May 2008 Entries

Client-only Framework Subset: finally!

The great news for who is mainly a windows client developer (like the author of this blog ;) ) is that with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (actually in Beta 1 stage) will be released the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile, a subset of the .NET 3.5 library only for the client applications. The new light "client .NET package" (about 26 Mb) will include these components: CLR WinForms ClickOnce WPF e WCF and it will have a direct support inside Visual Studio 2008: This helps to have a light installer when...

posted @ Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:37 PM | Feedback (8)

Sharepoint Designer and workflows

In these days we're observing lots of curiosity and interesting around the Workflow capabilites in Sharepoint and during our demos I'm trying to show to my customers that you don't need to be an expert on Windows Workflow Foundation in order to create the biggest part of the workflows that your business needs. If you decide to adopt the Sharepoint platform, you've a powerful and adaptable workflow platform and you've a tool that can really tune up your business: Sharepoint Designer. Sharepoint Designer has an intuitive wizard that permits you to build, compile and install a workflow on a Sharepoint...

posted @ Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:21 PM | Feedback (0)

Cool Silverlight Healthcare demonstrator

If you work on the Healthcare field (this is a big part of our business) I think that your mind will do a great jump to the future when you'll see the just released Microsoft Health Common User Interface (MSCUI) Patient Journey Demonstrator,a great live sample on how you can implement cool UI for the Healthcare applications. The interesting news is that demo scenario is a part of a project called Microsoft Health Common User Interface (CUI) that claims to build a common User Interface Design Guidance  for the next generation Healthcare applications (actually are available the Design...

posted @ Thursday, May 08, 2008 2:47 PM | Feedback (1)

Next Generation UI: the love for the grids...

On his new web diary, Silvano Coriani has published an interesting message: in a new software era where the user interface is growing as importance, why the old GRID is always so requested? I agree that with the latest technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation the UI must be revisited and the we've to be ready for a new way to obtain informations from a  software and to interact with data, but a new visual experience is not all for a software. A software, expecially in the business world, must be productive! The grid could be an old concept (at least...

posted @ Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:40 PM | Feedback (1)

Sharepoint lists and GUID

If you work with Sharepoint (in these days I'm working a lot with the workflow functionalities) one of the things that sometimes you've to do is to retrieve the GUID associated to a Sharepoint list. This is not so immediate and intuitive, but there are tricks that I want to share here. The first way (thanks to Nick Grattan) is this: Navigate to the SharePoint list using the browser. Select the Settings + List Settings menu command. Copy the Url from the browser address bar into Notepad. It will look something like: http://moss2007/ProjectX/_layouts/listedit.aspx?List=%7B26534EF9%2DAB3A%2D46E0%2DAE56%2DEFF168BE562F%7D Delete...

posted @ Thursday, May 01, 2008 2:00 PM | Feedback (0)