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...

Silverlight Bidi Controls Library RC0 and movement from Beta 2 to RC0

יום ראשון, אוקטובר 5, 2008

Finally, I got free minute to convert Silverlight BiDi controls from Silverlight beta 2 to RC0 (you can download SL rc0 tools for VS2008 here) and as usual some breaking changes (the full list is here) Calendar and DatePicker moved from System.Windows.Controls.Extended into System.Windows.Controls – Extended namespace is now deprecated. CalendarButton is not inside System.Windows.Controls.Primitives TypeConverter.CanConvertFrom(Type sourceType) was changed and now it has new first parameter ITypeDescriptorContext context ...
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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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.NET 3.5 SP1 is RTM and available for download

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

For all those who asked, .NET 3.5 SP1 is final and available for download. What’s inside? ASP.NET Dynamic data Core improvements for CLR A lot of performance improvements in WPF ClickOnce enhancements ADO.NET with Data Services and Entity Framework LINQ2SQL and Data Provider for SQL Server 2008, that was released last week WCF with easier DataContract serialization...

Arabic and Hebrew languages bidirectional support for Silverlight 2.0 beta 2

יום חמישי, יולי 17, 2008

Those days, I’m, together with guys from Microsoft Egypt and Santeon, finishing development of bidirectional input and output support for Silverlight. I want you to take part in alpha testing of this solution. Please see the test form here and try it. <noframes>Visit <a href="http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/tamir/archive/2008/07/17/arabic-and-hebrew-languages-bidirectional-support-for-silverlight-2-0-beta-2.aspx">original article</a> to test</noframes> Also, you can download latest development build or compiled binary version with debug symbols and try it yourself. Please, if you’re in any issue, report it, by using issue tracker in CodePlex. In order to use...

TechEd preparation session + other announcements

יום שני, יולי 14, 2008

If you want to attend my preparations before TechEd, you’re invited to attend 27-Jul in Microsoft Ra’anana. What is preparation session? This is the training for myself. I’ll present all four session (each one is an hour + one hour rep.) This is your chance to hear live my TechEd South Africa sessions, without paying the fee (ZAR 4,500 which is about $600) Please note, that all lectures are in English (not in Hebrew) Here the agenda for 27-Jul...
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Silverlight Visual Tree Investigation

יום שני, יולי 7, 2008

Wait a moment. Silverlight has Visual and Logical Trees as well as WPF? Not exactly. The design more similar to how it was in WinForms (Parent-Child relationship). But dev team made all possible to make it syntactically similar to WPF. Let’s start Challenge: Find and hold references to all element, contains text. Solution: Recursive VisualTreeHelper (introduced in SL2.0 b2) First of all we should know, that Silverlight is not ready for manufacture, thus direct references might produce memory...
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Printouts of the slides, presented on Silverlight 2.0 open house today

יום שני, יוני 30, 2008

Thank you all, who participated today in Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications event. I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session here. So, you can download it for reference. I’m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events. Also, I want to remind you, that due to lack of space we were unable to handle all those who want to attend, thus we...
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Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications (Local Event) – Take 2

יום ראשון, יוני 29, 2008

As promised earlier, the next session of Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications will take place at 23 July, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM in ILDC. This is exactly the same session for those, who unable to attend tomorrow due to lack of place. Please, this time, try to register as soon as possible to assure seat assignment. Register to attend Silverlight 2.0 for building RIA >>
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