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Rückblick: 5 Tage, 5 Vorträge im Zeichen von UI/UX

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Vom 2. bis 6. Juli war ich mit den Themen User Interfaces / User Experience für Entwickler und User Interface Patterns bei .NET User Groups in Dresden, Leipzig, Braunschweig, Osnabrück und Hamburg zu Gast. (.NET User Group Hamburg) Das Vortragsmaterial sowie Information zu kommenden Terminen gibt es auf meiner Website Das Feedback der Veranstalter und Teilnehmer vor Ort war äußerst positiv, was eine schöne Bestätigung für den Aufwand darstellt, der in die Vorbereitung geflossen ist. Ich möchte mich an dieser Stelle bedanken: Bei den Teilnehmern, die mit
ihren Fragen spannende Diskussionen in Gang setzten und so keinen der Abende zu langweiliger Routine verkommen ließen. So haben sich die von mir für die Woche genommenen Urlaubstage, die ich als Investition in meine persönliche Weiterbildung sehe, im Nachhinein sogar noch stärker gelohnt als gedacht. Bei den Veranstaltern vor Ort für die Einladung zum Essen nach dem Vortrag bzw. in der Pause. Und nicht zuletzt bei der INETA Deutschland, die durch die Übernahme von Hotel- und Reisekosten diese Tour erst möglich gemacht haben. Es wird dieses Jahr noch einige Termine...(Read whole news on source site)

Quick Charts for WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7

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Quick Charts is an easy to use chart controls for WPF and Silverlight. Quick Charts also supports Windows Phone 7. Quick Charts is by amCharts and is free and Open Source (MS-PL). Quick Charts for Windows Phone can be used to draw Line, Column, and Area & Pie Charts. Know more about Quick Charts for WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 and download here

Read XML Files using LINQ to XML and Extension Methods

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In previous blog posts I have discussed how to use XML files to store data in your applications. I showed you how to read those XML files from your project and get XML from a WCF service. One of the problems with reading XML files is when elements or attributes are missing. If you try to read that missing data, then a null value is returned. This can cause a problem if you are trying to load that data into an object and a null is read. This blog post will show you how to create extension methods to detect
null values and return valid values to load into your object. The XML Data An XML data file called Product.xml is located in the \Xml folder of the Silverlight sample project for this blog post. This XML file contains several rows of product data that will be used in each of the samples for this post. Each row has 4 attributes; namely ProductId, ProductName, IntroductionDate and Price.
             ProductName="Haystack Code Generator for .NET"
           IntroductionDate="07/01/2010"  Price="799" />
           ProductName="ASP.Net Jumpstart Samples"
           IntroductionDate="05/24/2005"  Price="0" />
The Product Class Just as you create an Entity class to map each column in a table...(Read whole news on source site)

Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 7/6/2012+

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A compendium of Windows Azure, Service Bus, EAI & EDI,Access Control, Connect, SQL Azure Database, and other cloud-computing articles. Note: This post is updated daily or more frequently, depending on the availability of new articles in the following sections: Windows Azure Blob, Drive, Table, Queue and Hadoop Services SQL Azure Database, Federations and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket, Social Analytics, Big Data and OData Windows Azure Service Bus, Caching, Active Directory, and Workflow Windows Azure Virtual

Sessions at WPC 2012 Containing the Keyword “Azure”

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Following are the 22 sessions at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC) 2012 being held in Toronto, Ontario on July 8 through 12, 2012: DYN11 Microsoft Dynamics CRM—Demonstrating the Power of the Connected Cloud Session Type: Breakout Session Track: Microsoft Dynamics Speaker(s): Reuben Krippner Session Details Interested in learning how to build and deliver a powerful customer-focused demonstration showcasing a business solution from Microsoft? Then this is the session for you. We will demonstrate how to tell the story of the connected
cloud highlighted by Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Office 365, and Windows Azure. You will also learn how Microsoft has made it easier than ever to quickly spin up a connected cloud demo experience and tell a compelling story. These powerful new tools will help you: Reduce demonstration environment setup time from 40 hours to less than 1 hour. Deploy a "Business Solution from Microsoft" demo showcasing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Office 365, and Windows Azure. Tell a story about how sales organizations leverage social, mobile, and cloud-based business applications...(Read whole news on source site)

Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine with Windows 2008 R2 Server Having Remote Desktop Services Enabled

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Release Candidate and connecting to it with an administrative Remote Desktop Connection. Attempts to configure Remote Desktop Services (RDS) fail, because the server must be a member of an Active Directory domain to enable RDS. My unfinished Installing Remote Desktop Services on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2012 RC post of 6/12/2012 describes the first stage of creating a Windows Azure Virtual Network (WAVN) that connects to an on-premises Windows network and uses Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) to provide single sign-on (SSO) for an enterprise’s Active Directory domain admins and users. The tutorial remains...(Read whole news on source site)

Running User Code in the XAML Designer: Blend and VS 2012

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The XAML designer in Blend & VS is a projection of a running application, but unlike a full-fledged app, usage of certain programming constructs and resources might cause the designer to crash or behave in an unexpected manner. Note: This post and the examples shown are written in the context of the XAML Metro style app designer, but some of them apply to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, and Windows Phone designers as well. First, a quick overview of what code runs in the designer and what doesn’t. The code-behind of the instances of user
controls and custom controls in the active XAML page are run in the designer. WINRT or CLR types that you declare in XAML as resources are instantiated in the designer process. Events dependent on CoreWindow and Input events will not be fired in the designer.
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