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Topic: Migrating a Data Aware WPF Application to Silverlight 2.0 Presenter: Mike Benkovich, Microsoft Date: 11/18/2008 Time: 12pm - 2 pm Website: http://www.ilmservice.com/s... Abstract: One of the great things about WPF and Silverlight is that they’re both built on top of XAML and with Silverlight 2.0 you can leverage the latest data manipulation capabilities of LINQ. In this session we’ll take a look at a basic WPF application that pulls data from a web service. We will explore VB.NET’s ...
All right, I've had enough. It's time for me to issue a decree: Henceforth, programmers who wish to use the clipboard must be licensed in the same fashion as automobile drivers are licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Yes, yes, we call it the Secretary of State's Office here in Michigan; but more people know it as the DMV.) 1. Before you may use the clipboard to copy code, you must take 20 hours of classroom instruction on how not to use your clipboard. 2. Before you may be fully licensed ...
So our last episode has generated some back-and-forth between the guest stars in the comments. Due to anomalies in the Spacetime Continuum, these comments appear in reverse order. I'd like to correct that order, and then respond. First, most-frequent-commenter Mitch (a.k.a. @anklebuster, a.k.a. Dad Geek) wrote: That was a great comic strip! Thanks for letting me have a part. At first, I wasn't getting the data flows. Then I thought about Office Race and the "trap" where there is a 66% chance of going ...
UPDATE: At the suggestion of Ernie Out in the Barn, here's a larger PDF for 11x17" paper. SECOND UPDATE: Boy, was I tired when I printed up those rules! I lost the paragraph that explained how the game ends, and I spelled "through" as "throw". Fixed here and in the PDFs. In our last episode, The UML Guy was tried for violations of Process and common decency; but pulling out all his best Captain Kirk tricks, he turned the illogic of the system against itself, and was acquitted. He decided to celebrate, ...
There are mainly two situations where rules are used: As a full ruleset on Policy activities Rulesets are a set of rules It is most of the time a business logic collection which is not related to the rest, and so it is kept in a set/unit by itself. 2. As conditions on activities While ConditionedActivity Group Replicator IfElseBranch Reference taken from a Book - Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System by David Mann ...
So, I got new branded Asus R50A UMPC for test. This ultra mobile machine with 5.6" WSVGA (1024x768) screen, based on Intel US15W chipset, comes with Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 Ghz, 533Mhz) processor, 1Gb of RAM and 20GB SSD. Also it has 3.5G mobile unit, integrated 802.11b/g network card and GPS. First impression was very cool. Slick design, big screen build in fingerprint reader. What in the box? Power adapter (110/220V), compact keyboard, bunch of cables, extra stilus and handling strap. What else this ...
I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
So I came up with a new presentation based on something I did at Terracon with wildcard search using Patrick Tisseghem's Book on Search. I am going to walk attendees through some basic SharePoint Search Functionality and talk a little about what is missing in the out of the box web parts. Then I am going to show attendees what they can do using the Query Object Model, some ASP .Net Controls, and a GridView to add some more search functionality. Here is a list of the dates and events that I will be ...
After upgrading to Microsoft® Office 2007 is the default for all documents is the .???x format for example new Word documents now end in .docx instead of .doc. Although the new file type offers many improvements over the old one, it can be troublesome to use if you work with many people that have older versions of Office. There are workarounds available from Microsoft, but it's usually easier just to send them something you know they can open. One way to solve the problem is to simply change the ...
What a month November is turning out to be. All kinds of good things happening in my life, all at the same time. PodCampAZ What a weekend!!! Over 500 people came together to network, learn, win prizes, eat, drink, be merry, etc. My sessions weren't as full as I would have liked (10 to 20 in each), but those that were there were very willing to talk about the topics at hand. Other than session time, I spent the days running around getting the prizes sorted. Unlike last year's epic fail on the prize ...
One of my customers wanted to add spell check functionality to their windows Form application. knowing that everyone in their organization has Microsoft Office installed, I did not want to include word interop with the application. so I found a neat way of using words spellcheck. for more information you might want to check this article that was very helpful . Private Sub SpellAndGrammarCheck(ByVal YourTextbox As TextBox) Try Dim oWord As Object = Nothing Dim oDoc As Object = Nothing Dim oData As ...
One of my customers wanted to add spell check functionality to their windows Form application. knowing that everyone in their organization has Microsoft Office installed, I did not want to include word interop with the application. so I found a neat way of using words spellcheck. for more information you might want to check this article that was very helpful . Private Sub SpellAndGrammarCheck(ByVal YourTextbox As TextBox) Try Dim oWord As Object = Nothing Dim oDoc As Object = Nothing Dim oData As ...
Docx to Doc conversion http://fmshaon.blogspot.com... Download Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats http://fmshaon.blogspot.com... ...
Back home after a conference which flew by. The main bits I'm going to be playing with, will be the .NET 4.0 - I wonder how long it will be before we can get our hands on it. One of the main selling points for me, was the new dynamic keyword, which a number of presenters got a laugh from describing as "... statically declaring as dynamic". This will make talking to office (from C#) a lot easier but the potential for abuse is quite high. Basically it allows you to write something like: dynamic something ...
Today I encountered a new error at work which is: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your server administrator.” This occurred when I opened a SharePoint site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, and then tried to add a Workflow. Apparently, if one makes a mistake when deploying his/her custom activities, no workflows work. The solution to this is to find the error in Visual Studio and then restart the IIS and try over again. Most probably, the error is in the new ...
PDC has come to an end and I’m sitting here reflecting on what I've experienced over the last few days. The PDC experience has been quite different than the Tech Ed or Dev Teach events I've attended in the past. There's a different vibe to PDC, and a different message that Microsoft is trying to get across. Where Tech Ed is all about teaching, PDC is all about telling. At PDC, Microsoft is describing the direction they're heading in for the next few years. They're giving us a glimpse into where they're ...
Today I managed to get a strange Error (like you get it in Excel if you have more than the famous 65536 rows) during BizTalk testing with HAT. :-) I suppose the reason is that HAT (where I displayed some debugging data) uses Office WebComponents in background and therefore this limitation is causing problems with greater amounts of data. Anyway an interesting error ...

Yesterday featured another day packed with sessions and started with a great keynote showing off the new Windows 7, what's coming onto us with .NET 4 and the new development environments (starring Visual Studio 10) as well as innovations in the field of Office (web office is going to allow editing and synching documents online).

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Tutorial: Deploying an Activity to Office SharePoint Designer I had a really difficult time to deploy my first activity to Office SharePoint Designer, because I didn't find a complete tutorial of how to do it, so I figured out that I should do a proper one and share it with you all. Please read :-) 1. Save and successfully build the activity in Visual Studio 2. Sign the Assembly: · Right click the solution node in the Solution Explorer · Select Properties · Click the tab named: Signing · Check the ...
Another email to share with you, “A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution” : During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the way we experience the world and share our experiences with others. It's a transformation in which the barriers between technologies will fall away so we can connect to people and information no matter where we are. It's a transformation where new innovations will ...
I got this email from Steve Ballmer. Okay I know if was more than likely a marketing person from Microsoft that came up with this not Steve, but I thought I would share it as it had some good information in it. I basically got this email because of some newsletter I signed up for on Microsoft's site. A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the ...
I occasionally receive letters sent out to the Industry Executives from the top dogs at Microsoft. Here’s the one I just received outlining their newest initiative called Windows Azure, which was just announced at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. During the past decade, a dramatic transformation in the world of information technology has been taking shape. It's a transformation that will change the way we experience the world and share our experiences with others. It's a transformation ...

Demo of new Office, including web applications

Web Office is made available, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote.

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NOTICE: Due to a scheduling conflicts as Halloween activities the October meeting has been moved 1 week to Wednesday, November 5th. Sorry for any inconvenience. .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM Sponsored by: Portico Learning Solutions Presenter Jeremy Beckham BIO: Jeremy is a Senior Developer for High Power Consulting, Inc. and has over 5 years of experience in .Net and SQL Server development. He's worked on projects ranging from ...
Are you coming to PodCampAZ this weekend? By now, you know that it is a two day event. You may even know that I am speaking twice. But this last update is going to give you a few more things you may not yet know... Door Prizes Among this year's door prizes are some Target gift cards, copies of Office and Vista, some blogging software, and... I know I am missing something... OH YEAH - SnagIt 9 and Camtasia Studio! Yes - loyal readers, you could win a copy of either SnagIt or Camtasia. TechSmith is ...
So the secret’s out! Microsoft’s Cloud will give us a number of key aspects. First is the foundation or Windows Azure, this can be seen as the cloud OS but is much, much more than that. It is an infinitely scalable Computation, Storage and Management system providing hyper-visor powered virtualization for cloud hosted apps be it web or otherwise. Next we have the application building blocks or Azure services. Here we find the gestation of BizTalk services and SQL data services. We have .Net services ...
I will be speaking at the St. Louis .Net User Group About Silverlight on Monday, October 27th at 6 pm. Like the Kansas City .Net User Group they start at 5:30, but it looks like they go until 7:30. It looks like the group holds office at Three city Place Suite 1100 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Here is my bio and abstract: The Dazzling World of Silverlight using XAML and Expression Blend Silverlight is the shiny new tool that both Developers and Designers can use in harmony. In Expression Studio Designers ...
Here's my vote of no confidence for Obama and McCain. I think we're hopelessly screwed no matter which one you vote for. Andy (The ZMan) Dunn initially suggested it, and it makes sense, so I've decided to run for office in 2012. I know it seems a little early, but trust me... raising that kind of capital takes time... and while you might think I'm joking now, in four years you'll be ready for me... guaranteed. Shortly after announcing my intent (via Twitter, follow me @chrisgwilliams) to run in the ...
I just got a 30-day demo of the new Palm Treo Pro with Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 to test out. I will add this to my current pending reviews in the next couple of days. Any questions? Specs: Unlocked GSM device – not available from a carrier at the moment Platform Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional Edition Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201 400MHz Display 320x320 transflective color TFT flush touchscreen Radio HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM radio Tri-band UMTS – 850MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz Quad-band ...
Please join us for a DBA SIGs Live Meeting on October 22, 2008 at noon EDT titled "Automating Common DBA Tasks". Meeting Abstract Database Administrators often spend hours each day doing the same repetitive tasks; checking Error Logs, Backups, Drive Space, Agent History, Job Logs, and other common "checklist" items. Learn how to easily automate these common tasks in SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 using the tools that are already available in the Operating System and SQL Server. Presenter Bio Jonathan ...
Date: October 23 Time: 9am - 12:00am Location: New Horizons of MN 4510 W 77th St Suite 210 Edina MN 55435 Registration Link: http://www.nhmn.com/Courses... Seminar Overview This session will explore the various Business Intelligence options available from Microsoft and how they integrate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This session will include a number of demonstrations and tips on how to get started using SharePoint for business intelligence. Topics to ...
Just got back from HDC - Omaha last night and it was a blast. (The drive home was a little crazy... apparently my GPS has developed a crack habit, but that's a whole other story.) Wednesday - Jason Bock and I arrived in Omaha around 11:30am and after a quick lunch at the hotel with Amanda Laucher, the three of us piled into the jeep and were off to meet Joe Olsen and the GeeksWithBlogs crew at the PhenomBlue office for a Microsoft Surface demo. We hung out there for a bit and chatted up some of the ...
I am sorry for the lack of blog love. I am going to try very hard to post something awesome once a week. I have a couple birthdays upcoming, including my friend Leah's and my boyfriend Johnny's. I also have a Silverlight Presentation at the St. Louis .Net User Group on October 27th, then the Kansas City Office Geeks will be meeting on November 6th with a presentation on SharePoint Updates by JD Wade. In between I believe I am going to try and give a how to write a custom wildcard search in SharePoint ...
Topic: Social Networking On Wednesday, November 12th, we will explore how to use SharePoint for social computing that will power the next generation of business productivity. During the session we will highlight the following components and how they can be extended using customization, Codeplex and partner solutions: MySites Blogs Wikis Podcasting Unified Communications Furthermore, if you have specific questions that you would like answered, we encourage you to submit them to info@sharepointmn.com, ...
After setting up my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Windows Server 2008 x64 and Hyper-V, I began the steps of creating virtual environments for things I work on. I already had a virtual SQL Server 2005 which was underutilized - 768 MB allocated RAM and one processor for my various development projects. I wanted to set up Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) as a "mostly" single server install with the exception that I wanted to use the existing SQL Server 2005 installation instead of the embedded SQL ...
One of my engineers was working on a new system today and was having a problem setting up a NAND flash disk. The problem was that while he had made a change to the registry to set up the start address and size of the disk, the changes just were not visible in when the OS ran. We both have a lot of experience developing and building Windows CE systems, so we checked the obvious things: 1. He saved Platform.reg where he made the changes 2. He copied Platform.reg to the _FLATRELEASEDIR 3. When makeimg ...
There's a great article that Andrew Connell recently published that's worth a read, if you touching SharePoint currently or will be in the near future. The article, Prescriptive Guidance for SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Sites, addresses some common things you should keep in mind in planning, architecting, designing and implementing your Publishing sites. Here's a summary on what the article is all about: In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft has taken the best concepts ...
I have, for quite a while now, used virtualization technology for all of my development. Multiple versions of installed tools, beta development kits and specialized setups have made the maintenance of a single machine too complex to support everything needed for every project. It has been much easier to create a virtual machine for a project, install whatever is needed, work on it, and tear it down at the end. If an installation fails, or if CTP software has destabilized an operating system. then ...
Free SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities Link: http://www.codeplex.com/SPD... These are add-ons for Office SharePoint Designer and are used in building up Workflows for SharePoint sites. I will be making use of Copy List Item Extended Activity in one of my blogs. This activity lets the user copy items from one site to another (from a subsite to another subsite in the same site). Other activities include: sending attachment with an email ...
Please join us on Thursday 10/16, at the Microsoft Bloomington office for our monthly MNSCUG meeting. This month we have Jim Thomson from Intel to provide an overview and demo of using SCCM SP1 and the new Out of Band management features that are possible on vPro enabled systems from 5:00-5:45. Following that, we will finish the night with a round table discussion. Since vPro and Power Management will be fresh in our minds, one topic I'd like to discuss is Software Delivery strategies and what others ...
In this issue: Write & Win Contest Winners, Jeff Paries, Erik & Monica Mork with John Papa, Martin Mihaylov, Dave Crawford, Tim Heuer, Laurence Moroney, Peter Bromberg, and Terence Tsang. I received this yesterday and it fell through the cracks in the interweb, but SilverlightShow has announed The Winners! of their latest Write and Win contest... check it out, and congratulations to the winners! Jeff Paries has posted Silverlight 2 Animation Book Cover, and has snuck a couple more video examples ...
Some months back I bought a HP 6910p laptop which included a HSDPA card, and it even came with a Vodafone SIM. I did look at the data plan from Vodafone; £15 per month for 3Gb of data, with no minimum contract. I liked the idea of a larger data allowance than the 40Mb I currently have with my T-Mobile contract. I’ve never upgraded this original Web’n’Walk contract; I get 200 minutes, free answer phone collection and 40Mb of data for £16.50 per month. If I upgraded to get 1Gb of data (with laptop ...
Microsoft will be presenting some very interesting stuff at the PDC this year. One of the much-anticipated Oslo-related messages came last week, ahead of the conference, with the public announcement of "Dublin", an Application Server and host for WF / WCF applications. And get this: There will be CTP BITS available for .NET Framework 4.0 and Dublin at the PDC! Essentially, Dublin offers significant feature additions to the WAS (Windows Process Activation Services - remember?) that ship with Server ...
Recon: Abandoned WWII Munitions Facility Debrief: While at work on Friday, I had that itch to go do some exploring. It had been a long week and I wanted to put my brain in a different gear for a while. Shortly after that I got a text message that read "I'm thinking about checking out this old WWII munitions site." Sounds like just what the doctor ordered. The plan, as with any recon, is to locate and identify. So we figured on rolling out there in the daylight, looking around and then grabbing a ...
Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ...

Come and join us for the October meeting of the Chicago Architects Group.  Eduardo Goncalves will be presenting on the Habits of Highly Effective Architects.  It will be held on October 23rd at the CDW office downtown Chicago.  Please register at the link below.  I hope to see you there.

http://chicagoarchitectsgroup.eventbrite.com/

Part 1: The problem I have a need for a regular coffee break when I'm working. Most people from our team share that need. I'll describe a typical situation. I'm doing my day job, pair programming a component that will probably save the world. After a while, a feeling of drowsiness starts dulling my senses. Time for a cup of coffee. I look up to the table where the coffee thermos is supposed to be. No coffee! Someone must have made coffee. But who? When? Should I go and get the coffee now, or is it ...
Central Florida BizTalk User Group [Meeting in Tampa] Wednesday, October 1st, 6:30 PM at Tampa Microsoft Office Central Florida BTUG is an independent, non-commercial user group focused on Microsoft’s BizTalk 2006 R2 and related technologies such as RFID, SOA, Windows Communication Foundation, and other divisions of connected systems. Targeted audience includes technologists at all levels including developers, architects, users, and decision makers. The user group will hold bi-monthly meetings delivered ...
Good news from Pandora yesterday – The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 was passed in the House, enabling Internet radio to exist without paying ridiculous per listener fees. Here’s the email from Pandora: Hi, it's Tim from Pandora; Today, thanks to the extraordinary support of many Pandora listeners, we took a giant step forward when the House of Representatives supported Pandora and Internet radio and passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008. Now we need your help so that the Senate will pass ...
SQL Server 2008 and Office Presented: Brian Laird Sponsor: Power I.T. Corporation- Food Provider for the Meeting Date: Thursday, October 2nd(Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month) Time: Food at 5:45pm; Presentation from 6:15pm - 7:00pm Location: Centriq Foss Training 8700 State Line Road, Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: 913-322-7000 Description: Discussion regarding performance and functionality enhancements in SQL Server 2008 and how they affect Office applications. Examples will ...