Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7

Repost from the Windows Team Blog    Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging the full power of the Microsoft platform…

Entity Framework N-Tier

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. This is a topic I have customer conversations about quite often.  I just found my latest “watch this, then let’s talk about it” reference.  Tony Sneed just published a webinar about the topic.  Definitely worth watching if you are interested in this scenario. http://blog.tonysneed.com/2010/04/21/webinar-n-tier-entity-framework-with-dtos/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+DevelopmentorInstructors+(Developmentor+Instructor’s+Aggregated+Feed)&utm_content=Google+Reader

Consuming REST services using HttpClient

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. If you have a need to consume REST Services from .NET Framework based code, then you should really have look at the WCF Rest Starter Kit.  There is a handy class called HttpClient that is, in my opinion, provides the best / cleanest way to consume REST services…


Bing Maps roadshow in Reston

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Want to get up to speed on the latest release of Bing Maps including both the Ajax and Silverlight controls as well as the SOAP web services?  Don’t miss the upcoming roadshow in Reston, Va.  Details: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/govmaps/archive/2009/11/24/bing-maps-roadshow-coming-to-reston-virgina.aspx “At this event, experts will provide an overview of Bing Maps…

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…


VS2008 SP1 WCF Tools: More details

The WCF Tools team has a new post up, with screenshots, showing the enhancements they’ve made for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://blogs.msdn.com/wcftoolsteamblog/archive/2008/08/22/vs2008-sp1-is-released-wcf-tools-new-features-with-snapshots.aspx -Marc Technorati Tags: visual studio,windows communication foundation,wcf

Virtual Earth, SQL 2008, & GeoJSON

I’ve been chatting with Vish over email.  He made me aware his approach to getting SQL 2008 & Virtual Earth to play well together using GeoJSON.  I actually didn’t know about GeoJSON.  Thanks Vish!  Check out his post explaining the approach: http://viswaug.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/sql-server-2008-virtualearth-made-easier-and-building-a-rest-api/ -Marc Technorati Tags: .net framework,sql server 2008,virtual earth,wcf

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…


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,…

Webcast Schedule for September 2008

Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTERS OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE September 12, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Building Workflow Services (Windows Workflow (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)) Joel Reyes Joel Reyes Developers September 26, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Overview of Developer Identity Framework (Zermatt) Joel Reyes…