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  • Blog Post: DHL Shipment Tracking Accelerator for IE8

    Today it’s going to be a short and extremely non technical post however I thought this may be of interest to some of you. I had some spare time and was waiting for DHL to deliver my copy of Dragon Age: Origins . So I consulted the DHL tracking system quite a few times. And because I found it quite annoying...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Business Applications Made Easy

    Jörg an I created a new RIA Template and sample application for enterprise applications based on Silverlight 3 and the Silverlight Toolkit. This Visual Studio template and sample application provides a basic structure with sample code for an Enterprise RIA. The intention of providing this was to show...
  • Blog Post: Physics, Silverlight and Visualization…Update!

    Due to quite some unexpected demand for the sources of the knowledge management showcase published in this blogpost even now almost 2 years after the initial post I took some short time and updated the solution. So now should at least rudimentary work with Silverlight 2 and 3 Beta. Unfortunately I had...
  • Blog Post: Attaining IE8 Site Compatibility - Short Reference

    Ok, once again some information regarding the new IE8. This product is occupying me quite a bit however I think it is important to tell the story about better W3C standards compliance and new compelling and easy to develop extensibility and what that means to users and site owners. Especially standards...
  • Blog Post: Do A Gadget With Silverlight And The Award could be yours

    This time just a short announcement and no broad epic technical essay as usual. The announcement is about the Silverlight Gadget Award for all those who are developing cool and innovative Vista Sidebar Gadgets and want to introduce this to a even broader audience than just the people visiting the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Beta2 - The RIA Slice

    The Internet Explorer Beta 2 was released yesterday introducing quite some new features about which you already probably read in one of the various like the IE8 Homepage or the announcement on the official IE Blog . However there may be a feature that isn't mentioned too often which is the fact that...
  • Blog Post: Some Reflections About Software Plus Services

    Yesterday I held a high level session about S+S at the Basta conference in Frankfurt. After the session I asked some attendees about if the concept (I don't use the term strategy on purpose) became clear. Unfortunately the feedback was mixed. One response I got was even that S+S is not really something...
  • Blog Post: Physics, Silverlight and Visualization...How Businesses Can Benefit!

    Recently we had an engagement at a cutomer with a department responsible for knowledge management. They were looking for a way to visualize some of their knowledge data in a intuitive way and make content related to that data acessible to all relevant people in that company. The underlying data model...
  • Blog Post: Faster Or Richer - What Determines Success For Web 2.0 Platforms

    It is not always clear what makes the success of a platform. This is even more true for Web 2.0 platforms build around social networking and community content. Well the success metric is the number of users that are using the platform but what does users really attract to the platform? One important...
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