Monthly Archives: December 2011

Quick travel tip: charging USB devices from the Samsung Slate 7

Build, Personal, Phone, Technical stuff, Windows 8
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For those of you who have the Samsung Slate 7 that Microsoft gave at Build (or that you purchase yourself!), and who are travelling: I hate to take chargers for all my gadgets, especially since my Windows Phone, my Bluetooth stereo headset and my Kindle (amongst others) all use micro-USB to charge. So I just take a couple of micro USB cables and I can charge my devices from the PC.

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MVVM Light installers and Nuget (including Silverlight 5) #mvvmlight

.NET, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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I just pushed two big updates to MVVM Light setup components.

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MVVM Light for Silverlight 5 is on Codeplex #mvvmlight

MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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Here we go! After the Microsoft team released version 5 of Silverlight yesterday, MVVM Light is available for this version of the framework too. I did not create the installer yet (that will take a few more days), but you can download the source code and build it yourself easily.

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Silverlight 5 is released!

MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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Microsoft just released the version 5 of Silverlight! It’s a great news and I really want to congratulate the whole team on this impressive collective effort. The official announcement is on the Silverlight team blog!

The purpose of this article is not to be exhaustive about the list of features (there have been, and will be, many more very detailed articles such as this series on the Silverlight blog) but rather to explain why this version in particular makes me happy to be a Silverlight developer (features listed in no particular order!).

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MVVM Light template and WCF services (or any ASP.NET application for that matter)

.NET, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work
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I was recently made aware of a couple of people having issues with WCF services (or ASP.NET applications) when using the MVVM Light project template for Silverlight. There is a blog post and a StackOverflow question, so what exactly is happening there?

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Three years at IdentityMine – and more to come!

IdentityMine, Personal, UX, Work
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Today is the first day of my fourth year at IdentityMine. I can hardly believe how fast it went, and how exciting the trip has been so far. In the past three years, I have had the chance to work on exciting technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation (which is still very much active, and even more exciting since we now have the possibility to add Kinect interactions to any WPF application!), Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 (for which we have a lot of work right now), Microsoft Surface (for which we are close partners from Microsoft, both for version 1 and for the upcoming version 2 which is even more exciting thanks to the new form factor, improved resolution, etc), Kinect (do I even need to explain why this is exciting?) and more.

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