Dew Drop – October 13, 2010

Day 2 of my visit to St. Paul, MN. Enjoy the unsorted links!  Smile

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.NET / Visual Studio

Intro to F# part 2: First-class function, point-free style (DotNetKicks)

Visual Studio 2010, Beta 2: Office Programmability (Unknown Author)

How to read msTSProfilePath, msTSHomeDrive and msTSHomeDirectory properties from AD (VB.NET) (alejacma)

Flickr API for Windows Phone 7 – Part 10 – Groups – Base Methods (Dennis Delimarsky)

Delegates in C# – attempt to look inside. Part 4 (Ed Guzman)

HealthVault SDK and Visual Studio 2005 (ericgu)

Team and OS resilient assembly references for Visual Studio Extensibility development (kzu)

The Watch Window: Adding Watches from Variable Windows (Zain Naboulsi)


Web Development

5 Reasons to be Excited about ASP.NET MVC 3 (DotNetKicks)

Dependency Injection for Filters in MVC3 (Javier G. Lozano)

Adobe Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas Plug-in Released! (Mike Swanson’s Blog)

Add HTML5 support to Expression Web 4–for free (sara)


Design / Methodology / Testing

Kanban for Agile Teams Whitepaper (Mike Cottmeyer)

Think You’re "Doing Kanban?" Think Again. (mstine)

Review: A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (ncawinfield)

Practical PHP Patterns: Service Stub (piccoloprincipe)

Does Agile Promote Perpetual Beta? (Vikas Hazrati)


Silverlight / WPF / Windows Phone

Battling Chimeras: Windows Phone 7 (Blake Robinson)

Why Windows Phone 7 Makes Sense for MIS Programs (Bob Familiar)

Rumour: Windows Live SkyDrive integration coming to Windows Phone 7? (damaster)

Register for the Silverlight Firestarter! (Davide)

Is that a BLOB in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? [Silverlight REST-based Azure/S3 BLOB API updated to run on Windows Phone 7!] (David Anson)

31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #13: Location Services (jeffblankenburg)

“Smiles” for Windows Phone 7 (Joey deVilla)

Peter Henry on Submitting a Windows Phone App to Marketplace (Joey deVilla)

How to distribute a Silverlight OOB Application? (Kunal Chowdhury)

Windows Phone 7 and SharePoint 2010 (Public Sector DPE Team)

Mac OS X to get Windows Phone 7 sync beta this year (Samuel Gibbs)

Architecting WP7 – Part 2 of 10: Pivot and Panorama Issues (Shawn Wildermuth)

Windows Phone 7– UK device guide (Spooner)

Some additional thoughts from Stephen Fry about Windows Phone 7 (Steven Hodson)

Windows Phone 7 Devices Comparison Chart. Which one is yours? (Tauqeer)


Podcasts / Screencasts / Videos

Mike Swanson: Adobe Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas – Under the Hood (Charles Torre)


Community / Events

Events This Week – October 12th, 2010 (G. Andrew Duthie)



Get Free Disk space using SQL Server ( (Suprotim Agarwal))

Common SQL Server Mistakes – Equals NULL (Steve Jones)



Understanding Focused vs. Global Commands in SharePoint Ribbon Page Components (Andrew Connell)



.NET Formatting Reference Sheet (DotNetKicks)

How Technical Debt Ties to Cloud, Mobile and Social (agile_exec)

How does CryptoAPI order the certificates in the stores? (alejacma)

The Microsoft MVP Program (Brent Ozar)

The Morning Brew #706 (Chris Alcock)

The Truth Is In The Code! Unless It Isn’t… (Davy Brion)

Help my WP7 application fails to start…. (Derik Whittaker)

SQL Connectivity Annual Survey (dpblogs)

Exceptions and Errors on iOS (Fredrik Olsson)

Back to Basics – OnBeforeUnload Event (Gil Fink)

TouchToolkit – Get your multi-touch, multi-device, multi-environment dev on! (Greg Duncan)

Value is in the Eye of the Beholder (J.D. Meier)

My Development Toolbox ( (J. Eggers))

Jounce Part 1: Why? (Jeremy Likness)

Exploring Orchard’s Content Types (Joe Stagner)

Eclipse Plug-In for PHP Developers using Azure CTP (Joe Stagner)

Android Development, Part 5a: Starting Activities (Joel Ross)

“Who Poked the Sleeping Dragon?” and Other Microsoft Metaphors (Joey deVilla)

Motivation Over Talent and Process (jurgenappelo)

TSQL Tuesday #11:Rolling Back TRUNCATE TABLE (Kalen Delaney)

Essential gear for camping outside phone stores (Luke)

How far can development tools take you – part 2? (MartinBell)

I am a front-end developer! / Explaining it to others (niels_matthijs)

#Ebook Deal of the Day: Gray Hat Python – $12.99 – Save 59% Use code DDNSG (O’Reilly Media)

November 2010 NY Metro Developer Events (Rachel Appel )

Mouse Trails using Basic shapes (Rey Dacoco)

Yellow Book Download Frenzy (Rob)

Caliburn.Micro Soup to Nuts Part 6b – Simple Navigation with Conductors (Rob Eisenberg)

The Search for the Value of Data (Romin Irani)

Custom Workflow activity for business failure evaluation–Part 4 (Rory)

Custom Workflow activity for business failure evaluation–Part 5 (Rory)

Custom Workflow activity for business failure evaluation–Part 6 (Rory)

Custom Workflow activity for business failure evaluation–Wrap up (Rory)

Subtle but Very Important Twitter Tips and Techniques You Should Know (cause no one will tell you) (Scott Hanselman)

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Submissions for Xbox LIVE Indie Games (Team XNA)

Latest Release of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP, New Tutorial Now Available (WindowsAzure)


More Link Collections

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RSS List View Control Appears in Sueetie 2.0 (Dave Burke)

Tech Tweets for 12-Oct-2010 (Elijah Manor)