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The origins of the Composite Application Block

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Last year, during our visit to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, I got a chance to talk to Brenton Webster, a solutions architect of Microsoft Austrialia. He told us about a great project they've been doing for the Austrialian Commonwealth Back of Australia (CBA) based on Smart Clients and ma...

January 11, 2007

Under the hood of ASP.NET AJAX

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You've probably heard of ASP.NET AJAX already and its potential for changing the balance between Web and Windows applicaties. This article explains how you can call ASMX web services from your Javascript code without any pain. Moreover, it also explains how that is accomplished under the hood.

January 10, 2007

Virtual PC 2007 Release Candidate 1

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If you have, like me, been participating in the beta tests of the 2007 edition of Microsoft's Virtual PC, you should check out the Microsoft Connect site. They've released release candidate 1 (build 6.0.142) and it runs very smoothly under Vista on my HP laptop. Since I've been bet...

January 8, 2007

WPF Everywhere

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Codename WPF/E or Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere in full, refers to the technology that allows lightweight XAML based applications to run within Internet Explorer, Firefox, or even Mac's Safari. To see what I'm talking about, download the CTP from here, and then check out the sam...

December 4, 2006

Uninstallation aid

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I recently posted about a problem I had while upgrading from Office 2007 Beta 2 to the final version. Somehow, the unstallation of beta 2 still left some pieces floating around on my harddisk. I then used a manual workaround, but in the mean time, I've also found a nice little tool that really sh...

December 3, 2006