Getting FetchXML from LINQPad

Using FetchXML is necessary in many situations with CRM 2011.  The biggest one is if you are taking a “design for online” approach to solution building.  I’m a big believer that everyone should be designing their solutions this way because then your solution is truly portable between CRM Online and CRM OnPrem (i.e. wherever you…

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City of Miami Uses Microsoft Technologies to Improve Permits and Services for Citizens

  Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation, code compliance, and related services. Land management had an aging mainframe…

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Miami Upgrades Land Management Systems, Streamlines Permits and Services for Citizens - Case Study Now Live!

See the full case study here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000007629  Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation, code compliance, and related services. Land…

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DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1).  This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features/capabilities to the .NET…

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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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FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download.  However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit.  I blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/devkeydet/archive/2008/08/18/free-training-on-net-framework-3-5-sp1-and-asp-net-mvc.aspx The kit has everything I showed in…

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Free training on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and ASP.NET MVC

Looking for free introductory training on the .NET 3.5 SP1 & ASP.NET MVC?  Head over to Jonathan Carter’s blog to get all the details on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RTM.  What will you find?  Information and links to download a kit that has presentations, demos, and labs covering what’s new in ASP.NET AJAX,…

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SCREENCAST: Rendering Polygons from SQL Server 2008 on Virtual Earth

In this screencast, I build off of the concepts shown in my previous screencast and show you how to render a polygon on a Virtual Earth map using REST, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. To learn more about the GeoRSS utility library, visit:…

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SCREENCAST: Saving Virtual Earth Polygons to SQL Server 2008

In this screencast, I show you how to draw a polygon on a Virtual Earth map and save it using ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. Screencast: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Saving-Virtual-Earth-Polygons-to-SQL-Server-2008/ Code: -Marc Technorati Tags: virtual earth,asp.net,ajax,wcf,linq,sql server 2008

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FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Downers Grove, IL)

Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don’t have the content from the LINQ & VSTO sessions yet, but will update this post when I get them.  However, I did promise to have a post up this morning. How Visual Studio Team System 2008…

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