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Ok, the title is misleading – I’ll admit it, but there is a way to store your data in Windows Phone 7 Series. Windows Phone 7 Silverlight solutions have what is called Isolated Storage. [XNA has content storage as well] At this time there is no port of SQL Compact engine for Silverlight Isolated Storage. There is no wind of such intention. [That was a question way before WP7 was even rumored to have Silverlight.] There a few options: 1. Microsoft recommends you “simply” use client-server or cloud ...
Another March, another MIX. For the fifth year running now, Microsoft has chosen to put on a conference aimed less at software development, per se, and more at the products, experiences and designs that software development can generate. In all four prior MIX events, the focus of the show, its keynotes and breakout sessions has been on Web products. On day 1 of MIX 2010 that focus shifted to Windows Phone 7 Series (WP7). What little we had seen of WP7 had been shown to us in a keynote presentation, ...
Left the Circus Circus and headed to the geek circus at Mandalay Bay. Got in, got some breakfast, met a few more people and headed to the keynote. Upon arriving the crew I was hanging with at the event; Erik Mork, Beth Murray, and Brian Henderson and I were entertained with several other thousand geeks by the wicked yo-yoing. The first video demo of something was of Bing Maps and various aspects of Microsoft Research integrated together. Namely the pictures, put in place, on real 3d element maps ...
I use Windows 7 Virtual PC on my current project and I often bring home the files, so I can work some in the evenings. Since my VHDs are large, I’ll only copy the undo disks, saved state, and virtual machine config files from my external drive. I copy them to a small portable drive and once I get home, I’ll copy them to a large external drive. I’ve done this for over a year, but recently I started getting an error when I tried to start the VPC after the copying was finished. It would open the initial ...
The Lake Count .NET User Group is putting on it’s second Chicago Code Camp on May 1st. I would encourage everyone to come out and participate in the Chicago area .NET community. You can register here. Better yet come of with a presentation of your own. I have submitted an abstract for a presentation on Office Open XML. del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp,presentations,Office Open XML,LCNUG ...
[You might want to also read other GuestPosts on my blog – or contribute one?] On the 26th and 27th of March (2010) myself and Edd Morgan of Microsoft will be popping along to the Scottish Ruby Conference. I dabble with Ruby and I am a huge fan whilst Edd is a “proper Ruby developer”. Hence I asked Edd if he was interested in creating a guest post or two for my blog on IronRuby. This is the second of those posts. If you should stumble across this post and happen to be attending the Scottish Ruby ...
We had a great Silverlight User Group Meeting in Phoenix last night! Before I go any farther I want to say thanks again to David Silverlight and Kim Schmidt for coming to talk to us! And not to forget Victor Gaudioso over the wire :) David, Kim, and Victor talked to us about the Silverlight User Group Starter Kit they are working on with an extended stellar list of talented developers. Don't bypass looking at this by thinking it's only for a User Group... this is a solid community-supported full-up ...
Over the past three plus years that I have been working with SharePoint, I have never had the pleasure of giving an Excel Services presentation to a client. Well, thanks to our awesome sales team this past week I was able to do that very thing. I have been a part of some Excel Services implementations, but they were really focused on trying to create a “poor man’s” business intelligence solution with use Excel Services and Excel on top of an Analysis Services OLAP. Of course, this was prior to the ...
December 2009 Cumulative Updates are available for download for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Cumulative Updates will now always be available at the Update Center For additional download information and detailed descriptions of the December 2009 Cumulative Update visit the Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies at http://technet.microsoft.co... Additional Resources Update Center for ...
The Dynamic pages load!! Effective web pages are the result of mmany different factors, including compelling content, good design, and attention to details, such as how fast the page load In other words, instead of your web server pushing the page experience to the user, the server push script over the Internet. The script then uses the power of the user's computer to make the page come alive. Pages with scripts like these can be called dynamic pages By moving the processing from the server side ...
I’m sitting in an area of the Microsoft campus called The Mixer. It’s one of a number of buildings that comprise an area offering restaurants, cafeterias, patios, professional services (credit union, hair salon, etc.) for Microsoft employees. With water flowing through fountains and the soccer field in view, you have to appreciate how much Microsoft tries to make the workplace a comfortable and enjoyable one. I had a discussion with a colleague thinking of leaving their employer. They were given ...
We had something odd happen in our office the other day. We finally installed Office 2007. Most of us had no issues at all. However, one of our co-workers installed it on her machine and then applied the patches/service packs as recommended. Initially, her Outlook would crash every time she tried to use it, so she fully installed and then reinstalled….which took care of the crashing but.... Every time she got a text email, it was blank. She could highlight the text in the email, then copy/paste it ...
Today’s briefing by Microsoft on their re-booted mobile platform and strategy was very impressive. The prototype hardware they showed looked great and the UI was attractive, productive and unique; it was not an iPhone knock off. Microsoft seemingly brought to bear what it should have long ago: all the cool technologies and properties it already has. Zune, Office with OneNote, Outlook and Exchange, SharePoint, Xbox, Bing Search and Bing Maps all look to be represented and integrated elegantly, rather ...
...because you might get it... Today I finally got Office 2007 installed on this machine at my client's facility. They even installed OneNote for me. But I made one small teensy error... I neglected to consider what all I am supporting here, and of course the IT's install policy which involves tromping all over the PC with muddy boots. Office 2003 was uninstalled, which under normal circumstances would have been a nice surprise, but then I started thinking about the 4 large MS Access applications ...
Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog ...
Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs ...
Ok so now we've reached the 2010 SharePoint version milestone, let's see how we got here: SharePoint last 3 major versions: 2003 -> 2007 -> 2010 (The year doesn't necessary correspond exactly to the year a SharePoint release was made) The light or free version: STS -> WSS -> SharePoint Foundation The paid server version: SPS -> MOSS -> SharePoint Server Version 2 or v2 (2003) of SharePoint often refers to STS, SPS ie. SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server Version ...
Some of you knew my mother, Sallee Brust (born Sallee Greenberg) quite well. Others of you never got to meet her. For all of you, I’d like to tell you a little bit about her and her life, because I think no one knows all of this. In fact, even I wasn’t aware of some of these details until this week. First of all, it’s important to know that my mother was a native New Yorker, and so were her parents. Her family lived here on the Upper West Side, which is one reason I’m glad we’re having the service ...
Note: Cross posted from Coding The Document. Permalink Our theme recently is things that need to be made more consistent in the office products in order to make document generation development more efficient for developers. This time around we will focus on difference between the way text is marked up in Word and PowerPoint. I have found that there are a number of subtle but important differences in the way text is written to the Open XML standard. This is then reflected in the Open XML SDK’s API. ...
Maybe it’s time for Microsoft to think forward rather than simply denounce a product such as the iPad. A forward thinking Microsoft would embrace the iPad as an opportunity. Whatever we think the iPad will be big, very big. So guys get those Office Apps ready and onto it. Everything Apple have iWorks Apps that can read and write Office files. Do it and do it better than Everything Apple ...
As someone who loves technology, I was very interested in the Apple announcement this past week. I read some of the live blogging during Steve’s presentation and have read some of the pundit blogs in the last few days. Most of the reactions I’ve seen are either: Apple hit it out of the ballpark (see Apple ][, Mac Plus, original iMac, iPod, iPhone) or Apple just delivered another dud (see Apple Lisa, first Mac laptop, 20th Anniversary Mac, Mac Cube, Apple TV). So which is it? I think the iPad will ...
A major event for the BizTalk-community in Germany is about to happen! On February, 24th it's "Microsoft Business Process & Integration Tag" in Cologne. It will take place at the Microsoft office building. As far as I know it will be one of the biggest events about BizTalk in Germany ever! There will be developers/consultants, administrators, customers and people who are just interested in BizTalk. Details can be found here: http://www.connected-with-c... It is fully booked by now but ...
I have spent the last several months developing solutions with Office 2007 and the Office Open XML SDK 2. Our client has requirements that cross the suite from PowerPoint Presentations to Word Documents. The Open XML standard which define the structure of these documents is very powerful. My biggest frustration is the lack of consistent capabilities between the products. Since we are doing document generation based on templates it is very important we that the code can consistently identify any part ...
After the second installment of our Speaker Idol format, I was asked by INETA to write an article for the January newsletter targeting other user group leaders. It came out great. The article describes the event format and some of our lessons learned. You can view the article at http://ineta.org/newsletter... There is a lovely mug shot. That serves me right for not having a more professional picture ready and had to get someone to take a picture in the office with ...
It is the day after the iPad has been announced, and a simple “iPad” search on Google already yields 9 million hits, with a new article or tweet every 3-4 seconds.Indeed, Apple has done it again; it has successfully created enough buzz and anticipation around a product to have punters lining up ready to part with their cash even before they knew what it was, what it did, and what it looked like. Many in the retail and eCommerce arena wish they can create that kind of attraction around the products ...
Microsoft Previews Tool to Ease Migration from MySQL to SQL Server Microsoft has released a new preview version of a tool that enables users of the MySQL database to migrate to Microsoft's SQL Server. On Jan. 11, Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL toolkit. This tool dramatically cuts the effort, cost and risk of migrating to SQL Server. A new addition to the SSMA family is the CTP version 1.0 for MySQL that provides ...
I don't go to many meetings, and that's actually a good thing. But yesterday I got roped into one hosted by the erstwhile IT department at my client's facility. They are in the last 6 months of probably a year project surrounding a $3Million dollar upgrade to what I consider a DBMS tool. Yeah... that wasn't a typo... and the 80s are calling wanting this sucker back too, at least the old one. No field validation so data I get propogated into the part of Oracle I have access to is all honked because ...
I am talking in the context of services such as Google Docs. I don’t have a huge amount of documents, but I simply don’t have the perfect solution for having these docs available anywhere and everywhere I am. I like many users I expect work on/want access to docs in different locations and on different machines. Google docs seems like a perfect solution, but when you don’t have an Internet connection, like when you are on a plane for example, its not a good solution at all. Then there are services ...
On February 4th, I will be presenting .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 at the Microsoft office in Reston as part of my company’s continued efforts to provide education on Microsoft technologies. This presentation will cover a wide breadth of technologies that are being launched by Microsoft this year. The presentation is geared towards technical decision makers including Architects, CTO, CIO, Project Managers, IT Managers, and senior development resources. This a totally free Microsoft sponsored event ...
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the official release timeframe for SQL Server 2008 R2 would be May of this year. Since a huge proportion of the features new to SQL 2008 R2 are Business Intelligence-related, Microsoft BI users and professionals should be very happy. Ostensibly, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 will be released concurrently with R2, or very close to it, and the MS BI stack will get its most important refresh in quite a long time. Reporting Services will have important new data visualization ...
We had a great turnout this evening and some wonderful discussion. I really enjoyed presenting as well as seeing a lot of people I haven’t seen in a long time. At the same time there were a lot of new faces. Some of the input from tonight will definitely go to improving this talk if I present it again in the future. If anyone has comments feel free to leave them here. The next talk I am going to work on is Document Generation Frameworks. This will mainly be around Office Open XML, but it will include ...
The Winnipeg Code Camp is going to be held Saturday, February 27th at Red River College’s Princess St. campus! We’ve had such a response from people wanting to speak that we’re using 4 rooms this year, meaning we’ll have 40 sessions at this years camp! In addition to fantastic local talent, we also have Donald Belcham coming from Edmonton and Evan Hutnick from Telerik’s Boston office to present! To get more information and to register, visit the code camp website. I’m posting more session abstracts ...
Steps to make MS Project create a log file of exceptions occuring during the load/refresh/publish using the "TFSOfficeAdd-In.dll" component. 1) Navigaate to the directory that winproj.exe lives in. (Typically "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\[Version]\" where [Version] is the Office version I.E. Office12, Office14) 2) Create a new text file named winproj.exe.config 3) Add the following XML as the contents of the winproj.exe.config file: <configuration> <system.diagnostics> <switches> ...
Interesting take on the possible move by Oracle to gain a real stake in the virtualization space. http://itknowledgeexchange.... Definitely worth a read. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs US ISV Team Blog ...
Just read about this new “Fact or Fiction?” ad campaign for PHP developers that Wintellect completed for Microsoft. These pages are navigated to via banner ads from a media buy that will target PHP developers (see attached image examples). The idea is to draw PHP developers into the ASP.NET and VSTS platforms. A big media buy went along with this to post these banners around the web… So we should be seeing these ads around the internet soon. I love these ads. You get the Fiction, then the Fact, then ...
Normally I don’t spend a lot of time reading about the browser wars, but one of my colleagues, Bruce Kyle – prolific blogger on the Microsoft US ISV Team Blog, pointed me to this article called Microsoft IE's downfall 'far fetched,' says researcher Lock on enterprise ensures long life for IE; Firefox in danger of being replaced by Chrome http://www.computerworld.co... It’s definitely worth a read. Love this quote: That leaves Firefox ...
Here’s a great blog post from Sean Gerety on how to make a business case for attending conferences. I’m guessing there are a lot of us who have had to go through this exercise with our companies. With the conference season about to heat up, this is very timely. Check out Sean’s post at http://ideakitchn.com/blogs... He’s also thinking about adding a spreadsheet that you can download to help figure costs. Here’s some added goodness from Doug ...
I put together an OCS 2007 R2 services document for our support teams. Here are a couple of topics from the document for your review. OCS 2007 R2 Service Dependencies OCS 2007 R2 Startup/Shutdown Order Quick Troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2 Services tips OCS 2007 R2 Service Dependencies OCS 2007 R2 Front-end Servers The following OCS services are dependent on the Office Communications Server Application Host service. OCS Conferencing Announcement OCS Conferencing Attendant OCS Outside Voice Control OCS ...
I put the final touches on a small Silverlight app that I had been working on over the weekend, and was doing some final testing of it. The app is pretty simple: it just displays stuff and has some buttons that take you to other web pages, launches the local email client, or downloads documents from a website. Simple tasks. I ran into a weird issue which I’m pretty sure is Word 2010 related (not the focus of this post, more on that another time). I asked a buddy of mine to access the SL app on my ...
It’s always exciting to attend the CES keynote. This was the second year that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has had the honor of presenting the night-before keynote and, as a speaker, he did well. On the PC front, we saw new slate form factors from HP and others. On the Xbox side, we saw a new mystery/film noire genre game, a new version of Halo, the new Xbox Game Room service that will feature numerous classic arcade games and Project Natal, the forthcoming Xbox innovation that will let you use your ...
2010 is going to be a busy year for me. The latest release of Commerce Server 2009 (Codenamed "R2" ) scheduled to be released at some time this year, and the CTP's are literally "flying" out of the product team's office and on to the Internet – with some great enhancements around deployment, and the Commerce Foundation API. I'll write a post about the updates and changes later this week, however one of the major enhancements is the removal of the dependency of Commerce Server assemblies to be present ...
I am just trying to put my hands into VSTO in VS 2010. This is just an overview of that based on Saurabh Bhatia`s PDC Presentation. Some important points are briefly discussed in this post. Have a look. One of the biggest hurdles with VSTO is deployment. As you probably know, the pre-requisites for running a VSTO app (even of the simplest Hello World variety) include: .NET Framework 3.5 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs) VSTO Runtime (Plus Office of course) Now, packaging these isn’t the issue, since ...
Hello, Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!! “Power User Books” – For getting the most out of the box The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers ...
Here is a list I have compiled thus far and will probably post as things come up: SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach (January) Baltimore SharePoint User Group (January) SharePoint Saturday Boston (February) Raleigh SharePoint User Group (March) The Expert’s Conference (April) New York SharePoint User Group (May) I am going to attend SharePoint Saturday New York and maybe help out a little. I will probably also attend the Northern NJ .Net User Group and Princeton SharePoint User Group and possibly ...
Every time around this year we have about 800 blog posts on how great or how horrible or what happened in the year or the decade. The decade is closing and I will say this that it was one of my favorites. I graduated from high school, college, and I started my first real job. I was active in LGBT rights clubs, Interfaith Clubs, .Net User Groups, SharePoint User Groups. I lead the planning of 2 successful SharePoint Saturday events. I attended these events: MOSS Camp St. Louis (2008 and 2009) Tulsa ...
EnGraph is looking for an ASP.NET developer to join our team. We are a small company in Lenexa, KS that creates .NET applications for Paratransit agencies. A good candidate would be very comfortable with ASP.NET, Forms Authentication and JavaScript. A huge bonus would be knowledge of IIS, Google Maps API, AJAXPro, ActiveReports, WPF and SQL. We are accepting resumes immediately and look to hire as soon as January 18th. We would consider contract or full-time and we would require office attendance. ...
Office 2010: Turn Office Clipboard On/Off Office 2010: Change Default Calendar Appointment Reminder Time Outlook 2010: Backup/Export Data Outlook 2010: Turn Mail Notification Sound On/Off Outlook 2010: Enable AutoArchive Outlook 2010: Disable Outlook Today Startup Page Outlook 2010: Set Email Signature Outlook 2010: Add Personal Folder (.PST) File Outlook 2010: Set Out of Office Message Outlook 2010: Enable BCC Field Outlook 2010: Recall Email Message Outlook 2010: Prevent Email Forwarding Outlook ...
As usual in my walk trough Live Labs, i found “Pivot”, well what is it? in the own words from Live Labs, Pivot is a new way to interact with massive amount of data in the web using “Collections”. “Collections” are the heart the Pivot, they combine large groups of similar items on the Internet, so we can begin viewing the relationships between individual pieces of information in a new way. Conceptually, a collection is just like any other web content. There’s a set of files on a server, and a local ...
Visual Studio Team System 2008 vpcs with new expiration dates!!!! The last set of images was set to expire December 31, 2009. These images were updated with new expiration dates (January 31, 2011) and all of the latest Windows updates. This virtual machine is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2. It contains a full installation of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1, Team Build 2008 SP1, Team Explorer 2008 SP1, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite SP1 and ...