MIX11 Second Keynote Session Summary

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MIX11 Second Keynote Session Summary I’m currently attending the MIX11 second keynote session. Here are some of the things that you might consider to checkout in the following weeks: The next version of Windows Phone 7 – Mango – is coming 16 additional languages will be added in the next version (still without Hebrew) More countries will be added for apps creation More countries will be...
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OData Explorer

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OData Explorer One nice tool to use with OData is the OData Explorer. The OData Explorer is a tool that helps to explore OData feeds in a visual way and not by exploring the Atom/JSON responses. You can download the tool from here. Another way to use the tool is by going to the following link: http://Silverlight.net/ODataExplorer. OData Explorer Requirements The tool is a Silverlight 4 project. In order...

How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8

Sunday, May 9, 2010

How to Add Silverlight Installation to IE8 Installation Package using IEAK8 During the last weeks I’m helping Microsoft customers to create custom installation packages to Internet Explorer 8. In this post I’ll explain how to add Silverlight installation to the generated installation package of IE8. Using IEAK8 In order to create custom installation packages for Internet Explorer 8 you first need to download the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 or IEAK8. You can download the tool from here. How to Add Custom Component? When running IEAK8 we can add custom components such as Silverlight installation to the generated installation package. How to do that?...
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Why Data as a Service isn’t a Bad Idea

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Why Data as a Service isn't a Bad Idea Early this week I encountered the post "Why the Database as a Service is a Bad Idea" written by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz in DZone. The title caught my eye and I read  the post. I must say that there are a lot of things that I agree with the author and there are some things that I think should be considered again and will be explained in this post. Why Not to Use Database as a Service? As the author wrote the exposing of a database internals through a service is...

ADO.NET Data Services Introduction

Sunday, August 10, 2008

ADO.NET Data Services Introduction Introduction From the early ages of development, the separation of presentation and data was very necessary and was considered (and is considered) a good practice. As you all know, the current trend in the web development world is building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and buzz words like Ajax and Silverlight are very popular today. The RIA technologies (Ajax, Silverlight and etc) are built on...