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  • Blog Post: New official Silverlight Blog

    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.  You can use it as a direct conduit to us and the...
  • Blog Post: CBS Chooses Silverlight for March Madness

    As a huge Duke Basketball fan this win is particularly gratifying :)  a few great articles below
  • Blog Post: MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

    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 ever. We will be bringing to market some amazing technology...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

    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 makes it simple to download and install the latest...
  • Blog Post: MSN Germany with Silverlight wins IPTV Award 2008 - coolness

    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 a highly competitive environment, where there are...
  • Blog Post: Give us feedback on Silverlight 2!

      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 so far.
  • Blog Post: >Play 2008

    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!
  • Blog Post: BizSpark is here -- easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

    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, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Toolkit - Already 10k downloads!

    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 , the Product Unit Manager for the Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Are you a Silverlight rockstar? Get a killer job.

    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 Key skills: .Net Framework, C#, Silverlight 2.0, XML Are you interested in working on a project which...
  • Blog Post: Get the early skinny on Silverlight 2

    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 Studio and Expression Studio work together to enable...
  • Blog Post: Halo3 in HD with Silverlight I've been buried in Silverlight fun... but check this out.
  • Blog Post: Silverlight is here!

    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 of the fun, keep your eyes on MIX. Sean Alexander...
  • Blog Post: A new job for me, better products for you

    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 the kinds of information I want; so I figured this...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie debuts in Red vs Blue

    Words can't describe just how cool this is :) And a pretty hot looking "WFP/E" video player to boot -- tell your friends, spread the word! Definitely a great "non-traditional" type of activity. Scott's own post about this
  • Blog Post: Get "WPF/E" onto a Web Page in seconds using ASP.NET AJAX Extenders

    Kudos to the ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit team for creating a killer extender to simplify getting a "WPF/E" control onto a page. I love seeing the agility we have with the toolkit releases. Shawn Burke has all the details
  • Blog Post: "WPF/E" CTP and Expression Studio Announced

    For the past several months I've been spending more and more of my time at work focused on our broader UX story, designers, and our rich media platform. It has been quite a ride, ramping up on parts of the business that I haven't had a lot of famiiarity with but are critical to our Web Platform efforts...
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