Things to be thankful for in .NET

Check out http://www.theserverside.net/cartoons/Top10_NET_Thankful/Top10_NET_Thankful.swf. No.8 is good, but No.3 is better 🙂  

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Smart Client Developer Center: Rebooted

Winding down for the holiday weekend and mooching about. Looks like the smart client developer center on MSDN has been revamped: http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclient/community/edletters/default.aspx And jolly nice it looks too. And check out the excellent Scott Garvey on Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=29703 A very stripy shirt and a wobbly camera but a great summary of what smart clients are all about…  

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Smart Client Architecture Guide – Performance Chapter Now Available

The performance chapter of the Smart Client Architecture Guide has now been published: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/SCAG-CH08.asp?frame=true Now that all of the chapters have been published, you can download the PDF version of the guide from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8EC600BD-A2E5-44AC-9A8F-68D06361853E&displaylang=en So now you can use it offline!!

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MSDN Architecture Webcast: Updater Application Block

Put it on your calendar – an architecture webcast on using the Application Updater Block on August 12th at 11:00 AM PST. Here’s the abstract:   MSDN Architecture Webcast: Updater Application Block – Level 200 Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time Chris Kinsman, Architect, Guided Design Doing smart client development?  Wish ClickOnce…

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Making a Rich Client Smart : Using Multiple Threads

Another TechEd demo. This time its how to use a ‘task’ pattern to manage asynchronous background tasks and web service requests. This is a variation on my previous article which describes a simplified asynchronous call pattern for Windows Forms applications, generalized a little and with a few interesting additions. More…

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Making a Rich Client Smart : Using Multiple Threads

Another TechEd demo. This time its how to use a ‘task’ pattern to manage asynchronous background tasks and web service requests. This is a variation on my previous article which describes a simplified asynchronous call pattern for Windows Forms applications, generalized a little and with a few interesting additions.   The Sample Application The sample…

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Making a Rich Client Smart : Going Offline

In my Smart Client Architecture Principles session at TechEd I did a very simple demo which took a simple rich client application and made it work offline. I have received a number of requests for this code but the TechEd folks don’t seem to allow demo and sample code to be made available on the…

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Making a Rich Client Smart : Going Offline

In my Smart Client Architecture Principles session at TechEd I did a very simple demo which took a simple rich client application and made it work offline. I have received a number of requests for this code but the TechEd folks don’t seem to allow demo and sample code to be made available on the…

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RPC Over HTTP Woes…

I spent the last two weeks in Europe, first at TechEd Europe in Amsterdam and then back home in the UK. To stay in touch with the goings-on back in Redmond, I used Outlook’s “RPC over HTTP” feature (side rant: I don’t know what marketing wizard came up with that name but surely they could…

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Smart Client Architecture Guide is now live on MSDN

The Smart Client Architecture Guide is now live on MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/scag.asp The performance chapter is being completed as we speak and should be posted in a week or so. We decided to put the rest of the guide out there since it has generated a lot of interest. Feedback welcome!  

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