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In this pre-tax-day-issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Martin Mihaylov, and Al Pascual. Shoutout: Jeff Weber has a Krashlander Character and Landscape Preview up on his site. Thanks to everyone for taking it easy blogging while I'm procrastinating doing my taxes :) or maybe all of you are doing the same! In any case, from SilverlightCream.com: For Now, Don't Use SynchronizationContext in Silverlight 2 or 3 Shawn Wildermuth found himself a problem with SynchronizationContext. Read his post for how he worked ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, SilverLemma, Al Pascual, Silverlight SDK(2), Tim Heuer, Expression Blend and Design, Silverlight Web Services Team, Corey Schuman, Michael Sync, and Jesse Liberty(2). From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 and RIA Service – Creating a Proxy for Cross Domain HttpRequestsMark Monster sent me this link about the .NET RIA Service and creating proxies for Cross Domain requests... dang... are all the easy topics taken :)Creating Pie Charts with C# and Silverlight SilverLemma ...
First of all, thanks to all those brilliant people who made the long arduous journey to the UK (and to all those who just happened to be near by). I know it must have killed you to be so far away for so long. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. All of us that couldn’t go really feel for you and feel your pain. Okay! So, for those of us that couldn’t go, some of these guys really did a tremendous job of twittering what was going on during the conference. They absolutely did not have to do ...
In this Issue: Chris Cavanagh, Brownie Points, Silverlight Web Services Team, Gavin Wignall, Maurice de Beijer, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Snow, Andrej Tozon, Lee, Al Pascual, and Chris Hay. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty is getting ready to start a big new long-term project ... looks like it's going to be a great one to play along with: VideoWiki – A Open-Book Design-To-Delivery Silverlight 3 Project. This is the intro... I'll be blogging the pieces as Jesse posts them. Jeff Wilcox ...
This is a short post about me and what I do. Again, trying to keep it short as not to bore anyone. I have been coding for legit gigs for about 12 years and programming on my own for well over 15. I have a background in music and graphic arts as well. Currently I am working for a very large company (80k+ employees) doing SharePoint development. I, like most developers, have a love-hate relationship that is rather unhealthy but I just can’t quit it. It’s this relationship that has driven me to write ...
I’ll tell you, I never imagined it would happen this quickly, but I was nominated for the first time this quarter and also received the MVP Award for my contributions online and offline to the VB.NET community. I’m very honored and very thankful to everyone involved in getting me mobilized within the community, including Zain Naboulsi, J Sawyer and PJ Forgione (who nominated me). Also, I’d like to give some thanks for other great individuals I’ve met through becoming active in a great community: ...
Hi there, here goes my first post on geekswithblogs, so let me introduce myself. My name is Prabhu and I work on Windows Mobile technologies. I love programming and solving puzzles. My work involves working with BSP's, porting maintaining tweaking device drivers and sometimes writing small utility applications at work. I work for a large corporation which builds and sells Windows Mobile phones for a living and does a lot of other stuff too! So thats that about me and what I do. This is the first ...
So, I just ventured into tagging my blogs, partially because I think tag clouds are cool, but also it really can be helpful to find related posts. The problem however, is I don’t know what provider I should use. Being on GeeksWithBlogs, and thus Subtext, I can use the built in support for microformat. However, the tag cloud works great, but the tags that I add to my post are incomplete. Unfortunately, Subtext expects a “default.aspx” at the end of the url. I’ve tried a number of ways to work around ...
So I just installed Live Writer and am writing this blog with it. Integrating with my blog was painless. I added a Code Snippet plug-in, hoping that it will work well for me. I’ve been using CopySourceAsHtml (CSAH) to great success, but thought it best to try out the plug-ins that are available. There are other code plug-ins, but this was the highest rated. Do you, Dear Reader, have a favorite? Here is a comparison between the CSAH and the plug-in: CSAH: 1 [Specification] 2 public void the_job_end_date_should_be_... ...
Donn’s a pretty interesting guy I’ve known for a while now. He’s an active community leader and has had a rather interesting career path. I have been nagging him for an interview for some time. I’ll let him take it from here, in these NINE Questions with Donn Felker: 1. Where are you from? I recently moved to Minneapolis last year. However, I’m originally from Northern California (Redding area), and lived the last ten years in Phoenix, AZ. 2. What do you do / Who do you work for / What is your product? ...
As you all know, I’ve been at MIX09 this week, and when I checked my big list-o-blogsTM on Wednesday morning, I had about 50 tagged to blog. I was afraid to look at the list until now, and counting submittals and some non-SL3B posts, my list count is sitting at 117 – yikes! So what to do?? I kicked this around with a few folks at MIX, such as Pete Brown, CigDem, and Shawn Wildermuth, and I’ve decided that rather than try to post them by author or some other method, I’m going to try to group them ...
My numbering of the days makes sense until I get too large a number, so I just said “Last Day” … :) I’m soooo bad with names and there’s so much people and information overload… I think I need to start doing what Jesse Liberty and Tim Heuer were doing, and that’s taking a picture of everyone they collected a business card from…. or take notes :) I realized after I posted earlier that I had spent some time waiting for that first event on Thursday night talking with Rob Burke.We had some great conversation ...
Follow Me On Twitter http://twitter.com/Mohamed_... So, a very short note on my last news is that now I’m in Abu Dhabi, UAE; for a while not having a laptop, which is why I haven’t blogged since dotNETwork CodeCamp’09. Then I thought of Micro-blogging. If you know Twitter already you know what I mean, if not, think of something like facebook status; micro space to say something that’s in your mind now. A good way to say something quick and it has been popular for technical guys and even some western ...
As I mentioned before, I've been using Win7 full time on my laptop. Win7 ships with IE8 beta which has some nice improvements, but overall isn't ready for prime time just yet (such are the perils of beta software.) My recent experiences with FireFox 3 (prior to installing Win7) have left me somewhat cold, so my browser of choice has been Google Chrome. Overall, I really like Chrome a lot and there have only been a few instances where it wouldn't work well with something. One of those things is a ...
MIX09 Minus 1 MIX07 was the first national conference I ever attended, and I felt like that kid from the sticks in NYC looking up at the buildings. MIX08 was just as cool and having some fore-knowledge, I was able to navigate my way around a bit better rather than spend all my time staring up at the buildings :) Now here I am on the outer edge of MIX09 beginning, and I'm as excited about this as I was about MIX07. I can play dumb really well when asked direct questions, but if you're involved with ...
In this issue: Jan Jelinek(2), Gavin Wignall, Andrej Tozon, Damon Payne, and Radenko Zec. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher continues his Design series with Reflecting on Design #16 From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Contrib - CoolMenu Jan Jelinek is blogging about the controls in the Silverlight Contrib project ... this one is about the Cool Menu. Silverlight Contrib - ColorPicker In this second post today, Jan Jelinek blogs about the Silverlight Contrib Color Picker. Building a paint application in Silverlight ...
If you take the link that image is referencing, you'll find yourself at David "The Original" Silverlight's Community-Credit website. I have to admit, the first time I looked at it, I wondered why I'd bother, but since GeeksWithBlogs is rolling all my blogging up there, I thought what the heck, I'll go ahead and list other stuff too. The fact that Karl Shifflett was the one that pointed me at it was also no small impetus :) If you're doing very much in the community, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised ...
In this issue: Jobi Joy, Andy Beaulieu, Rishi, Nikhil Kothari, Pete Brown, Fredrik Normén, Tim Heuer, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Cameron Albert, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Wilcox, Terence Tsang, Andrej Tozon, and Somasegar. Shoutouts: First a big congratulations to Bill Reiss for becoming the very first official Silverlight MVP: I'm just speechless… What an honor to be the first Silverlight MVP Want a sneak peek into LOB apps by the guys on the product team? Tim Heuer gave this link: Silverlight Sneak Peek: ...
In this issue: Nikhil Kothari, Alex Knight(2), Lutz Gerhard, Nigel Sampson, Ofir Shemesh, Tim Heuer, Koen Zwikstra, Jeff Wilcox, Tess Fernandez(6), and Corey Miller. Shoutouts: Corey Schuman has a big list-o-Silverlight 2 books on his site: The State of Silverlight 2 books .. thanks for the shoutout, Corey! Martin Grayson announced that Blacklight v3.0 (Mar09) released! ... check out his post for all the goodness involved in this! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight.FX and Silverlight Store Sample ...
I've been bothered by this for a little while now. I reboot my laptop, it connects to my router (WLAN), gets its address (as well as the DNS server's address) via DHCP. But the machine cannot resolve any names. Vista reports my LAN is "local only". Diagnostics say the DNS is not working. I used Wireshark, and discovered that when I try to resolve a name, such as when I type "ping www.google.com" at the command prompt, it sends all resolution requests to my WINS server, which of course says it has ...
I came across an interesting problem on Friday (which is why I'm blogging about it on Sunday evening - I've been working to fix this problem over the weekend!), regarding pre-authenticated links for secured areas of ASP.NET websites. A very large and reputable client of our firm has an email sent out to them daily containing business-critical development information and a link to an online reporting feature. They requested if we could possibly arrange for the link to bypass the normal login system ...
I’ve known Kent for a couple years now, having run into each other time and again around the various Heartland tech events. Kent’s a busy dude but he managed to spare a few cycles for me to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) I've lived lots of places over the years. I'm living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota now. It's really starting to feel like home. 2. Who do you work for? Give me the 10 second pitch on them. ...
In this issue: Ed Silverton, Tim Sneath, Shawn Wildermuth, Koen Zwikstra, Tim Heuer, Ken Cox, Robby Ingebretsen, Terence Tsang, Jonathan van de Veen, and the Epxression Blend and Design Blog Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion announed early this morning MIX10K contest: The choice is made Walt Ritscher has his latest post up - Reflecting on Design #13 ... that waterdrops one is pretty cool :) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight for Flash Developers Talk Ed Silverton did a presentation for a group called ...
I know I am not the first to mention Windows Live Writer as a great blogging tool. I’ll mention it anyway, maybe someone will see this post who missed the various positive mentions from other posters (and not just the GWB folks). The install was painless aside from unchecking about seven other MS/MSN junk I did not need. I have used it for a little while now and have had no issues publishing or updating posts. The two main items I like about Live Writer are saving a post before publishing it (i.e. ...
In this issue: Michael Washington, Laurent Bugnion, Andy Beaulieu, and Dave Campbell. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Gantt Chart Michael Washington sent me a preview of this Gantt chart last week and it's very cool... and not so much that it's a Gantt chart necessarily, but the visualization and data representation, not to mention he gave up the source :) Simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem in Silverlight (part 1) Laurent Bugnion has part 1 of a two-parter on simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem ...
You had me from WPF/E If you've spent much time at WynApse.com, it doesn't take long to realize that I'm not only a Silverlight Fanatic, but I've been at it since WPF/E. I've been out of blogging my own material for a while and have a strong desire to get back at it. I like helping folks learn how much fun and how simple it is to get started with Silverlight, and once they get comfortable with the concepts they can go start reading some of the many advanced blog posts out there. I kicked this idea ...
I just started using AllWebMenus Pro version 5.1. Trying to figure out how to generate the Menu execlusivly in code was a challange because in the documentation they had refrences to styles that I could not find in the generated Java Script from their tool. The Short and Sweet Blog version: The default menu.js will not contain any styles you define if you dont create a menu item prior to generating the menu with the AllWebMenus Tool. The Tool doesnot generate these styles even so the second option ...
I’m not a Microsoft employee, but I’ve been on the advisory board for P&P’s Composite Architecture for WPF and Silverlight (hereafter just called Prism) project since v1. It’s a great little piece of software and I’ve been negligent about blogging on it, so I thought I’d take the opportunity of starting up this blog to do so. History For those that are unfamiliar, since 2003, P&P has been generating a series of application blocks, software factories and guidance packages that have promoted ...
In this issue: Bob Thomson, Michael Washington, Ken Cox, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Matthias Shapiro, Page Brooks, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty reports As promised, here is the .NET Rocks recorded panel on RIA at Code Mash. It was a blast and got a great reception. Jeff Weber has a followup on his Silverlight Install Enticement video: Enticing People To Install Silverlight (Follow Up) Brad Abrams has his shoutout to MIX09: Getting Ready for Mix09 From SilverlightCream.com: colaab - Silverlight ...
As you might have seen, there has been some blogging about named format strings in the last days. Fun With Named Formats, String Parsing, and Edge Cases (Phil Haack) Named Formats Redux (Phil Haack) Named Format Strings(James.ToString()) If you didn't came across it, the general idea is to use something like: "foo '{foo}' bar: {bar}".Format(new {foo = "abc", bar= 123}) Since I already had an analog solution for this problem I thought it would be fun to run it in 'competition' with the other implementations. ...
Lately I have been extremely busy helping with the We Are Microsoft – Charity Challenge Weekend. Well that weekend is almost here I am am extremely excited! The list of charities that were put together were absolutely amazing, the people organizing the event are extremely talented, and the event promises to be extremely high energy! The Bartlesville .NET User Group, that I am the President of, has put together a very good team of developers to compete in this challenge, and we promise not to take ...
It seems there has been some confusion and concern over my decision to also blog on the Los Techies website that I wanted to clarify. The most important point I want to make is: For those of you who subscribe to my blog hosted on Geeks With Blogs (http://geekswithblogs.net/... there is no need to also subscribe to my Los Techies blog. My primary blog will continue to be here on GWB and all new posts will show up here first. What that means is that anything I blog here will eventually make its ...

That's my first blog. I start blogging from Geekswithblogs.net But in past few days I maintain my own blog called aghausman.net and an asp.net one which is http://weblogs.asp.net/aghausman. While maintaining both of them I ignore my first blog totally.

So let me confess, I have done this mistake but I will never do it again. from now and on I will keep posting on this blog.

 

cheers

“Web 2.0” is a buzzword used all over the place these days. So what does it mean? Web 2.0 actually means a lot of different things and it means different things to different people. This is the first of a multi-part series attempting to define Web 2.0. Follow my blog at http://www.drivingsales.com... for future posts. Part 1 - “We're Talking Back” One definition of Web 2.0 is the ability for everyday people to change the Internet. A few years ago the Internet was mostly created by businesses ...
Here's a quick overview of what was most trafficked in 2008 on WTFNext. This is made possible by the results from Google Analytics and unique pageviews that have been recorded since early November. I'm using this information to gauge what is being found as useful and to help make WTFNext as useful as possible. What I've learned from the results is in general, the posts I make are useful to someone. Which is great news to begin with. Also, I've decided to start a separate blog soon on Second Life ...
I finally decided to nose dive into the blogging arena. I couldn't find a better time to start writing my first post, the Christmas Holidays. During the festive holidays, or should I say, time-off, I had a relative of mine called me up, yet again, to configure his router for Dynamic DNS. After I couldnt find anything on the information highway, I decided to make this my first article. Before we get started I'll briefly describe what Dynamic DNS is all about, so here goes. What Is Dynamic DNS? Wikipedia ...
<update> Be sure to check out the new video blog post based on this entry. It may be easier to follow and has a couple of upgrades from this post: Creating a SharePoint List Parent/Child Relationship – VIDEO REMIX </update> <update 12-16-2010> I FINALLY got around to blogging how to do this in SP 2010, you can find that blog here: Creating A SharePoint Parent/Child List Relationship– SharePoint 2010 Edition </update 12-16-2010> First Things First Okay, first off, my development ...
So I don't know if anyone has noticed something similar recently but shortly after my recent trip away I found that my Posts via "Windows Live Writer" were somehow being truncated or something similar and the Paragraph and Tagging syntax was getting muddled on my WordPress site. At first I thought it might be Windows Live Writer as I had recently upgraded to a beta version 14.x... , so I downgraded (very bloody difficult that...), tried other blogging tools and found that this did not appear to be ...
Evidently I haven't been blogging much recently and for good reason. Striking the work life/balance has been difficult in recent months as the demands of my job role has taken to getting the basics of technology right rather than building an EA initiative that has eaten into my blogging time. It's clear that some organisations have a way to go on process and exercise maturity before they can see and understand the benefits of Enterprise Architecture. There is little point in having a few enlightened ...
First off I have the best volunteers in the whole wide world. The delegation process was not too bad. I don't have as much on my plate as I did before. Second I managed to convince some of my really awesome St. Louis pals to sign up. It looks like we have these guys speaking with the INETA help (tentatively): Daniel Larson Corey Van Dyke Michael Lotter Becky Bertram Corey Roth Todd Kitta Matt Bremer Erin O'Conner Tony Lanni We decided to do two lab sessions back to back that were End User and kind ...
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Damon Payne, Bart Czernicki, Timmy Kokke, James Bacon, Katrien De Graeve, Adam Kinney, Alex Golesh, Terence Tsang, John Papa, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: I thought this Overnight Website Challenge - Looking for Developer Teams now! looked like it would be fun... if you're in the area consider it! Adam Kinney reports a flash of Silverlight on Zune.net: mixview on Zune.net in Silverlight. From SilverlightCream.com: Merry Christmas Rob Houweling has a very cool Christmas ...
After much thought I decided to begin blogging under my own domain. I've had it for a while but am going to slowly move things over there. Thanks to all the readers who have left comments and e-mails here. I'll be picking up the NIEM and .NET posts over at my permanent home on the web. Stop by and subscribe to the feed if you're interested! As I transition, I'll link things here until everyone gets caught up ...
Sorry for not blogging much lately but I have been and stil am - busy with college assignments. I was surfing a bit on the internet and got to read some interesting news from Microsoft: Microsoft signs major deal with Dell for Live Search From the looks of it Microsoft and Dell made a deal for the latter company to have all the next computers shipped with a pre-installed Live Search Toolbar. It is suggested that such deals are made in order for Microsoft to grow its search market share. This is not ...
The last several weeks have been a lot of fun. My team at Microsoft was busy supporting the announcements for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 that happened at PDC and TechEd EMEA. Jason Olson delivered a tremendous series of videos on Channel9 focused on Visual Studio 2010 that followed an earlier, very successful series for Visual Studio Team System produced by Brian Keller. Between the two themed weeks, the videos have 1.2 million views! We finally have some time to breathe and think ...
Chris Anderson, Tim Heuer, Michael S. Scherotter, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: If you don't read Scott Guthrie's blog, shame on you :) ... he posted his latest aggregation today: Dec 2nd Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, Silverlight/WPF . From SilverlightCream.com: Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Part 4 Chris Anderson over at SilverlightShow put up the fourth part of his LOB series ... definitely a keeper. Silverlight install ...
Just wanted to write a bit about the upcoming Day of .NET conference coming soon to St. Louis. We are putting the final pieces together this week and currently have nearly 200 people registered. The conference will be on December 13th, 2008 and, if you want more information or just want to register, please check out the site at www.StLouisDayOfDotNet.com. If you are waiting to register, please be aware that our registration closes on Monday, December 8th and we cannot accept on-site registrations. ...
Following the PDC, there has been a whole host of announcements about the new features we’ll be seeing in .NET 4.0. I’d like to take a moment to look at some of the features that will be coming to VB.NET 10. Auto implemented properties When this feature came to C# it created real language envy among VB developers. In those instances where all you need a property to do is hold a value (i.e. where a public field would do the job nicely if it wasn’t evil), C# 3.0 allows the developer to write the property ...
I was horrible about blogging from PDC2008. I did twitter and facebook a lot though, so I think I'm not too bad. I just found out about Microsoft's BizSpark program though. It's a lot like their Empower program in that it provides startups free development tools and MSDN subscriptions, however it's free to enter ($100 to get out though). Information can be found here. There are limits as to how long you can be in the program and how much your company can make, but it's supposed to be very easy to ...
In my last post, I talked about how to start a user group and what the steps were to get it going. In this post I’ll talk about how we got our SharePoint user group up and running in less than a week. November 10 Juan Larios emailed myself, Eric Legault, and Gerald Danais about getting a SharePoint group going. We had discussed this idea on and off as a group over the last few months, but now we were ready to actually make it happen! We discussed that we’d aim for a January 09 event, seeing as how ...
I’ve just published version 1.0 of “Bloggers Guide to Connected Systems”, which will be covering the Oslo, WCF/WF 4.0, Dublin and Azure technologies. The first version has 24 articles from some of the leading developers working with Connected Systems technologies, including members of the “Oslo” team. It is expected that the guide will grow on a monthly basis as more people start working and blogging about the new technologies, and should be a valuable resource for newbies and experienced developers. ...