Get Schooled at iTunes U

This is pretty cool.  Apple is partnering with educational institutions and using iTunes as a mechanism to get educational content to a user’s mobile device such as an iPod or iPhone.  “Mobile learning” as it is dubbed, allows students to download content when it is convenient from a school-created website or from the iTunes Store.  If the student is using an iPhone, they can discuss the content via chats, email, and social networks 24×7. “Today’s

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Improper Rendering of XAML?

I’m working on a project right now and have noticed that XAML seems to be incorrectly rendered in the Visual Studio designer, versus it properly being shown in the Expression Blend 3.  It seems that sizes and alignments are completely off in Visual Studio 2008 where everything appears correct, renders properly, and executes normally when created in Expression Blend 3. Here’s an example of XAML as rendered in Visual Studio 2008: and in Expression Blend

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TweetNow

  The concept is simple.  You need to update your status or send a quick tweet.  You find an interesting link or article you want to post.  No time to catch up on what is going on in the Twitterverse or the 300 tweets you are behind on.  Just need to post an update.  That’s TweetNow! TweetNow is a simple WPF application designed to allow for posting quick updates to a Twitter account.  It is

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C#: Persisting User Settings After An App Upgrade

Seems like it should work without too much pain, but the fact of the matter is each time you increment the version on your application a new version folder will be created that is by default empty and the user.config file is empty which means the user config is lost and the user has to reconfigure the specific settings in the app.  Painful, and a bad user experience no less. This is really simple to

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Quick Hit: Installing Pre-Reqs for Exchange 2010

This can be a bit tricky … and you can either get enough exposure by doing it so many times that you just know what needs to be installed before you start, or you can get through a bunch of steps in the setup before it stops to tell you that the right things aren’t installed and can’t continue. Exchange 2010 requires Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  You can use Server Manager

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