanted to add a feed to my blog from MSDN. I knew that Linq to XML can do processing of rss data (it is after all just XML, right?) and that I could create some queries in code to iterate thru the feed. But in the Visual…

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Win7 For Developers Part 2 – Webcast Resources

BenkoTIPS Live & On Demand: An intro to Win7 for Developers Part 1 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032417601&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US WPF Futures Download www.codeplex.com/wpf Windows 7 API Integration Libraries http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack Windows 7 Engineering Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/e7 Windows 7 for Developers Blog http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/developers/default.aspx MSDN Windows Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/windows Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Windows+7 Windows 7 Taskbar: Developer Resources http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows7Taskbar Windows Ribbon Framework: Developer Resources http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ScenicRibbon

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WPF Toolkit Webcast

In this week’s edition of BenkoTips Live & On Demand we talked about the WPF Toolkit and the Office Ribbon UI. We covered a lot of material and wrote a lot of code. To help out I’m providing a link here to both the webcast and the code so you can try it out. As…

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LINQ in C# demo code posted…

As promised from today’s webcast I’ve uploaded the demo code that works with LINQ in a variety of scenarios. I didn’t include the database, but I can include a script to create it if anyone’s interested. Let me know. Thanks Mike

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That LINQ Error…

In today’s webcast on LINQ in C# we looked at joining XML data with SQL Server and we got the error "Local sequence cannot be used in LINQ to SQL implementation of query operators except the Contains() operator" when we tried to run it. Looking deeper into what happened, it appears that the order in…

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BenkoTips Webcast #9 – Tips & Tricks with Visual Studio

Here’s some links from this week’s webcast with Eric Maino, Kirill Osenkov and Jason Parsons: Eric Maino’s Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/eric Kirill Osenkov’s Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/kirillosenkov Jared Parsons Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/jaredpar Karen Liu’s TechEd talk: C# Tips and Tricks – http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/karenliuTechEd08  Dustin Campbell’s PDC talk – https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL46 Keybinding poster – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E5F902A8-5BB5-4CC6-907E472809749973&displaylang=en Source code outline power tool…

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DemoFest Build Notes…

I got some questions about last week’s BenkoTIPS webcast – DemoFest, and what you need to do to replicate it. Based on what I did for my version It thought I would share some notes. A couple points to successfully complete the full DemoFest application…(LINQ to Amazon to Silverlight to Web Part to SharePoint) You’ll…

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December BenkoTIPS Schedule

We’ve got our first month and a half of BenkoTIPS Live and On Demand on the books and now we’re looking at December. In an effort to find the best tips and tricks for developers we’re going to bring in some special guests next month to talk about what they’re passionate about. We’re taking the…

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Unleashed Code is Posted!

If you’ve been to a MSDN Unleashed event in Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis, Marshall, Sioux Falls or Kansas City and are wondering where to get the demo code we wrote, I’ve posted it to the downloads section of www.benkoTips.com. It includes the samples we wrote for SQL 2008 as well as the Silverlight 2.0…

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