Category Archives: Pivot

MSDN Magazine Pivot Viewer Source Code

Now that I’ve finished the blog series detailing how I created the MSDN Magazine Pivot collection, I wanted to quickly let you know that I’ve made all of the source code available on bitbucket at https://bitbucket.org/howarddierking/msdnmagpivot-public.  One bit of noise … Continue reading 

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Collection Hosting Using Windows Azure

As I’ve mentioned in a couple earlier posts, Pivot is driven using Deep Zoom image pyramids.  This means that for a collection of trade card images, multiple additional image combinations are generated for different zoom levels.  The net result here … Continue reading 

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Creating the MSDN Magazine Pivot Client

When non-developers approach Pivot, they tend to be dismayed by 2 primary things: it’s not something that you can just plug into your data source and have it work it’s not some discrete thing that you can just slap onto … Continue reading 

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Automating Pivot Trade Card Creation

UPDATE: since I can’t figure out how to attach the template file discussed here, I’ve uploaded it to my bitbucket samples repository – you can see the code here. Sorry for the delay in this part in my series documenting … Continue reading 

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Generating the Collection Data

As I mentioned previously, getting your data design right is critical in creating a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing collection.  In that same post, I also mentioned that it’s good to test your data design using the pivot viewer before … Continue reading 

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Data and Design: The Chicken and Egg Problem

Since it seems that summer (all 3 weeks of it) is now over here in the northwestern United States, I’ll start this post with a winter sports anecdote.  When explaining the differences between skiing and snowboarding to people who are … Continue reading 

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Creating the MSDN Magazine Pivot Collection–What and Why?

I had been holding back on writing this as a blog series because I was toying with the idea of writing an MSDN Magazine article about it – but honestly, I think that MSDN Magazine probably has more important things … Continue reading 

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