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I’m a Windows Phone 7 Game Publisher! by Ken Cox [MVP]

Windows Phone 7 isn’t widely available yet, but you can already buy quite a few apps for it. I’m proud to say that my little game, Classic Hits , has just been published in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Although I don’t even own a Windows Phone (fellow...

Visual Studio Lightswitch - Welcome Advanced Amateurs by Ken Cox [MVP]

There are a lot of people in business who are wizards with tools like Excel, even though their primary job isn’t software development. Sometimes their apps become essential to the business process. Lightswitch , announced at VSLive!, will appeal to advanced...

MIX10 Big Announcements Speculation by Ken Cox [MVP]

What’s your speculation on the big announcements to come from MIX10 ? A date for VS 2010 availability on MSDN? A release candidate for Silverlight 4 on the desktop? An SDK for Silverlight on Windows Mobile 7? A CTP of Internet Explorer 9? Something (anything...
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On Being Blow Away by Technology by Ken Cox [MVP]

While watching Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, and Brian Goldfarb demonstrate Silverlight 4, I had a range of reactions: Wow! I’ve got to play with this stuff! I’m feeling overwhelmed by the avalanche of technology How will I find the time to do billable...

Silverlight 3 Tools Available on Downloads by Ken Cox [MVP]

The MIX 09 avalanche is hitting Microsoft Downloads: Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Software Development Kit Beta 1 The Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Software Development Kit provides libraries and tools for developing Silverlight applications. Silverlight 3 Tools...
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Predictions for MIX 09 Announcements by Ken Cox [MVP]

Everybody is heading to MIX 09 except me! Poor me. I'm working on a nice ASP.NET 3.5 contract. Microsoft always saves/targets release announcements for big events. As a Microsoft-owned conference MIX warrants major releases. Here are my predictions on...
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Silverlight 2 Update - Get the Developer Version by Ken Cox [MVP]

The latest Silverlight 2 update (Silverlight 2 GDR 1 (2.0.40115.0)) failed to install on my machine because it detected that I already had the developer version. The error message and redirect to the correct file are well engineered, but developers can...

Source Code for Creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form Released by Ken Cox [MVP]

I've release the source code from my screencast series on Creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form at the MSDN Code Gallery . On the Downloads tab, you'll find several files for VB and C# projects. The basic source code is the same, but the large downloads...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 8: Client Storage by Ken Cox [MVP]

In Episode 8 , we continue working with the AutoCompleteBox control that we implemented in Episode 7 . This time, we fetch a long list of country names as XML from a third-party Web service, cache the file on the client using isolated storage, and harness...
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A Better Way to do Silverlight Databinding by Ken Cox [MVP]

The guys at Intersoft Solutions are ahead of the curve again with their Intersoft Data Source control for Silverlight . The CTP includes the AstoriaDataSource that connects cleanly to an ADO.NET Data service. Rather than jumping through hoop after hoop...
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