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DevTeach Toronto Session Materials

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Thanks to all of you who came out to DevTeach and cudos to the organizers for running a great event. I hope to see you in Montreal in December. You can download the slides and demos I used in my sessions by clicking the links below. Introduction to Windows Communication FoundationWindows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s next… Continue reading

TechEd BOF Session: Strategies for Moving Your Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Investments to .NET

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If you’re not familiar with the concept, a Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session is an open discussion lead by a moderator who is not a Microsoft employee. The sessions are not presentations, there are no projectors. Unlike the Keynotes and Breakout sessions which are mostly one to many communication, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are many to many communication and… Continue reading

Webcast: Migrating Your Visual Basic 6 Investments to .NET

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I’ll be doing my first webcast tomorrow with Beth Massi on VB 6.0 to .NET integration and migration. Visual Basic (VB) 6 was used by millions of developers world-wide to build applications ranging from thousands to millions of lines of code representing significant organizational investments. The path from VB 6 to .NET has not always… Continue reading

Refactoring in Visual Basic 2005 and 2008

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Quite regularly, when I’m speaking at a conference or teaching a course, I’ll have someone come up and ask me about the refactoring tool I used during a demo. It’s not that well known but just before Visual Studio 2005 was released, Microsoft partnered with Developer Express to provide a FREE refactoring add-in for anyone with a license… Continue reading

Using Custom Business Objects with Windows Communication Foundation on the Visual Basic Community Site

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An article/walktrough I wrote on Using Custom Business Objects with Windows Communication Foundation has been posted to the Visual Basic Community Site. In my previous article, Getting Started with Windows Communication Foundation, I described the basics of creating and consuming a simple WCF service. The services demonstrated used simple types like numbers and strings but… Continue reading