WPF/E – Translation: Next Gen Web UI is here.

I was going to do a WPF/E post, then I wasn’t, then I was. Then I came across WPF/E Pad and realized this thing is too cool to not post about. So here it is in a nutshell, along with a few links to other posts. What is it? In short WPF/E (Windows Presentation Foundation…


Clarius Software Factories Toolkit

Clarius Consulting recently shipped the December CTP of the Software Factories Toolkit. I have not yet looked at the product, but the demos look quite impressive. Basically SFT is positioning itself as the bridge between DSL Tools and GAT (Guidance Authoring Toolkit) development. SFT comes loaded with a resource kit of tools that greatly simplify…


Developer features for Vista

Daniel Moth has done a nice post on the features Vista provides for managed developers. Check it our here.


Tips: Streams, Zones, Vista and Blocked Files in IE

4/07/2007 Update Rick O’Dell and Phil C. both emailed solutions for XP (Yes it happens in XP as well) and Vista that will prevent alternate streams from being saved period. Open a cmd window. gpedit.msc Goto: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager Enable: Do not preserve zone information in file attachments. Note:…


Tips: Making IE7 put on an IE6 mask

If you are like me and using IE7 then you have probably ran into more than a handful of sites that don’t recognize your browser. In some cases this doesn’t cause any problems, though in others it can be quite problematic. Sometimes you just wish your browser would just act like IE6. Well now it…


Attached Properties and the Workflow Designer

Let me clarify that although this post is actually taking place only several hours after my previous post on “Diving in to workflow”. In actuality that last post is reflective of a state I was in weeks ago that I just never got around to posting due to an internal project that was monopolizing my…


Diving in to the workflow ocean

One of the great things about this job is that I get to work with a ton of product groups at Microsoft. In just one year I’ve worked with the .NET 3.0, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX, SharePoint, VSTO, Windows Mobile, and SQL Server teams to name a few. Coming from a development background this can…


Windows Mobile 5.0 Courses Shipped!

  We just shipped Collection 5150: Developing Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Applications using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. This 12 hour collection teaches how to develop, deploy and maintain Windows Mobile 5.0 applications. These courses will also prepare candidates for exam 70-540: TS: Microsoft® Windows Mobile – Application Development. Topics covered within the collection include: Developing…


Going to Tech-Ed

I’ll be attending TechEd-Developers in Europe next week manning the Microsoft Learning booth. Additionally I’ll be delivering a set of small sessions on .NET 3.0 (WPF, WCF, and WF) as well SharePoint 2007. If you are planning on attending and want to get the scoop on these technologies and don’t have the time to attend the in-depth…


E-Learning virtual lab woes

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from people who are having difficulty logging into our virtual labs. The login issues are mainly two fold. Users can’t find the login information as it is not posted in an obvious place. The password itself is difficult to enter for people in non-english speaking countries, as…