How we demo…

  I get a bunch of questions at events etc… on how our team do demos.  I don’t mean the content of the demos, i mean the actual setup and execution. You might think this is a simple question to answer, but it is more complex than you think. First up there is no single…

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BB13: SharePoint 2007 Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio — Sample Code

Here are the code samples I demonstrated in my PDC Session last week as promised. You can watch the recorded session here: https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB13/  (Silverlight streaming Video & slides + demo side by side) Please read the “Contoso Sample Setup.rtf” file for setup instructions.  There are a few things you need to do! The best place…

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PDC 2008: SharePoint 2007: Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio 2008

I hope everyone is getting as pumped as I am for the PDC next week.  So much dev geek goodness in one week … its all good! Plug for my session: SharePoint 2007 Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio Thursday 8:30am Abstract:  “Learn how to use Microsoft Silverlight and SharePoint together. See us build a…

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RoundTable

So i was in a meeting today and we had a remote participant.  We were using Live Meeting to do the presentation and demo.  We were in a meeting room with a Round Table … so i decided to plug it in and see what happened 🙂 20 seconds later the video popped up and…

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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1

Big title for a big user guide! :)  This is a great step forward for people starting out with SharePoint development, or for people looking at starting with the VS extensions for SharePoint. Anyone looking to build things like Webparts, Site templates, List temlates, Event handlers etc… should be looking at the extensions.  You can…

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Loving the new Zune update

Finally managed to get around to updating my Zune software to the new update.  Great to see TV shows in there like Battlestar Galactica and The Office. I really like the Zune Card integration too.  Feeling more social already :)  It is cool to see what your fiends are listening to and be able to…

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SharePoint protocol documentation released…

We have just spent a great deal of time head down writing documentation on all sorts of SharePoint protocols.  They are split into two groups Front End and Back End.  Front end protocols are all the ones that typically talk to a front end web server and the back end ones are mostly how the…

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SharedView is very cool.

Every once in a while I am blown away by something.  Not because it is the latest and greatest, but because it does what it does in such a simple and easy to use way… this is one of those things. SharedView is a very nifty little remote application sharing tool.  I was shown it…

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Floor cleaning robots…

We moved into our new house last week and it is a lot bigger than the last. That means lots of vacuum cleaning.  So becoming more accustomed to being lazy in my old age … there was only one thing for it… a Roomba & a Scooba.  Floor cleaning robots from www.irobot.com. One for carpet,…

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What do Mix 08, Silverlight, the Beatles & New Zealand all have in common?…

At Mix08 today Hard Rock demo’ed their new web based Silverlight 2.0 application that allows a user to browse (in amazing detail) their catalogue of rock history.  (http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/) If you zoom into the middle left of the bigger image you will find a note from the Beatles to their security manager for one of their…

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