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Just Blog to Win a Free XBox?

Can’t get to Vegas or Orlando?  Have you heard about the Microsoft Web Experience events in Los Angeles and Denver?  Want to win an XBox 360 simply by cutting and pasting?  Read on. These Web Experience events are about the technologies that Microsoft offers.We are showing how to build compelling solutions using technologies like Blend,… Read more

Web Experiences Events in NYC, LA, and Denver

Come to the Web Experiences events in New York City (May 31st), Los Angeles (June 8th), or Denver (June 15th). At the Web Experiences Events we will demonstrate Microsoft’s next generation of technologies such as Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow, IIS 7, ASP.NET Ajax and much more that can help you build these… Read more

Wally on Some Cool Orcas Features

At the Atlanta Launch of Office and Vista, I got to hear a great term that was introduced to the crowd by the guys at ThreeWill… “WIIFM”. Danny Ryan:  And what does WIIFM stand for, Pete? Pete Skelly:  What’s In It For Me. I haven’t really looked much at Orcas yet.  When Wally McClure told… Read more

A Nostalgic Look at Using XMLHttpRequest with SOAP

It has been a long time since I did any work with the XmlHttpRequest object directly. Most of my XML geekery is done using .NET on the server side with web services, and ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 eliminated my need to directly touch XmlHttpRequest from JavaScript. However, today I found myself with a need to revisit… Read more

Silverlight, Expression Media Encoder, and More Announced at NAB

You’ve heard snippets of details about what this thing code-named “WPF/e” could do, maybe even downloaded the CTP. At the National Association of Broadcasters event, Microsoft announced the official name Silverlight. This announcement is more than just a name change. More details, including pricing, were announced, and there are hints of bigger announcements coming at… Read more

HOWTO: Write controls compatible with UpdatePanel without linking to the ASP.NET AJAX DLL

Eilon Lipton wrote a fantastic article on how to write controls that are “AJAX-aware”. By changing just a few typical lines of RegisterClientScript code and using a small bit of Reflection, you can determine if a page is using a ScriptManager or not and render client script appropriately. Read the post at http://forums.asp.net/thread/1445844.aspx…. Read more