Brad Abrams

Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

My Last Day at Microsoft

Wow – I can’t believe it has already been 13 years at Microsoft.  I have had a great time here...

Author: BradA Date: 04/20/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Ajax Endpoint

Continuing in our series, I wanted to touch on how a RIA Services can be exposed  your service...

Author: BradA Date: 04/12/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Exposing WCF (SOAPWSDL) Services

Continuing in our series, I wanted to touch on how a RIA Services can be exposed as a Soap\WSDL...

Author: BradA Date: 03/29/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Authentication and Personalization

To continue our series,  In real business applications our data is often very valuable and as...

Author: BradA Date: 03/26/2010

Great Presentation to the Israel Dot Net Developers User Group (IDNDUG)

I continue to be impressed with the quality of .NET Developers in Israel.. we had a full house last...

Author: BradA Date: 03/24/2010

Program Manager (PM) Tip Index

I thought it would be worthwhile to produce an index for the (very) occasional series I have on...

Author: BradA Date: 03/23/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Validating Data

  To continue our series let’s look at data validation our business applications. Updating data...

Author: BradA Date: 03/23/2010

A Great Time at Developer Academy 4 In Israel

I had a great time today at Developer Academy 4. It was in a beautiful part of Tel Aviv. The weather...

Author: BradA Date: 03/22/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Localizing Business Application

To continue our series, let’s look at localizing our business applications.  In today’s global...

Author: BradA Date: 03/22/2010

Mix2010: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Microsoft Silverlight

I had a great time today in my Mix2010 session on SEO for Silverlight.   Update: You can...

Author: BradA Date: 03/17/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

To continue our series, let’s look at SEO and Silverlight.  The vast majority of web traffic is...

Author: BradA Date: 03/17/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services: Ready for Business: Updating Data in the Client

To continue our series, let’s look at updating the data.  I have created a Plates.xaml page...

Author: BradA Date: 03/16/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Exposing OData Services

OData is an emerging set of extensions for the ATOM protocol that makes it easier to share data over...

Author: BradA Date: 03/16/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Consuming Data in the Silverlight Client

To continue our series, let’s see where the fun comes in my look at how easy that is to consume from...

Author: BradA Date: 03/15/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Exposing Data from Entity Framework

To continue our series I wanted to look next at how to expose your data from the server side of your...

Author: BradA Date: 03/15/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Starting a New Project with the Business Application Template

To kick off our series, I wanted to focus on our goal of helping you focus on your business, not...

Author: BradA Date: 03/15/2010

Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Index

With Silverlight 4 and RIA Services all-but done, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some...

Author: BradA Date: 03/15/2010

Silverlight 4 and RIA Services Release Candidate Available NOW

At Mix10 this morning in Vegas ScottGu announced that Silverlight 4 and RIA Services RC are...

Author: BradA Date: 03/15/2010

Tell me about your services…

My team has been doing a little thinking recently about the “services” space.  Basically I have...

Author: BradA Date: 02/09/2010

Great RIA Services Overview in Dr. Dobbs

Dan Wahlin has a great introductory article on RIA Services in Dr. Dobbs and in Information Weekly....

Author: BradA Date: 01/17/2010

Visual Studio Project Sample Loading Error: Assembly could not be loaded and will be ignored. Could not load file or assembly or one of its dependencies. Operation is not supported. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515)

Some folks have mentioned to me that they are having trouble getting some of my samples to work. And...

Author: BradA Date: 12/11/2009

Bytes by MSDN: Brad Abrams Interview with Billy Hollis: Silverlight 4, RIA Services and VS2010

Bytes by MSDN is doing a bunch of really interesting interviews with folks behind the...

Author: BradA Date: 12/09/2009

Field Level Access with RIA Services

There are lots of reason you may need to customize the access to given fields within an...

Author: BradA Date: 12/08/2009

PDC09 Talk: Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4, RIA Services and Visual Studio 2010 – Now in Visual Basic!!

I had a great time at my talk  PDC2009 talk, but i was disappointed that I could not demo in...

Author: BradA Date: 11/27/2009

Some of you likely noticed that my PDC09 demo included a stubbed out Search function that I didn’t...

Author: BradA Date: 11/25/2009

RIA Services: A DomainService IS A WCF Service – Add Service Reference

I made the fairly bold statement at my PDC09 talk that a DomainService IS A WCF Service.  That...

Author: BradA Date: 11/22/2009

PDC09 Talk: Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4, RIA Services and Visual Studio 2010

I had a great time at my talk today at PDC2009.  I was able to spend much of the time in a...

Author: BradA Date: 11/19/2009

Welcome to WCF RIA Services Beta!

Today at PDC09, Scott Guthrie Announced the beta of WCF RIA Services. As you may know RIA Services...

Author: BradA Date: 11/18/2009

http://silverlight.net/riaservices/ is Live!

We have been working for a while to get a community site together where we can aggregate all the...

Author: BradA Date: 11/07/2009

We Need Your Feedback on the Documentation

  The doc teams are looking for your feedback on the .NET Framework and Visual Studio...

Author: BradA Date: 10/30/2009

Lightweight Linq Parser

Jason Allor, dev manager for my team, recently posted about a cool lightweight LINQ parser. ...

Author: BradA Date: 10/28/2009

Index for Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update

Thanks to all of you who asked… I had to take a sick day today, so this was nice mindless work to...

Author: BradA Date: 10/27/2009

Mozilla and Microsoft work together on WPFClickOnce plugins

  Recently some friends mentioned that they saw Firefox had block-listed some Microsoft...

Author: BradA Date: 10/21/2009

RIA Services Blog Posts – Now in French!

Thanks to Yannick Aristidi we are getting many of the RIA Services posts from my series translated...

Author: BradA Date: 10/15/2009

PDC 2009 – I can’t wait!

Things are really starting to heat up around here as we get ready for the PDC.   Just this...

Author: BradA Date: 10/14/2009

Video Posted for Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines

As a nice follow up from my Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design...

Author: BradA Date: 10/11/2009

Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 26: Authentication and Personalization

The data we work with in business application is valuable.  We need to protect the data.....

Author: BradA Date: 10/05/2009

Portugal ReMix Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services

ReMix in Lisbon, Portugal was a fabulous was to end my ReMix tour. They keynote (as much as I could...

Author: BradA Date: 10/02/2009

Austria ReMix Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services

ReMix in Vienna, Austria was really great.  The attendees were very engaged and the venue was...

Author: BradA Date: 10/01/2009

Helsinki ReMix Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services

I had a great time at ReMix in Helsinki.  I had a chance to give the Silverlight 3 overview...

Author: BradA Date: 09/30/2009

Belgium ReMix and Architect Forum

I had a great time at ReMix and the Architect Forum in Belgium. I had a chance to cover build an...

Author: BradA Date: 09/29/2009

Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group: 10 Years of Framework Design Guidelines

I had a great time at the the Belgium Visual Studio User’s Group meeting.  The turn out was...

Author: BradA Date: 09/28/2009

HanselMinutes Interview on RIA Services

I had a great opportunity to chat with the famous Scott Hanselman recently on .NET RIA...

Author: BradA Date: 09/20/2009

Silverlight 3 Navigation: Even more on Dynamically Loaded Pages

I got a lot of great feedback on my post Silverlight 3 Navigation: Dynamically Loaded Pages… Now MEF...

Author: BradA Date: 09/09/2009

Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 25: ViewModel

ViewModel (or Model-View-ViewModel) is an emerging pattern in the WPF, Silverlight space which...

Author: BradA Date: 09/07/2009

Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Comments about Adding…

A couple of people mentioned they are having problems getting adding to work in my...

Author: BradA Date: 09/06/2009

Western European ReMix Tour 2009

I was lucky enough to be asked to go on a brief western European ReMix tour.  Our goal with...

Author: BradA Date: 09/02/2009

Silverlight 3 Navigation Application: New Themes and Tweaks

Corrina, head UX-designer for Silverlight,  just posted some cool new themes for the...

Author: BradA Date: 08/30/2009

Silverlight 3 Jumpstart Book

David Yack dropped by my office today and we had a good chat about the direction of Silverlight and...

Author: BradA Date: 08/27/2009

Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 24: Stored Procedures

Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.   ...

Author: BradA Date: 08/24/2009

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