DevDinnerOnDemand: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC enables you to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications by using the ASP.NET framework. ASP.NET MVC is an alternative, not a replacement, for ASP.NET Web Forms that offers the following benefits: Clear separation of concerns Testability – support for Test-Driven Development Fine-grained control over HTML and JavaScript Intuitive URLs What you will learn:…

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Developer Dinner Update

A few people have contacted me asking about the Developer Dinners.  At the last dinner, I mentioned that we were going to try to move to a monthly cadence for the dinners.  I also mentioned that we were going to make recordings of the dinners available on demand so people outside of the Reston, Virginia…

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DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive

Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday.  James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team.  The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my team has done for the last few years, except the content focuses on the…

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Target Silverlight and WPF using a common codebase

How do I build an application that targets both WPF and Silverlight? This question comes up quite a bit as I talk to people about both WPF and Silverlight.  Whenever I am asked this question, I always respond by letting people know that v2 of the patterns & practices Composite Application Guidance for WPF (code…

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FOLLOW UP: Reston Developer Conference 04DEC08

Vlad and I would like thank everyone for attending the conference!  Here are the downloads: What I’ve learned about Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 (and beyond), Silverlight 3 (and beyond) – deck "Oslo" and "Dublin" Overview – deck, code Windows Azure Overview – deck, code SQL Data Services Overview – deck .NET Services Overview…

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Public Sector Developer Conference in Reston, Virginia

My team is putting on a 1-day developer conference in Reston, Virginia on December 4th.  We’ll have four sessions: What’s New with .NET Framework 4.0? Introducing the Microsoft Modeling Platform (Oslo) and Windows Application Server Extensions (Dublin) for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow (WF) Services Windows Azure – An Introduction to the Microsoft…

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ANNOUNCING: Developer Dinner On Demand

My team delivers a monthly Developer Dinner for US Public Sector Partners in Reston, Virginia.  At the dinners, we give 90-120 minute developer focused presentations on recently released / future developer technologies.  We have had great success with the dinners over the years.  Much of the success can be attributed to Robert Shelton who began…

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DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features/capabilities to the .NET…

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Improve WPF application deployment with the Client Profile Designer

Sorry for repurposing content, but this one is easy to miss so I think it is worth it “The Client Profile Configuration Designer is the designer for the .NET Framework Client Profile. It will allow developers to customize the end-user deployment experience. The customizations allowed using the Client Profile Configuration Designer are: Customization of the…

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Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit

I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview.  One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls.  Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs, a nice Hands-in-Lab, and a helpful blog post explaining how…

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