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August, 2007

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    Demos, Slides and Screenshots from my SecondLife Adventure

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    My SecondLife experience was certainly novel and I learned a lot in the process. Even though some got " voted off " the island, I hope we were able to reach out to some other folks... Clearly this is an experimental thing... Check out the slides , Silverlight...
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    MySilverlightTV on .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2

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    With some help from Harris Chan and Steve Marx I got MySilverlightTV updated to the latest and greatest bits. It now uses the Silverlight 1.0 RC , .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 , VS 2008 Beta2 , ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit and ASP.NET Futures (July 2007)...
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    Visual Studio 2nd Life Speaker Series: Silverlight

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    I can't wait to do my first virtual user's group visit... This should be a blast! I went by there today and they have the place all set up for me... There is going to be a free poster give away (virtual of course) as well as demos of Silverlight (on the...
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    Slides from my Houston TechFest keynote

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    I had a great time today a the Houston TechFest 2007 . My keynote focused on Silverlight, but covered the general .NET developer platform as well.. [ pptx and ppt versions] The talk was very demo focus... By popular audience vote, I did the first set...
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    Ready for Houston TechFest Tomorrow?

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    Well, I got into Houston late last night and now all I have to do is talk to a few customers and fix up my demos for tomorrow’s TechFest 2007 ! This is a FREE event, brought to you by the good folks at the Houston .NET Users group (and their generous...
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    Dojo adds Silverlight support

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    My second favorite Ajax library just added support for Silverlight. From this recent announcement it looks like Dojo is adding support for Silverlight in its 2D vector APIs. That is very cool to see! Dojo 0.9 Final Version Released DojoX high quality...
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    Cool new ASP.NET 3.5 and Silverlight demo application

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    Steve Marx apparently never gets tired of writing video centric web sites... he has done it again and it is very cool. I am impressed with the fact that there is so few lines of code (in fact there is more CSS markup than code).. this is due to the simplicity...
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    The .NET Show on Silverlight

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    Robert Hess has none other than Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander on for his final episode of the .NET Show... While it is sad to be losing the .NET Show, it great to end on such a high note as Silverlight ! The .NET Show: The Final Episode: Silverlight...
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    Some great Ajax and Silverlight videos in Spanish

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    Julio Casal pointed me at the MSGuayaquil (.NET User Group in Ecuador) Silverlight video library . The videos are about several Microsoft technologies, such as ASP.NET Ajax, Silverlight, Expression and Visual Studio Team System. As an added bonus these...
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    New Acropolis Interview posted

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    The good folks over at Virtual TechEd recently posted an interview with the Acropolis folks... Take a look! (Other great interviews are there as well) Welcome to Acropolis Members from the Acropolis Team—Kathy Kam, David Hill, and Scott Morrison—explain...
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    Silverlight Flight Simulator

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    A reader that works for Lufthansa sent me a link to another addictive Silverlight game.. this is a Silverlight based flight "horizon-simulator". Apparently it is more than a game... they plan to use it for one phase of pilot qualifications. Given how...
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    Create your own 100MB of Astoria Data

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    At Mix 07 we announced the Astoria Data Service which offers a REST based access to relational data. At that time we posted several static databases on live.com. Yesterday we enabled anyone to push their own data to http://astoria.mslivelabs.com via an...
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    Devscovery in Redmond, WA and Silicon Valley

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    The good folks at Wintellect are putting on a conference focused on the latest of Microsoft technologies in Redmond and Silicon Valley (both at the Microsoft ft campus). This is a great chance to get some training from industry experts. Devscovery (August...
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