Four articles about data types…

I wrote a few articles about data types on my blog: HealthRecordItem Weight, measurements, and display values Custom data types A custom data type architecture    

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HealthVault applications and offline access…

There have been a few questions about how offline access works and where it can be used, so I thought I’d share some additional insights. But first, I’d like to make sure we’re on the same page.  The difference between the two scenarios is that while in the online scenario, the user is prompted to…

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HealthVault Device blog

For those of you interested in connecting devices to HealthVault, there’s a blog just for you.

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Server maintenance – Wed 24 Oct

We will be performing routine maintenance on the HealthVault Developer Environment servers between 6pm and 7pm Pacific Time next Wednesday, Oct 24th.  Intermittent outages are possible during this maintenance window.  We plan on using a similar time window for future maintenance so please let us know if this timing presents problems for you and your…

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New Promo Code Request Form

Some of your emails to the Promo Code request alias (hvPromo@microsoft.com) were getting blocked by spam filters so we have built a request form and made it available on http://connect.microsofthealthbeta.com/RequestPromoCode.aspx.  If you requested a Promo Code via email and never heard back from us, please try to re-submit your request using the form. On the…

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Web applications, thick clients, and authentication

There have been some questions about authentication in web apps and support for thick clients in HealthVault. On this subject, it’s useful to first understand how web applications work so that they can be contrasted to client applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Web applications   When a user goes to the application’s web page, the platform doesn’t know…

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Building Connection Center shortcuts

The Connection Center application allows you to add a shortcut to your application to the set of shortcuts that are shown. I wrote a series of posts that details what you need to do to create a Microsoft Installer package (aka .msi file) that users can run to install the shortcut. Part 1: Building an…

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