Silverlight 2 @ PDC

BB36 Building Search Driven Portals with SharePoint & Silverlight TL07 Developing Applications Using Data Services PC47 Expression Blend 2 Tips & Tricks PC39 Inside the Olympics: An Architecture and Development Review PC10 Microsoft Silverlight 2 for Mobile: Developing for Mobile Devices PC29 Microsoft Silverlight 2: Control Model PC11 Microsoft Silverlight Futures: Building Business Focused Applications TL54 Natural Interop with Silverlight, Office, and Python…

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Announcing Enterprise Library 4.1

Hi Everyone! Our Architecture Patterns and Practices team just announced the latest revision for Enterprise Library! Quick Links: –                    MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib –                    Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 –                    Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/entlibcontrib   What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges…

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PDC Announcements Log

To keep track of all the announcements at Microsoft PDC 2008, here it is: https://channel9.msdn.com/tags/pdcnews.announcements//   Joel Reyes

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Windows Live ID Becomes an OpenID Provider

Windows Live ID Commits to Support OpenID Beginning today, Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider. You will soon be able to use your Windows Live ID account to…

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WPF DataGrid, DatePicker/Calendar, VisualStateManager (VSM) and more…

Good news for WPF developers, the WPF Control Toolkit is evolving rapidly.  The kit is available from the WPF codeplex site (http://www.codeplex.com/wpf).  There’s a brand new release available with v1 of the DataGrid.  There’s also a DatePicker/Calendar control and a preview of VisualStateManager (VSM).  If you are not familiar with VSM, then have a look…

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Catching up with PDC2008

Highlights from the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008, October 27-30, Los Angeles Convention Center. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/pdc/default.mspx   Joel Reyes Technorati Tags: PDC2008 Keynotes

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AZURE: Is a blue color on the HSV color wheel at 210 degrees. NOT!

It is the newly announce Microsoft’ Services Platform -> Azure Services Platform! The Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) is an Internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to…

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Introducing Newly Improved WPF Performance Profiling Tools

Thinking about profiling your WPF applications to find out where the performance bottlenecks are? Check out the newly improved WPF Performance Profiling tool at http://windowsclient.net/wpf/perf/wpf-perf-tool.aspx if you haven’t had the chance, I highly recommend this new version! The WPF Performance blog also has quite a few good performance related posts and resources. H I G…

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HOL: MSDN VIRTUAL LABS

Part of the survey result was overwhelming feedback about hands on experiences during our dev events. I know that trying to do these at work is nearly impossible because of all the other work priorities and interruptions, but with the Virtual labs you can do them from anywhere – a coffee shop with wireless is…

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Austin Dev Conference – Follow up…

Per our promise below is all material from the conference: Building WPF Applications in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend – deck, code Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 – deck, code, links Building RIAs with Silverlight 2 Additional links: XAML Power Toys Viewing Design Time Data in Visual Studio 2008 Cider Designer in…

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