Tech.Days Live Video: SQL Server Compact and User Data Access in Mango

In this session, Andy Wigley takes a look at the new local database features in Windows Phone Mango. Specifically SQL Server CE, how to deploy databases, how to access them and even how to update the database schema. Andy also explores the new APIs for accessing user data on the device (eg contacts).

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A Couple of Upcoming Events

Firstly the UK Bing Maps User Group are holding their next meeting on the evening of 19th January in London. The agenda looks like this: 6.30pm – Coffee and socialising 7.00pm – Session 1 "What’s new in the Bing Maps world" – Johannes Kebeck (Microsoft) 7.45pm – Food and socialising 8.15pm – Session 2 “Show…

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PDC 10 Sessions – The Pick of the Bunch

I’ve created a list of my favourite PDC10 videos for next week’s MSDN Flash and thought I’d share it here first so you get early access. The Future of C# and Visual Basic The Future of F# Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere LINQ, Take Two – Realizing the LINQ to Everything Dream Inside Internet Explorer 9 Performance…

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ORMs – A Developer’s Dream, A DBA’s Nightmare?

I caught up with Simon Sabin (@simon_sabin), organiser of the SQL Bits conference, at DDD8 (a community organised developer event held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading) to ask him about Object Relational Mapping (ORMs) from both a developer and a DBA’s perspective. Are developers to be trusted with a loaded gun? Or should DBAs…

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Web Platform Installer

I’ve realised that despite all the noise about it, I’ve pretty much managed to ignore the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) to date. Which is a shame because I know it does some pretty cool things, takes a lot of the drudgery out of configuring your machine and, from today, I’m actually convinced that I would…

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Birmingham – An Intelligent City?

I’d seen this video (as I said to Mark, I find the start a bit creepy) before I saw Mark’s blog post on the subject (which he wrote some time back). It’s a proof of concept focussing on transport and the challenges we all face when negotiating our way around the cities where we live…

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Suteki Shop and ASP.NET MVC

At last year’s Remix:UK conference in Brighton, ScottGu mentioned a local company called Jump the Gun who were running their online store on ASP.NET MVC well before we’d released it. Wanting to chat to a local company who’d chosen to build ASP.NET MVC applications, I recently did a bit of research and discovered that the…

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ASP.NET MVC and iWantGreatCare.org

I recently dragged colleague Mark Bloodworth out to the lake at TVP to chat about ASP.NET MVC and working on a proof of concept with iWantGreatCare.org, a free service for those looking to find the best healthcare for themselves, their family or those they look after. I was particularly interested in the migration from Ruby…

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Virtual Earth and SQL Server Event

For those of you that know me or follow my blog you’ll know that I’m a *huge* fan of Virtual Earth and need only the smallest of excuses to incorporate it into a demo. So when Simon Sabin emailed me to say that he and Johannes Kebeck were doing a double act on Virtual Earth…

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[Demo Code] ASP.NET Dynamic Data Demo

I’ve just posted the ASP.NET Dynamic Data website I usually build when I do a Dynamic Data demo. You can download the source for it here. The demo site illustrates a few features of ASP.NET Dynamic Data: Scaffolding of my Houses database using Linq to Sql as the model ScaffoldAllTables is set to true but…

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