New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is http://khason.net/ (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Programming for Windows 7

יום ראשון, נובמבר 9, 2008

Well, Windows 7 is going to be released by the end of next year. This is great news, because it seemed, that Microsoft finally understand how to get the best of Windows Vista and make it to work not only on monster machines. It even works on new brandy my wife's pinky machine. And if it works there and my wife is happy with it, this OS going to be very impressive. But from the other...

Free Microsoft Expression series video training catalogs

יום שבת, אוקטובר 4, 2008

MSDN download center just published video catalogs, where you can find sample chapters of Total Training’s video series for Microsoft Expression studio. Worth to download and see. Here the breakdown by products Expression Blend 2 Expression Encoder 2 Expression Design 2 Expression Media 2 Expression Web 2 Also,...
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Nokia Mail for Exchange 2.7 is out

יום שבת, ספטמבר 27, 2008

New version of outstanding Exchange synchronization tool for Nokia phones is out. There are no big changes, except heart beat implementation of ActiveSync and fixes to contacts mapping bug is there. The main feature of this version is, that it can now run on any S60 phone (including 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 devices), not only on E and N series. Full list of changes can be found here. The bad news is, that Nokia MFE 2.7 still does not support...
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The new version of WPF Performance Profiling Tool is available for download

יום שישי, ספטמבר 26, 2008

Finally, after a long time of silence, the new version of WPF Performance Profiling Tool is available for download for x32 and x64 OSs.  So, what’s new there? Ton of UI improvements for Visual Profiler New search function to quick find elements in visual tree Hot path (critical path) of CPU usage aside with CPU usage for single element Configuration of tint for overlay windows ...
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Visual Studio snippet designer

יום שני, ספטמבר 22, 2008

Chicks love CodePlex as well as Microsoft loves it too and today they release extremely useful tool, that was internal for more, then three years. It named: “Visual Studio Snippet Designer”. As you can, probably, understand. This tools is used to create and manage VS time savers - snippet files (introduced in VS2005) This is great tool, that will help you a lot to save your time during regular everyday development. Any other...

Vista batter saver got Danish locale! + RC2 branch

יום שישי, אוגוסט 22, 2008

Great thank (how will it be in Danish?) to Bjarke Istrup Pedersen for Danish translation of Vista Batter Saver. Download public beta 2 r2 with Danish locale >> If you would like to take a challenge and test new RC2, you can do it also (no locale yet). It includes additional functionality and dozen bugs fixes. Download latest RC1 >>
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Slides and desks from my Expert Days’ sessions

Because of the new job, I’m bit tight in time, however, I  found a time to post slides from my sessions in Expert Days. Also, hand-on labs used for WPF beginners’  released as open source to CodePlex for your convenience. Windows Presentation Foundation for Fellow Developers Mastering Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 Have a nice day and be good people.
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WPF DataGrid CTP is here. It’s also open source!

יום שלישי, אוגוסט 12, 2008

Huge amount of people asked me about DataGrid control in WPF. There are some 3rd parties providing this control for free and not, However, I always adviced them to wait until Microsoft will release it with (or after) Arrowhead. So here comes the King. Some boys and girls from MS WPF dev team have OS initiative and released WPF toolkit. It’s absolutely free and includes all sources. Also it renewed with WPF DataGrid CTP and other tasty...
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