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Current status on the health of the Windows Azure platform can be found from the below mentioned URL. If one wishes to receive notifications for interruptions to any of the services, one can subscribe to the respective RSS feeds. To view a detailed incident report for a service that is not running normally, mouse over the status icon or the status description for that service. More details can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/wi... Rituraj Technorati ...
It seems that the RSS feed is not updating. If you missed the last post, here's a list: Silverlight for Windows Embedded tutorial (step 4): http://geekswithblogs.net/W... XAML2CPP 1.0.1.0: http://geekswithblogs.net/W... ...
Quick Links Introducing the Earthquake Locator – A Bing Maps Silverlight Application, part 1 Live Demo Source Code Since volcanos are often associated with earthquakes, and vice versa, I decided to show recent volcanic activity on the Earthquake Locator map. I am pulling the data from a website created for a joint project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program, found here. They provide a Weekly Volcanic Activity Report as an RSS feed. ...
Quick Links Introducing the Earthquake Locator – A Bing Maps Silverlight Application, part 1 Adding Volcanos and Options - Earthquake Locator, part 2 Live Demo Source Code I finally got a live demo up and running! I signed up for a shared hosting account over at discountasp.net so I could post a working version of the Earthquake Locator application, but ran into a few minor issues related to RIA Services. Thankfully, Tim Heuer had already encountered and explained all of the problems I had along ...
Quick Links Adding Volcanos and Options - Earthquake Locator, part 2 Live Demo Source Code The recent wave of earthquakes (no pun intended) being reported in the news got me wondering about the frequency and severity of earthquakes around the world. Since I’ve been doing a lot of Silverlight development lately, I decided to scratch my curiosity with a nice little Bing Maps application that will show the location and relative strength of recent seismic activity. Here is a list of technologies this ...
The Windows Azure Platform includes a status dashboard as well as RSS feeds for individual services and regions. You get to see the current status: As well as the history of an individual service: As I’m based in the UK, I subscribe to the North Europe feeds for each of the services: AppFabric Access Control AppFabric Service Bus SQL Azure Database Windows Azure Compute Windows Azure Storage Related Links: UK Azure Online Community – join today. UK Windows Azure Site Start working with Windows Azure ...
In this Issue: Rik Robinson, Jeremy Likness, Ryan Lee, EQATEC, Rui Marinho, Victor Gaudioso(-2-), Steve Strong and Deb Walker, and Martin Duffy. Shoutout: Adam Kinney posted Carbon Counter and EcoLight win the Silverlight Eco Contest! Adam also posted a big list of Silverlight and Expression Blend tutorials I’ve worked on recently. -- dang, Adam, you've been busy! Congratulations also go out to CrocusGirl for being the Eco Contest Community winner with My SilverlightShow Eco Contest Entry Joshua ...

LINQ to BitTorrent is a custom .NET LINQ query provider implementation that translates LINQ queries into HTTP requests that accesses various BitTorrent search engine APIs and RSS feeds.

Full documentation will be posted here soon...

You can freely download the source code and/or binaries from the Codeplex site as well as view a live demo of the provider.

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 ...
In this Issue: Fons Sonnemans, Mark Monster, Karl Shifflett, Einar Ingebrigtsen(2), Jeremy Likness, Emil Stoychev, Andrew Veresov, Sergey Barskiy(2), and Tim Heuer. Shoutout: Karl Shifflett announced Karl Now Using Vimeo for Videos... check it out, thank Karl, and create an acount. From SilverlightCream.com: Keyboard selection on Silverlight ListBox and ComboBox Fons Sonnemans explains and provides a behavior that allows keyboard selection on a ListBox or ComboBox. MeXperience – Step 3 – Architecture, ...
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 ...
I am very excited to announce the Community Megaphone Podcast. It is a new podcast hosted by myself and G. Andrew Duthie (aka devhammer) that focuses on community as well as technology. The guests will be developers and speakers that you would find at your local user group or code camp. Our hope is that this podcast will help you, as a developer, to learn more about speakers in your area and encourage you to visit your local user groups or code camps. The podcast is part of Community Megaphone and ...
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, Crick Waters, Jim O'Neil, Bill Reiss(2), Katrien De Graeve, smartyP, and Rishi(2, 3). From SilverlightCream.com: Promoting reuse using Behaviors: RotateRefreshBehavior With a very cool example, Bob Bartholomay demonstrates his RotateRefresh Behavior to give users a visual that something can be refreshed and is being refreshed. Ribbit for Silverlight - Overview In this Channel 9 presentation, Crick Waters of BT/Ribbit discusses Ribbit for Silverlight... the first controls ...
[Discalimer] This is just fun code and nothing too serious. Anything bigger than this should be hosted on a site where others can contribute. [The Story] A while back, someone asked a question on Twitter concerning LINQ to XML. I made a small example then as a proof of concept, then i kept playing with it until I came up with a lite framework for a utility that can be used to search and download DotNetRocks podcasts. Right now, the utility is a stand-alone command-line app, but is written in such ...
Here are a few one-liners that use NetCmdlets. Some of these I've blogged about before, some are new. Let me know if you have questions, which ones you find useful, or how you altered these to suit your own needs. Send email to a list of recipient addresses: import-csv users.csv | % { send-email -to $_.email -from lance@nsoftware.com -subject "Important Email" –message "Hello World!" -server 10.0.1.1 } Show the access control list for a specific Exchange folder: get-imap -server $mymailserver -cred ...

If you are subscribed to my RSS feed, you shouldn't see this as FeedBurner should have redirected you automatically. This blog has moved to http://www.managed-world.com/blog. This site is now for archive purposes. Thanks!

Technorati Tags: Silverlight,WPF Linked In Talk - “Beyond Silverlight with WPF” with Mike Taulty Mike Taulty spoke for the Linked In .NET User Group via Live Meeting. He showed a bunch of different items and a number of usefull links: “WPF Airlines” Logical Pixels Tiled image brushes Tiled geometry brushes Tiled visual brushes Path based animations 3D Cube with ambient light and spotlights 2D on 3D integration Documents HTML Frame Control Ink and Gestures Code - Ink and Gesture Code - Speech Unified ...
Thanks to everyone who attended my LINQ to SQL presentation at RockNUG last night. The code samples can be downloaded here: LINQ to SQL demo code. As a point of clarification from last night’s Q&A session after the presentation regarding using LINQ to SQL with true POCO classes that do not even have [Column] mapping attributes, you can have a class like this: 1: public class Contact 2: { 3: public int ID; 4: public string FirstName { get; set; } 5: public string LastName { get; set; } 6: public ...
While google wave may be the future of communication, it's certainly not there yet. This wave robot allows you to register to get emails whenever a wave changes (or to get hourly, daily, or weekly digests). Now you can know when an important wave changes. in the future it will also provide RSS feeds for changes on a waves as well as providing webhooks to allow developers to perform their own operations when a wave changes. Add it to your wave: wavedigest@appspot.com check out the code and let me ...
My good friends Andy and Bryan collaborated with me to build this new iPhone app which is now available on the app store. The concept of the app is to act as a Heads Up Display for your life (based on your RSS feeds and email) so that you can know the important things that are happening at a glance and can then drill down to really figure it all out. Check it out! let me know what you think. http://itunes.apple.com/us/... --------------------------- Hudzu is an extremely useful, ...
This post is the eighth in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #8 – Twitter Many times since I originally posted about it months ago, I’ve been asked for more details about including Twitter searches and streams inside their SharePoint pages. Thanks to the Twitter API and feeds, this is very simple to do, and to change from showing searches, ...
Also knows as “that’s where I left my shoe” (you will need to listen to understand that) This is a bonus edition of the podcast recorded on the 6th of October in London with Steve Marx, Technical Strategist working on Windows Azure. It starts slow, it needed a few edits (deletes!) as we battled with “what is still not public” but picks up to be a pretty useful look at the improvements we have made to Windows Azure over the last few months with a specific focus on storage. Topics covered include: ...
The October Service Update for Microsoft Online Services includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. The Service Update is currently being deployed into production data centers. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback. The following features and capabilities are included in the October Service Update: Bulk Activation of Users PowerShell commandlets will be added to streamline ...
This podcast accompanies the October 8th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It is an interview with Paul Jackson which is meant to be about the article he wrote on Memory Mapped Files in .NET Framework 4.0 but tends to go off in different directions – but we both certainly enjoyed doing it :-) I was interested to hear how he was getting on with Oslo and why he was revisiting ASP.NET after many years of focus on XAML. Show Notes: WebsiteSpark Program Microsoft Ajax CDN Web Platform Installer Version ...
Twitter can be a very useful source for data aggregation on any particular topic. Am building an application that will search twitter using their API and then display the results using jQuery. There are 2 ways of accomplishing something like this. We can either do the processing at the server and then populate the page or talk to Twitters REST based api directly from the client. Methods to retrieve data from the Twitter API require a GET request. Methods that submit, change, or destroy data require ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. Occasionally it’s required to use an Rss or an Atom feed in your projects. Just to show some news, or the latest update on the stock exchange. Working with these, often large, chucks of xml directly can be a pain. In Silverlight ...
TwitApps was a great tool, it would email you when somebody @mentioned you on twitter. But, alas, they are shutting down and leaving what I think is a huge hole. So I built my own service that does the exact same thing. To use the service, visit MentionNotifier, and subscribe to your @mentions. To get notified of updates, follow @MentionNotifier or @timhibbard on twitter. Here are some of the FAQ’s: Q: What is this? A: It is a service to notify you by email when somebody has mentioned you in a tweet. ...
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Michael Washington, Allan Muller, Martha Rotter Clarity Consulting posted Introducing Gadfly, The Silverlight Twitter Client (with Out of Browser support) András Velvárt has part 3 of his UX Thoughts series up with some good observations: UX thoughts – Learning Phase Tools III From SilverlightCream.com: Hidden Object: Episode 1 – Create the Project & Picture Mark Tucker starts off his Hidden Object game by setting up the project and generating the intro picture in ...
[Amazingly – I actually got this podcast done before the MSDN Flash newsletter it accompanies :-) Despite my hoster trying very hard to turn my hair grey to get this posted! Grrrrrr. ] [Apologies in advance if you have problems downloading it. I am working right now on getting this series of podcasts up on http://channel9.msdn.com/ to give a much more reliable download provider. If you do have issues you can grab it from my Skydrive] This podcast is an interview with Tom Quinn in which we start off ...
Reading in a series of blog posts is made easy utilizing classes that came in the .NET Framework 3.5. As long as the feed is in the Atom 1.0 or RSS 2.0 formats, you easily build your own aggregator service. SyndicationFeed feed = null; using (XmlReader reader = XmlReader.Create(feedUrl)) { feed = SyndicationFeed.Load(reader); } foreach (SyndicationItem item in feed.Items) { } Off of the item, you will probably want to grab the Title.Text and the Summary.Text. Be sure to HtmlDecode them! Another important ...
I suppose in the back of my mind I wondered how long that would last… I just noticed tonight there’s a banner that says it’s shutting down October 1. Following the rule of not putting all your eggs into one basket… or at least a basket you don’t own, I’ve never stopped stuffing tagged links into my tag cloud at WynApse.com. Every Silverlight link goes out on the @SilverlightNews twitter feed, and then gets posted in my SilverlightCream blog posts. Those links are aggregated and tagged multiple ways ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...
A recent episode of .NET Rocks asked this very question, and listening to the episode made me consider my thoughts on the matter. [Disclaimer: Some of this post may be interpreted as “beating up on Microsoft”. This is not my intent. I use Microsoft in my examples because Microsoft development experiences have been the totality of my professional career. The issues I apply to Microsoft can assuredly be applied to any other company out there.] The short answer is “no”. I started writing software for ...
[UPDATE 27/8/09 14:51: The hoster is back up - stick with Itunes and the RSS feed in the original posts] Yesterday I posted two podcasts on XAF (show 008) with Gary Short and ASP.NET 4.0 (show 007) with Mike Ormond. No doubt because of my enormous number of followers (cough) the hosters site failed(podcastfm.co.uk) which means your RSS reader and ITunes will not be able to download them until podcastfm get it fixed. I have placed the shows on my Skydrive whilst this is resolved. I think it is time ...
This podcast is an interview with Gary Short in which we discuss the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework™ (XAF) for quickly building WebForm and WinForm applications. Along the way we manage to mention testing frameworks, home-grown source control, rabbits feet, British Rail and Microsoft Access (Apologies in advance to the Access User Group) but most of it is about understanding what XAF is and when you would use it. Show Notes: XAF Posts on the Project Management application being built in XAF eXpress ...
This podcast accompanies the August 12th, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Mike Ormond discussing the new stuff in ASP.NET 4.0 plus an opportunity to ask Mike “Which are you? MVC or WebForms?”. Other areas discussed in the intro section include the RTM of Windows 7, the UK launch event of Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 plus the results of the poll of how developers scored in the Joel test. P.S. Apologies on the delay in publishing this podcast – but I did have ...
Create a rss or atom feed is very simple in asp.net mvc. In V1.0 there isn’t a build-in mechanism to work with feeds, however we can very quickly build our own. All we have to do is create a xml structure accordance with their specification and new ActionResult derived class to handle the result. But let’s start form beginning. The first of all, we need to create a new MVC project and call it e.g. RssFeed. The data for feeds will be taken from database, so we have to build model. Let’s create a new ...
I have finished a couple of books that I would like to plug here. One is “The Art of Unit Testing” and the other is Regular Expressions Cookbook. I waited for both to drop, and as soon as they did I picked them up. The Art of Unit Testing The Art of Unit Testing (TAoUT) has received many awesome reviews with some folks guessing there may be a *DD book coming out soon by the same author. Well see, and it would be nice to have a compilation of *DD guidance for those that can dig(g) and use a *DD form. ...
I blogged a while ago about creating a series of posts on building an ASP.NET MVC application. To be honest I had already built one. It took me three months. And I haven’t touched it for about two months, so I thought at least I can share it with you geek readers. The main difference between MVC in Rails and MVC in ASP.NET is that Rails generates the infrastructure from the commands you type, as for the ASP.NET MVC part you are responsible for building the infrastructure. What do I mean when I say ...
Jestem programista .Net. I jestem programista wygodnym. Lubie poswiecac czas na szukanie narzedzi, które w przyszlosci pozwola mi oszczedzic czas. No i najwazniejszym pytaniem jest oczywiscie – czy to jest oplacalne? Czy wiecej czasu zaoszczedze uzywajac tych narzedzi/projektów/przydatnych kodów zródlowych, niz strace na ich wyszukiwanie? Do tego trzeba tez doliczyc obciazenie spowodowane przystosowaniem do nowych technologii i poswiecenie jednego projektu na pastwe losu (bo zawsze moze sie nie udac ...
Having had my brush with SharePoint and its intricacies, and after learning that its original iteration was classic ASP flavored with Javascript and XML, I became intrigued about re-usable web components and how I could go about creating my own. I decided not to bother with .NET, as this was just a little experiment designed to get me into coding-for-fun once again. I decided to go classic ASP with a sprinkling of Javascript and XML and a whole lot of XSLT. My project was a webpart-enabled web portal ...
This show is a bonus edition. It includes a brief overview of the announcements this week around Azure at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans and then a 30minute interview recorded at Qcon 2009 in London earlier this year. This time around, I am the interviewee for a change. Many thanks to Ryan Slobojan and InfoQ for letting me take the original video interview and create a podcast from it. If you prefer, you can watch the video on the InfoQ site. I was asked the following: Eric, what's ...
I wanted to write a blog post to document how I do some day-to-day things. It helps me to keep track of my work habits, refine them and perhaps help some others who are looking for some solutions. My current rig is a Apple MacBook Pro 13” unibody. It has the 250Gb drive with 4Gb memory. I am running the latest version of OS X Leopard. I am really enjoying the 13” form factor. It is a little smaller and lighter than the previous 15” unibody which, to me, just felt heavy. I also don't notice the lost ...
This podcast accompanies the July 1st, 2009 edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes an interview with Gary Short discussing technical debt and the roll refactoring can play in repaying that debt, plus a discussion of my teams new YouTube channel. Show Notes: Three Men and a Whiteboard discuss ASP.NET MVC Fun look at IE8 web accelerators with Tesco Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Entity Framework N-Tier Applications Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI Great screencasts on WCF, Silverlight ...
[UPDATED: July 1st. Show 5 is also now available in which Gary Short discusses technical det and the role of refactoring] [UPDATED: July 1st. Hoster is having some issues.Alternative download is available] This podcast accompanies the June 17th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It includes a twenty minute interview with Sara Ford, the Program Manager of codeplex.com, Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. We discuss her famous Visual Studio Tips (for VS 2008 and VS 2005) , how people ...
In this Issue: Patrick Cauldwell, Erik Mork, Dan Wahlin, David Poll, Peter Bromberg, Steve Strong, Jonathan van de Veen, Michael C. Neel, and Jafar Husain. Shoutouts: Pete Blois reports that he has Updated Rooler ... if you haven't used this, go get it now! From SilverlightCream.com -- 9 items since some folks got delayed a day: Default button semantics in Silverlight revisited Patrick Cauldwell revisited his Default button code I blogged a couple days ago and has made it Prism-friendly. It depends ...
This is the third podcast pilot to accompany the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter. This is an example of a “bonus edition” which we will from time to time interleave with the regular fortnightly podcasts. The good news is we now have a permanent subscription courtesy of Feedburner which will work with ITunes and regular RSS readers. Feedback good and bad is always welcome. And yes, the audio quality isn't going to win a prize. Still working on that :-) Enjoy. Show Notes: This is an interview with ...
How often you should search for the various information? Most likely it occurs every day. It is important, that an information search problem not trivial. Also the information can is in various sources - in files, in e-mail messages, in documents etc. Not the secret, that most part of an information is in a network - local and global. Windows Search which allows to search easily and conveniently on the basis of indexes has been developed in Windows Vista. In Windows 7 a theme of search has found ...
Introduction The WinPHP challenge is running towards it’s closing time. Only a few days before entering I came with the idea to enter the contest. I had to put a lot of my spare time into it, but it was worth it. I learned a lot from exploring the realm of php. It’s fun to work in a language I normally do not work in. And to find ways to implement some thoughts that have been on my mind for a while. Here’s the story about the what, the where and the how of BlogSnor, my entry for the WinPHP challenge. ...
Here we go, as a proper response to my own rant – Google Maps Mobile 3.0 for Windows Mobile, or what Live Search Mobile forgot to do, again. Windows Live Search Mobile client for WM6 has a feature called Collections, this feature let’s the user look up RSS content and map it. Hmmmm… Sarah Perez has found an article a while back on how to open up your collections in Live Search Mobile here: Make Your Live Maps Collections Mobile The tutorial linked is actually really nice: Live Maps Collections Mobile ...