Mike Taulty Video Series on PRISM for Silverlight 3

Mike Taulty has published an excellent series of screencasts illustrating some of the ideas found in "Prism" or the "Composite Application Guidance" from the Patterns and Practices team that can be used to build Silverlight applications in a way that lends itself to testability and modularity. In talking to customers building business applications with Silverlight…

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IE8 Accelerator for Searching IHI Improvement Map

The Improvement Map Accelerator allows you to search the IHI Improvement Map (IMap) from any site on the internet. The accelerator passes the selected text to the Silverlight based IMap tool which checks for a search term being passed in on the URL. If one exists, a search is executed in the tool as if…

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O’Neil’s 7 on 7

Jim O’Neil, a developer evangelist for Microsoft, has published 7 detailed technical articles on 7 features of Windows 7 that developers should be looking at if they want to really shine on the new OS. Task Bar Federated Search Extended Linguistic Services Direct2D and DirectWrite Sensor and Location API Windows MultiTouch Windows Xp Mode Technorati…

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Cloud Storage Studio – Managing Azure Storage

Now that the Azure commercial release date is just around the corner (November 17th at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference) 3rd-party applications are starting to appear. Microsoft has always had a very healthy 3rd-party ecosystem and that will continue with Azure. One new product is Cerebrata’s Cloud Storage Studio This is a Windows desktop application that…

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ARCast.TV Special – Michael Stiefel on Software as a Service in the Cloud

  The Architecture Innovation Cafe presents Michael Stiefel on Software as a Service in the Cloud Architecting and building a Software as a Service application requires solving a series of problems that are independent of a particular software platform. Michael discusses three areas of focus for designing and building services so that you can leverage…

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Connected Show #19 – User Experience..It ain’t lipstick baby!

Connected Show – Episode #19 – Dave Crawford on User Experience: It ain’t lipstick baby! In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us…

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IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine, Paul Hamnett, VP of engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney , Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for the healthcare quality industry called the Improvement…

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Resources for Developing Windows 7 Applications

Microsoft has put together a list of online resources to help developers get started with creating Windows 7 applications, including links to application compatibility tool, Windows SDK, managed code for Windows 7 APIs, and the training kit. See more detail here. The training kit includes many sample Windows 7 applications and presentations. Also, you can…

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Windows 7 Runtime Libraries Available for Vista and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft has just released a set of runtime libraries to support some Windows 7 features on Vista and Windows Server 2008. This means that developers can add Windows 7 features to applications that run on Vista and Windows Server 2008. For more detail read the blog post here. Technorati Tags: Windows 7,Windows Server 2008,Windows Vista…

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PDC09 – Register Today

Register by October 30th and receive a $300 discount! Get Windows 7 Compatible PDC09 attendees can get a jumpstart on making sure their applications run seamlessly on Windows 7.  Technical experts will be available onsite at the Windows 7 Developer Center to offer technical guidance, assist with compatibility testing, and answer questions about the Windows…

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