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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 DevTeach Toronto Session Materials

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

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 Webcast: Migrating Your Visual Basic 6 Investments to .NET

"How Do I" Videos on the VB Developer Center

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The VB Team has added about 50 “How Do I” videos to the VB Developer Center. The topics include Forms over Data, Windows Development, Office Development, Security, and so on. Most of the videos are 20 minutes or less so there a great way to get up to speed on a topic really quickly. You can… Continue reading "How Do I" Videos on the VB Developer Center

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 Refactoring in Visual Basic 2005 and 2008

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