Monthly Archives: September 2007

More info on LINQ to SQL performance

Soma just blogged about VS 2008 Performance Improvements.  There is some good info in his post.  One of the things he mentioned was: "For example, with the new LINQ facility we set a goal that LINQ performance be significantly better … Continue reading

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VSTO Virtual Labs

For those of you not familiar with Virtual Labs, they are a great way to try out technology without having to install a bunch of stuff or download a VPC.  As Robert likes to say, "Virtual Labs = Free Training:)."  … Continue reading

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Free Workshop: SharePoint Document Workflow for Developers

My fellow Public Sector Developer Evangelist Robert has been hard at work building some workshops for developers who want to build custom workflows for SharePoint.  I haven’t had a chance to go through these yet, but I plan on it.  … Continue reading

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How to view my presentations if you do not have Office 2007

Recently, at the National Association of Government Webmasters conference, a few people tried to download my presentations, but could not open them.  As you might guess, I use Office 2007.  All of my recent presentations have been saved in the … Continue reading

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WEBCAST: What’s New in the Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation in Visual Studio 2008

September 26th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) were released in 2006 as part of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 with separate extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. These tools were improved on … Continue reading

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I’m at the National Association of Government Webmasters conference

I’m here to present sessions on Silverlight & Virtual Earth.  I just sat through an EXCELLENT session on accessibility: "Section 508 / W3C Standards – Zoe Gillenwater Starting with a general overview of the W3C/ Section508 standards and guidelines, this … Continue reading

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Why can’t I just embed assemblies built using VSTO in the document?

Joel Reyes has been doing Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) presentations at our dev conferences and as webcasts.  During our conference in Juneau, AK, someone in the audience asked him something to the effect of: "The new Office 2007 … Continue reading

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