Northeast Roadshow Summer ‘09

Well, another Northeast Roadshow has come to a close and I must say it was the best one yet. I really enjoyed seeing everyone in Burlington, Rochester, Augusta, Farmington and Hartford. I have uploaded zip files of my slides and demos for both the IE8 and WPF sessions to the Roadshow SkyDrive. Stay connected with…

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Free Web Hosting + Free Web Tools = Free-kin’ Awesome!!!

Microsoft and our top web hosting partners are offering… Free hosting for 60 days Free Microsoft Expression Web ($299 value) and Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition Free $100 Microsoft adCenter search advertising credit The Microsoft Web Platform Rock solid Web hosting on Microsoft’s most up-to-date Web platform, including: Windows Server 2008 IIS 7…

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Silverlight 2 Controls, Data Binding, Templates and Styles

Silverlight 2 provides a subset of Windows Presentation Foundation Controls including a set of Layout controls such as Cancas, Stack Panel and Grid and visual controls such as Button, TextBox, Calendar, Checkbox, ListBox, RadioButton, DataGrid, Slider, and many more. In addition,  designers and developers can create custom User Controls. Some Silverlight controls support Data binding…

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Developing, Deploying and Invoking WCF Services from Silverlight 2 Applications

In order for your WCF Service to be invoked from Silverlight you need only change the default Web.Config EndPoint Binding setting from wsHttpBinding to basicHttpBinding: Optionally you can add the AspNetCompatibilityRequirements() attribute to your service class. This allows your WCF service to appear just like an ASMX service. This is useful for your ‘legacy’ AJAX…

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Rich Internet Application Architecture

Rich Internet Applications Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) combine the maturity, stability and scalability of service orientation with state of the art display technology to create the next wave of web based distributed applications. One of the drivers behind the move to RIA’s is that in an Internet based world, the competition for visitors (eyeballs) and…

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Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event – UX Track Session Content

It was a pleasure to present at the Waltham, MA Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event. I presented the User Experience Track covering Office Business Applications using Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office (VSTO), Windows Presentation Foundation, ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight. I have collected my slides and sample code and placed them into a public …

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Expression Studio Training Goes On-Line

Are you looking for training on Expression Web? Expression Design? Expression Blend? Total Training has a great program where you can access ALL of their on-line training for a yearly fee of $299.00. They even offer a free 7-day pass where you can check out the first 20 minutes of every on-line course they offer…

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Silverlight 1.1 Audio Player Deconstructed

In my last post I announced the ReMIX07 Boston Soundtrack application and provided the iframe for embedding that application in your own web page. This post provides more detail on the architecture of the application and a pointer to the source code so that you can download it if you are interested. The ReMIX07 Soundtrack…

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Silverlight, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend

What do these products have in common? Well they just moved one step closer to being released. And if you are a rabid early adopter junkie (REAJunk) like myself this is great news. Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for delivering media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate is…

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