Cool Silverlight Charts from Chart FX

The guys over at Chart FX have long done some great .NET data visualization controls… recently they turned their attention to Silverlight and have done some pretty cool stuff.   They are leveraging ASP.NET to give a very nice end-to-end story that helps customer move forward with the power of Silverlight easily from where they are…

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Reference Implementation of the Web Client bundles from

As Blaine and Glenn mentioned, this week the great folks at Patterns and Practices where able to ship a Reference Implementation that for the web client bundle.  I love these releases because the P&P folks think about the problems directly from building out real world applications.  They take the products we have such as ASP.NET…

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Poll: Allowing .NET EXEs to run off a network share

By default .NET applications (EXEs) that are launched from a remote file system (eg \\server\bin\SomeApp.exe), will not be considered trusted and typically will fail (unless specifically designed to run with low trust).  This is in direct contrast with unmanaged applications which always give full trust to launched programs, regardless of location.  From a quick search,…

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Brad Abrams’ DotNetRocks Interview

I love the DNR guys..   They have a great show and I was fortunate enough to be able to talk in person to Carl Franklin at ReMixBoston.   While I know the show is not exactly Steely Dan’s “Home At Last” ,  it was a lot of fun.  The argentiferous part of the show starts at…

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PM Tip #14: Great teams have members that defy roles

Update: See the full list of PM Tips.  I was asked recently to define the roles for PMs on my team.  Specifically what they should do as compared with the dev and test teams.  I flatly refused.   The best teams I have worked in and with are those that defy the traditional roles and responsibilities. …

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Silverlight Showcase updated…

We have some great wins with Silverlight 1.0…  A few I showed off at ReMix Boston were   The HSN folks are doing live streaming, plus you get a “Buy” button that takes you to their ecommerice site with the product information already filled in.  In addition you can watch sales pitches from earlier in…

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Popfly for everyone!

Today at the Web 2.0 Summit, Ballmer announced that we are opening Popfly to a public beta today!  It is a completely free way to build really cool Silverlight based mashups.  There are tons and tons of pre-built components from Twitter, to Virtual Earth, to Flickr..  I can’t wait to see what you build..   Here…

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I can only access VistaIIS7 sites from localhost…

I have personally run into this issue a few times and I have helped a couple of people debug it.  What generally happens is that you set up a test or development box running Vista and IIS7.. everything works fine from http://localhost, but when you try to access it from any other machine, you can’t…

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Some pictures from DevLINK

Joe Kunk, President of the Greater Lansing (MI) User Group for .Net,  just sent me a couple of pictures from devlink…    The first is one of my favorite times at the conference listening to feedback from Billy Hollis, Kathleen Dollard, and Rob Windsor.   Oh, and here is Joe and me getting a picture just…

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