Monday, August 25, 2008

Jerry Seinfeld joins Microsoft

helloimapc Almost two years ago I posted about a few funny commercials Seinfeld did for American Express. And now Jerry gives me a little more to talk about him as he joins a $300: Microsoft campaign to combat Apple. For those of you who don’t know Seinfeld (shame on you) he’s one of the greatest comedians of all times, and he’s pretty rich too… his deal with Microsoft is for $10:

But about that campaign, how expensive could it be to make Microsoft Windows a flawless system with enhanced usability features? I guess more than $300.000.000 :)

There are tons of Seinfeld’s videos online but I wanted to share one which is one of my favorites: Jerry Seinfeld on Larry King’s CNN show

(the poor old timer)

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Next stop: Florida!


I didn’t want to say anything but a few days ago Milano mentioned it in a post in our forum so I guess that gave me the green flag :)

We are now working on the next version of DeKlarit code-named “florida”. We want to add a lot of new stuff but I think one of the most important features will be the Silverlight addin which will let you create web applications with Silverlight controls. We are still in the process of making a few decisions like, will it be a full Silverlight app or will it have aspx pages as containers for the Silverlight controls? We believe the second is the best choice right now since we have two excellent web addins and we can use the navigation logic we already have in those. That means it will be pretty easy for you to migrate your current WebGenerator generated app to a brand new Silverlight app. Cool uh?

Also, we’re thinking on REST support for our WCF addin, WPF for a fully funtional WinGenerator addin independent of third party controls, something you guys’ve been asking for, and full text search in generated applications among others. Also, I have to work on our security features for the generated apps and add a few features like allowing a user to change his password, sending conformation emails and more.

So if you have any suggestions, now is the time. I can’t assure you we’ll implement them all but we’ll surely keep’em under the radar.


Read the full thread of the “announcement” here.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for WCF and WPF not available after installing Visual Studio 2008

WCF It’s a fact, Microsoft wants you to use the 2008 version of Visual Studio rather than 2005. But what if you are in a big project, not ready to change the IDE, yet, and you want to install VS2008 to test the new features? They say everything works fine but the true is you loose an important extension: Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF).

The problem is that you can’t install them because you have .net 3.5 installed so googling around I found a pretty useful post from Timur.

Just locate the installer with your Visual Studio 2005 command line and execute the following command:
msiexec /i vsextwfx.msi WRC_INSTALLED_OVERRIDE=1

I don’t know what’s going on with that package cause the site where it used to be available to download from is no longer available, so if you need it I uploaded to my SkyDrive account. Download it from here.

Edit: I also found it here, as I mentioned in my comment below.

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