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MIX11 in review

I know this post is overdue, but I’m happy to say that in the time since MIX has elapsed, my wife and I have sold our condo and moved to a new home. I’ve also transition to a new contract, and I am excited to get my feet wet my new project. Despite the delay, it was a wonderful experience. This was my first year at MIX. The content, announcements, and the networking were all memorable. I only wish I could’ve attended all the sessions. Luckily the content is available online, so I did my best to mark key talks that I wanted to catch back home.
This year was filled with a number of announcements at the two keynotes I did my best to update my twitter feed with some of the cool ones.
The first keynote was focused around recent…

Slides and Code from NYC (Winter) Code Camp 2011–(How to) Put your Code First with Entity Framework

I would like to thank everyone for attending my presentation this Saturday at the NYC (Winter) Code Camp! I really enjoyed the high level of interest and participation from the attendees. Unfortunately, we only had 75 minutes to talk about Entity Framework and EF Code First but thankfully we have the internet!
Thanks to all of the organizers at the NYC Code Camp for an excellent day of learning and networking! This year, it “sold out” in 27 hours! The speakers were excellent and the event was run very smoothly.
I have posted the slide deck (including the demo code) for your viewing pleasure.
Material:

EF Code First.pptx

EFCodeFirst.Key.Solution.zip

Display NuGet Console Results in a new Window

I caught a pretty awesome tip over Twitter today.
One of the annoying things about using the “Package Manager Console” in NuGet is that you’re constantly scrolling up and down the list of results.  If you’re like me, and you keep your console in the lower panel in VS2010, it’s not exactly easy to see a whole lot at once.

You can, however, output the results from your NuGet commands into a popup window by piping it out to “Out-GridView”.
Example
Execute the following command in the Package Manager Console:
List-Package –online | Out-GridView
This time, you’ll get your results in a nice pop-up window:

Multiple Commands?
Another weird thing I didn’t know, the following command is the equivalent to the one above in NuGet.
Get-Package –remote | Out-Gridview

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