CRM, Accessibility, and 508

I’ve spent many a time having accessibility and 508 compliance discussions with customers and partners over the years working at Microsoft and focusing on various web based technologies.  In fact, it’s hard to believe I recorded this video over seven years ago: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/keydet/Creating-an-Accessible-Web-Page As it relates to Dynamics CRM 2011, whether your overall implementation is…

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Using code analysis again…

This week marks my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft.  Five years ago, I stopped being a “real developer” and became an evangelist.  Ok, I started with a short stint as a SQL / BizTalk Technology Specialist (what other companies call “pre-sales engineer”), but I’ve pretty much been focused on developers the whole time.  I used…

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Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

I’m not much of a SharePoint dev.  I’ve taken a SharePoint development class, but that’s it.  I keep telling myself that I am going to dig in to SharePoint more.  I know that many of the folks that attend the Developer Dinners are doing a fair amount of SharePoint development.  I just came across the…

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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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Free Coding Assistance Add-in for Visual Studio Developers

Here’s a little tidbit I picked up after watching the Microsoft Visual C# IDE: Tips and Tricks session at PDC.  DevExpress hass released CodeRush Xpress for Visual Studio.  From their site: “CodeRush Xpress is freely available to all Visual Studio 2008 developers and offers a comprehensive suite of tools that enable you and your team…

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MUST HAVE: XAML Power Toys

Depending on how many blogs you read, you’ll be seeing a barrage of “Silverlight 2 released” posts today.  If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/10/14/silverlight-2-released.aspx.  Karl Shifflet just updated his XAML Power Toys to support the Silverlight 2 release.  If you are doing any…

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RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper for 6.2

Thanks to the quick effort from Chris Pietschmann, I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper that is in sync with the update Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2.  You can learn more about what’s new in 6.2 at http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2008/09/24/announcing-the-virtual-earth-web-service-and-virtual-earth-map-control-6-2.aspx.  UPDATE: I wanted to also mention…

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VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they’ve made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx Technorati Tags: visual studio,windows communication foundation,wcf

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