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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 4: Let's Talk Data (Access)

    August 25, 2011 Share
    In this episode we are taking a step back from our UX and UI discussions to focus a bit more on the data that will drive our application.  Now that we understand the typical end user better and have translated this knowledge into something more concrete from a development standpoint, one of the next steps is to tie these views and navigation paths to some concrete data that will serve as the backend of our application.  After all, a great CRM needs to efficiently handle large volumes of data to maintain customer information as well as alert us of potential deals that are ready...
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    Introducing the LOB Chronicles - Building a CRM Demo

    August 04, 2011 Share
    Today we’re starting a new endeavor in the Xaml teams at Telerik to bring a new demo application your way.   The application that we have in mind is a Customer Relationship Management (better known as CRM) solution intended to help a fictional sales person through the trials and tribulations of his day-to-day experience.  Now keep in mind, we’re not looking to make an application that gets sold under the Telerik banner, rather this is an exercise to see how UX, design, architecture, and our team of eight can work together to produce and explain a brand new demo featuring some...
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    Using Telerik OpenAccess ORM Spatial Data with RadMap for Silverlight

    July 29, 2011 Share
    Spatial data is all the rage, everyone wants a map in their application to quickly visualize data.  In a previous blog I showed how you could query, and display, SQL Spatial data on RadMap for WPF using Telerik OpenAccess ORM.  In this blog, I will show you how to display the data on RadMap for Silverlight.  This adds a slight twist because we need to transport the SQL Spatial data across a service boundary, but thanks to some updates in RadMap this is still an easy process; so lets take a look! Database Setup The first thing we need is some spatial data. In...
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    Q2 2011 OpenAccess Released!

    July 13, 2011 Share
    The team has been hard at work, as always, to bring some really neat new features to Telerik OpenAccess ORM for Q2 2011.  You can check out the release notes to see the full list of new features, but make sure to sign up for the release webinar to see all these new features in action!  For now, we will take a quick look at a few features available in the new bits. Profiler and Tuning Advisor One of the most anticipated features in the Q2 2011 release is the OpenAccess Profiler. In Q1 2011 we introduced a new Metrics API, and the profiler...
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    Integrating Telerik OpenAccess ORM Spatial Data with RadMap

    January 14, 2011 Share
    You read that right!  In Q3 2010 OpenAccess ORM introduced new SQL Spatial Type support.  Which is awesome for those of us that love playing with spatial data :)  I started playing around with the new OA spatial support, and decided what better way to to demonstrate the capabilities than to output the data on to a map?  This blog covers how I accomplished this task :)   First We Need Spatial Data Some of you may already have spatial data sitting in a SQL Server DB, but if not never fear!   You can use the great Shp2Sql utility, made by Morten Nielsen, to import a...