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  • Blog Post: Sometimes there are no words – Silverlight Client for Facebook

    Love it! Get it! Update: I guess words were in order (doh!). The fine print: This application brings together the many compelling platform capabilities of Silverlight 4 into a rich out-of-browser application in the familiar context of Facebook.Enjoy the photos, feeds, events, friends’ walls, and...
  • Blog Post: An Architect’s Perspective on Silverlight

    At every Silverlight major announcement, I camp out at Tim Heuer’s blog to learn more about what just happened. This was true for Silverlight 3 and when we announced the beta of Silverlight 4 . Tim offers his perspective of what architects should know about Silverlight as a platform in this ARCast .TV...
  • Blog Post: Somewhere over the rainbow with Silverlight Smooth Streaming

    eek! David Sayed (good blog for Silverlight + Media) just announced a great new experience coming this week courtesy of Netflix and Silverlight Smooth Streaming . There’s no place like home and you’ll be able to enjoy the experience right from the comfort of your own home and favorite web browser. P...
  • Blog Post: Fire up your Silverlight 3 Skills

    I really like the format of these sessions and if you can make it (in person or virtually) on September 17, you’ll want to catch the Silverlight 3 FireStarter. This particular session is focused on: What’s new in Silverlight 3 What’s happening in the world of Expression 3 (Sketch Flow is awesome) A run...
  • Blog Post: Architect Resources – Pragmatism and Turbulent Times

    eek! Catching up on my reading and found that there is a new Architecture Journal: Architecture in Turbulent Times . From the magazine: “…the role of an architect is a unique one. Architects are some of the more unbiased technology decision makers, and they have a holistic view of solutions in an enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!

    Welcome to another episode of Feel Good Fridays . Have you seen Microsoft Research’s Project Tuva . This is really a great project (thank you Bill Gates!) with a truly innovative user experience (in my humble opinion). From the website: Microsoft Research’s Project Tuva explores core scientific concepts...
  • Blog Post: Get a sneak peek at SharePoint 2010 for Developers

    eek! I discovered this last week and wanted to share: Sneak a peek at the developer experience in SharePoint 2010 . A Silverlight Web Part, LINQ for SharePoint, a Client Object Model, more! P.S. It’s a sneak peek, the SharePoint team will disclose more here .
  • Blog Post: A Silverlight 3 Song

    eek! I offer you my humble, hyperlinked ode to Silverlight to coincide with the Silverlight 3 release and the laundry list of awesome features for developers and designers. Sung to the tune of Edelweiss from the Sound of Music . Go ahead, sing along, you know you want to… Silverlight, Silverlight, every...
  • Blog Post: April Cool

    eek! Bucking the trend on April Fool by doing an April Cool post. Here are some of the things I talked about in March. Hope you get a resource or link that saves you time... Girl Geeks Rule Downloading IE8 Get Silverlight 3 Beta with eyes wide open Say Hello to the Microsoft Web Platform An Azure Moment...
  • Blog Post: Get Silverlight 3 Beta with eyes wide open

    eek! Ok, I guess they are making some noise in Vegas . Silverlight 3 Beta is available and so is… And for those of you who do this with eyes wide open, please heed the warning … See you out of the browser!
  • Blog Post: Keeping my eyes/ears peeled for MIX announcements this week

    eek! Not going to MIX this week but I’m really excited about all the announcements Microsoft intends to make. No, I don’t know any of them :) but I would expect they’ll all be exciting in their own right. For a taste, see this recent announcement from the SQL Data Services Team . Yes, the MIX team...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight? It must be Maine!

    eek! UPDATE: March 11, 2009. We will be postponing this talk until April. If you'd like to learn what Microsoft has planned for Business Applications and Silverlight, wait for MIX :) or watch Brad Abrams drop major hints . If you are in the area, join me at the TechMaine Rich Internet Applications...
  • Blog Post: How much would you pay for serious SharePoint Smarts?

    eek! Looking for some serious SharePoint Smarts with topics ranging from SharePoint administration, architecture, development and the end user? How much would you pay for this (the random emphasis of keywords being mine)… Administration: Administration: SharePoint Server Fundamentals : Back to Basics...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and LINQ for Life

    eek! For my new friends that made it through my session on Silverlight 2 and LINQ, here are the resources promised. Presentation Slides with potentially useful links… Silverlight 2 Overview (at the end of those stock slides are some links you’ll want to visit) LINQ Overview (includes why you are now...
  • Blog Post: I got XAMLized and you can too…

    eek! I intend to have a page with all the resources that we uncovered at the Connecticut XAMLFest last week . It was a blast and we had over 50 folks (see the photo below) crammed into our tiny office to get XAMLized for 2 days. Were you there? How did we do? Appreciate any feedback, so that we can improve...
  • Blog Post: Happy Groundhog Day!

    eek! In the category of – I’ve seen that before, I’m republishing my January posts in case you missed it. Happy Groundhog Day! The Joy of SxS Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion? I’m not going to be a fool this April 1 Need more Business Intelligence? Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready Candy...
  • Blog Post: Candy Everybody Wants: WPF DataGrid and the Ribbon Part 2

    eek! Just a quick update to my previous post with additional resources for you. Quality I discovered this great document from the WPF Team entitled the WPF Application Quality Guide . It has suggested roadmaps for: Quality Assurance Engineer/Software Test Engineer Developer in Test...
  • Blog Post: Candy Everybody Wants: WPF DataGrid and the Ribbon Part 1

    eek! For the folks who visited me at the MSDN Developer Conference in NY and Boston, thank you for attending. I hope you had a great conference full of learning and extensions to your social graph! Here are the resources from my talk: Building a data-centric application in WPF using the new DataGrid...
  • Blog Post: Got XAML? Visit the XamlFest in Connecticut - seating is limited

    eek! We are hosting a XamlFest at the Microsoft Connecticut Office. Here's the agenda we are planning with additional details here (including registration details). Date? Feb 12-13, 2009. Space is limited. Please note that each attendee will need a laptop to take part in the assisted development sessions...
  • Blog Post: Publish like the pros!

    eek! Somebody just reminded me that my last post made mention of the Microsoft Architect Journal that is delivering a great WPF/Offline reading experience using the Syndicated Client Experiences (SCE) code base. Looking to publish like the pros? Now you can, with the recently released Beta 2 of the SCE...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta DVD for MDC Attendees

    eek! Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. Note: The Windows 7 Beta DVDs may not be ready to hand out in time for the events, but we’ll definitely mail them out to you as soon as they become available. Register today and you...
  • Blog Post: I’m a Firestarter, Twisted Firestarter

    eek! Oops, scratch that: I'm a Firestarter, Windows Firestarter and you can be too. Mithun details a free event you can attend in person or from the comfort of your home/office/favorite WiFi location. All times are in US Pacific. Visit Mithun's blog for details on registration, etc. Update: This event...
  • Blog Post: How to run a successful Code Camp

    eek! What a great job Mark and team did with this weekend's Code Camp in Stamford, CT. Mark has decided to share the wealth and lessons learned in a nice piece on the preparation involved in running a Code Camp . Nice work! I was there, and had the pleasure of doing 2 sessions: Silverlight + WCF What...
  • Blog Post: The Best of the PDC in your neighborhood

    eek! Coming to a city near you, check for yours. The MSDN Developer Conference will sell out early. Register today. The cities... The agenda... The details... Conference web site with additional information and details.
  • Blog Post: Hope, Socialism, Terrorism, You Betcha!

    eek! Today is the day for the USA! Whatever your persuasion, don't forget to vote and then follow along with the very cool WPF Electoral Map application - the same one used on the Microsoft Surface device on MSNBC. Did you know I interviewed Obama and Palin? Watch this video (you'll need Silverlight...
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