New MSDN Article on RIA Services Published

I saw Maurice de Beijer recently published a good introduction article on .NET RIA Services. Getting started with the .NET RIA Services The post starts with a very good introduction: RIA, short for Rich Internet Applications, is a bit of an umbrella term for all sorts of applications delivered through the browser. The key aspect…

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Unit Testing with .NET RIA Services

Vijay, one of the folks working on RIA Services recently posted a very good overview of how to do Unit Testing with .NET RIA Services.  I think this is an important benefit of adopting the RIA Services pattern.  Check it out and let us know what you think!   Unit Testing Business Logic in .NET…

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PM Tip #10: Interview Tips for Landing a Great Program Management Job

Update: See the full list of PM Tips. Recently a friend of mine at Microsoft asked about tips for how to land a great Program Management job at Microsoft.    It has been a while since I did a “PM Tips” post, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to share my thoughts and get your…

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A new generation of programmers begins

I have started teaching my 6-year old son logo as our summer learning project.  My goal is to help him discover the creativity and logical thinking approach that programming requires. And, of course to share a passion that I have with him, so there is a tiny hope we will have something to talk about…

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Release Roadmap for .NET RIA Services

Dinesh Kulkarni recently posted our current thinking on the release roadmap for .NET RIA Services.   One thing I love about this product is that we are able to iterate rapidly with the community to get the product right.  This means being in “preview” mode for a while so we can ensure we have taken all…

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Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services Keynote at VSLive!

I just finished up the keynote at VSLive in Vegas.     I did an update of my Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 3 talk from Mix09.  I updated to the latest internal builds of Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services late last week for this demo.  It was very fun to see stuff come together…

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Forms AuthWindows Auth – what is more common?

I was talking to some coworkers today about the scenarios for Forms Auth and Windows Auth in line of business applications.    We were having a debate about which was more common. As you might guess at Microsoft we are an all windows shop, so just about all our line of business applications use Windows auth,…

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