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Top Ranked – Control Feedback on Tap

In this episode, I focus on another small tweak that developers can add to their apps that will help make those apps look a lot more like native apps.  I’m referring to the addition of the Tilt Effect to controls.  By default, when you add controls to the canvas in Visual Studio or Expression Blend… Read more

PDC on your Windows Phone 7

Vertigo Software just released their PDC10 Windows Phone 7 app.  That’s going to make it a lot easier to follow along this year.  If you have a WP7 device go download it now. This year we’ll be broadcasting pretty much every minute of the PDC.  As part of building out the infrastructure and in an… Read more

Dynamics Duo Rides again

Girish and I dropped in to the new Channel 9 Studio (formerly Monaco) to record a few Channel 9 episodes around some demo code we’ve been working on for a few months. In this series we’ll focus on self-service and specifically on building self-service sites that use Dynamics CRM on the back-end to enable customers,… Read more

Business Action Virtual Tour Recording – Day 2 – Compelling Experiences

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Business Action Virtual Tour – Global Series of Events

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Gonna get me some Business Action

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Partner Conference: SalesCentric Silverlight CRM Relationships

I spent most of last week in hot and humid Houston at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  I did get to a few sessions but mostly I hung out with ISV partners in 1:1 meetings or in the exhibit area.  There were tons of CRM ISVs showing interesting solutions.  One that caught my eye… Read more

Streaming Hot Silverlight

I’m nothing if not persistent! :)  You may have noticed that the Office Developers Conference was in February and I only just managed to post the video of my demo today.  There’s a story there. There are a lot of reasons for it taking that long.  Mostly it just took a couple of months to… Read more