TechEd - Building Responsive Web Applications with MVC4, WebAPI and HTML5

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This session was presented by Brendan Kowitz (@brendankowitz) a Senior Developer from Readify and covered building responsive mobile web applications with MVC4, WebAPI and HTML5.  Overview Building a great user experience Data + WebAPI Going offline Packaging  Why responsible mobile web applications? Responsive, fluid usage, respond to online and offline events Interact with device hardware and storage to create a personalised experience Build and package for app stores across platforms  Why…

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CRM 2011 List Component for SharePoint activation problems solved

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 comes with out of the box integration with SharePoint 2010which allows users to store documents associated with CRM records. This is implemented with the List Component for SharePoint. This is a sandboxed solution that is deployed to the target SharePoint site. When activated it allows CRM 2011 to create documents in SharePoint and also to present those documents to the user in a CRM native UI. In my experience this component can be tricky to activate on the SharePoi…

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SharePoint weird delay on first load

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Are you seeing ridiculous delays in your SharePoint web app spinning up with little activity on the server? Is it take over 2 minutes to display the first page after an app pool recycle? Does your server have access to the internet? No? This will cause delays when a signed piece of .NET code runs Every time some managed .NET code tries to run, the .NET Framework is trying to contact crl.microsoft.com. Now if your server is offline (think VM on a laptop on a plane), or your server doesn’t have ac…

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ASP.NET MVC and Visual Studio 2010

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I’ve been getting familiar with the ASP.NET MVC v2 project that comes with Visual Studio 2010. It’s been a while since I’ve written a lot of code so I wanted to sharpen my skills and also get familiar with this different way of working. If you’re looking to learn more about MVC you cannot go past the NerdDinner tutorial available here. Some other useful resources you might find handy – 101 LINQ examples and the LINQ to SQL page on MSDN. While the NerdDinner tutorial is based on v1 of the ASP.NET…

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Microsoft support for jQuery

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Good to see Microsoft throwing their support behind jQuery and committing resources to developing for it. Also interesting to see their proposal for including templating in the core of jQuery. I currently use the excellent jTemplates plug-in for jQuery (even if the doco is a little hard to follow) and I’m a big fan of Client Side Templating as it minimises the amount of markup transmitted from server to client. Have a read of Encosia’s articles on the topic and I’m sure you’ll be converted too!…

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