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    New official Silverlight Blog

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    earlier this week, as part of MIX09, we launched an official Silverlight team blog.    Subscribe now!  We’ll push out new technical content, videos, and use it as a venue to respond to critical industry events that require our voice. ...
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    Off to MIX

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    MIX is here, I hop on a plane to vegas in 16 hours.  See you there – it is going to be *awesome*
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    CBS Chooses Silverlight for March Madness

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    As a huge Duke Basketball fan this win is particularly gratifying :)  a few great articles below   http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/61563 http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/02/silverlight-to-power-2009-ncaa-march-madness...
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    More IIS7 goodness: Application Request Routing (ARR)

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    Application Request Routing (ARR) v1 released today! The ARR feature is a free IIS7 extension that extends the Web server UI and runtime to: · Achieve high availability and scalability. · Enable elastic scalability for shared hosters. · Dynamically load...
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    MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

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    MIX09 is going to be amazing.  I can’t give away the details, but as the keynote owner for Scott Guthrie (as I have been every year, it’s a glorious job to be the man behind the curtain :)) and I can tell you this year is on track to be the best...
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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

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    I'm going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good :)   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that...
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    MSN Germany with Silverlight wins IPTV Award 2008 - coolness

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    I just heard some great news from Europe: MSN Germany received the “IPTV Award 2008” for technical innovation for their brand new Social Video Mashup MSN ClipClub TV . The solution was built by Axinom , a German Microsoft partner.  In...
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    Give us feedback on Silverlight 2!

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      My team pulled this together, help them pick your brain! Give us feedback on Silverlight 2 We’ve put together a short survey to help us improve our Silverlight features and API. Spend 15 minutes and tell us what is good and bad about Silverlight...
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    Styling a Silverlight Twitter Application with Expression Blend 2

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    We've done some amazing work with Expression Blend 2 for designers and now with the final release of Silverlight 2 you can really see how it all comes together.  I was talking with Celso Gomes and Peter Blois a few weeks ago about how we could demonstrate...
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    >Play 2008

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    I'm speaking at > Play this year.  The show actually started earlier this morning, but heading over in the afternoon.  If you are around, say hello :) Should be a fun one!
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    IIS7 Extensions - URLRewrite and more

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    http://www.iis.net/extensions The team just launched a new redesigned extensions page to make it even easier to find all the great out of band features you can get and install into IIS7.  The newest downloads are URL Rewrite Module , Microsoft Web...
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    How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 for .NET

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    I have been exchanging mail with Bill Konrad about how we can improve the Facebook Developer Toolkit work that we put together. It's been a popular, skunkworks project to help make it easier to target Facebook development using .NET. He put together...
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    BizSpark is here -- easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

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    Today, we announced BizSpark , a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft...
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    MUST SEE: MSNBC Election 2008 Electoral Map

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    If you watch MSNBC and have ever seen Chuck Todd of MSNBC and his Surface applications for predicting the US Presidential Elections and wished you could do the same thing?  Well now you can, with this awesome new application from MSNBC (built with...
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    Silverlight + IIS Smooth Streaming is WOW

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    On Tuesday last week we announced a partnership with Akamai to deliver a solution for some of the most amazing video solution son the Web. Silverlight was designed to provide built-in support for Adaptive Streaming solutions and is fully extensible so...
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    Silverlight Toolkit - Already 10k downloads!

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    We announced this awesome toolkit with the RTM of Silverlight 2 and shipped the first drop at PDC, just a few days ago. Well, we crossed the 10k downloads barrier just after 6pm last night (happy Hhalloween) and are close to 11k this morning. Shawn Burke...
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    Open Source apps on Windows - made easy!

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    Today we launched the new Microsoft.com/Web website for web developers and web professionals. This new site not only aggregates the latest news and advances in the web development community, but it also provides a home for the new Microsoft Web Platform...
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    Are you a Silverlight rockstar? Get a killer job.

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    A great agency in Seattle, ramp group is looking for a rockstar Silverilght developer -- see JD below. Good luck! Silverlight 2 Developer Ramp Group Bellevue, WA www.rampgroup.com Key skills: .Net Framework, C#, Silverlight 2.0, XML...
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    Get the early skinny on Silverlight 2

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    ScottGu has been burning the midnight oil (literally!) to pull together an incredibly detailed tutorial that shows how powerful Silverlight 2 is going to be. Get an early scoop on the features in the soon to be released Beta1, get a feel for how Visual...
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    Halo3 in HD with Silverlight

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    http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx I've been buried in Silverlight fun... but check this out.
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    Help Vinay... It's easy

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    I'm not one to spread causes, but I comment on this one because for two reasons. (if you don't want to wait go to) http://www.helpvinay.org/dp/index.php 1) He is a friend of a very good friend of mine, good enough for me 2) This is a fascinating example...
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    Off To Asia

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    Yes I've been pretty delinquent in posting to the blog lately -- I blame it on too much work... but that's a bad excuse. I'm going to try and be a bit better about it. Anyway, I'm off to Asia tomorrow for REMIX's and a bunch of other meetings and some...
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    Silverlight is here!

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    Ok, so I've been quiet, but I can explain it -- I've been working really really hard on Silverlight and today is our big day! Writing live from NAB, but this is big big big -- read about the details on the links below, and stay tuned, this is only part...
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    Me getting completely destroyed by the "Proop Dog"

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    At VSConnections in Vegas Eileen Rumwell had comedian Greg Proops interview some of us. It was off the cuff and fun. The conversation was about 10 minutes, but this 1 minute short is me getting completely railed. Amusing to say the least. Oh and if...
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    A new job for me, better products for you

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    And hopefully some more time to blog :) This week we re-organized our team so that we could better serve the needs of our internal and external partners and customers. I won't bore you with the details but it has a pretty major impact on what I do and...
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