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  • Blog Post: Heading to ReMix Boston

    I am super excited to be headed to Boston in a couple of weeks for ReMix Boston... I have heard from many folks that wish that could have made it to Vegas, but could not... In addition, I know that folks are hungry to see what is new in the web world now that Silverlight 1.0 is launched. I am lucky enough...
  • Blog Post: Cool new ASP.NET 3.5 and Silverlight demo application

    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 that Linq, ASP.NET 3.5 and Silverlight brings...
  • Blog Post: Search engine optimization for Silverlight and Ajax

    Check out your referral logs.. notice a pattern? If your logs are like mine, a HUGE percentage of your hits are coming through a search engine (Google, Yahoo, MSN)... Here is 3 minutes worth of referral logs from my blog... In a world where a good percentage of your content is dynamically created and...
  • Blog Post: Demo code for Mix07 talk: Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

    FYI -- I just posted the demo code for my Mix07 talk ... It uses VS Orcas Beta1 , Silverlight 1.0 Beta and the ASP.NET "Futures" . I'd love to have feedback and comments! MySilverlightTV.zip [24MB] -- Without example videos mySilverlightTV(WithVideos) [93MB] - With example videos (Update:I got...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET "Futures" Release

    I am super excited about the ASP.NET Futures release we did recently. I think it shows off some cool new thinking in the ASP.NET space, for Ajax applications and of course Silverlight support. I demoed much of this stuff as part of my Mix talk , but I wanted to highlight a few here for ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight on the Ireland PodLeaders podcast

    It was my great fortune to meet Tom Raftery at Mix .. I am very excited to be a guest on his PodLeaders podcast . He is taking questions now ... Send in a few easy ones as well as hard questions ;-) thanks!
  • Blog Post: PM Tip #12: Don't waste keystrokes

    Update: See the full list of PM Tips . At Mix I ran into Jeff Atwood who reminded me about a my post on the "Be More Visible" Sham . He also told me I should take a look at Jon Udell's post Too busy to blog? Count your keystrokes [via Jeff's blog ] While I don't think every PM has to be a noteworthy...
  • Blog Post: Mix Session Video -- Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

    I just noticed that they got the video for my Mix talk posted ... Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web It is completely free! You don't have to have been an attendee to see it. Please take a look and let me hear your thoughts and feedback. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Silverlight @ Mix: The Home Games

    I know many of you are following all the excitement here at Mix from home. I am super happy that they already have several of the sessions posted for live streaming or downloading. Here are a few that I think are worth watching first.. Mike Harsh : Deep Dive on Silverlight Media Integration ...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.1 "Airlines" managed code sample published

    Wow -- less than a day after they keynote we have the source code for the "Silverlight airlines" application posted. Check out David Anson blog on it which includes a live link and of course full source code ! Check it out and build your own! I can't wait to see what folks do with this stuff... please...
  • Blog Post: Mix Session Overview -- Silverlight: Creating and Delivering Amazing Video Experiences on the Web

    I had a great time in my Mix session today... there was great buzz in the room. Silverlight download ASP.NET Futures download Live demo site [ Demo Steps ] Update: Video of the the talk Here are a few highlights... I started off talking about the importance of having your site "Look Great...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight on .NET Rocks

    I had a chance to talk to the great folks over at .NET Rocks about a couple of the big Silverlight announcements we did here at the show. Check it out and let me know what you think! Show #233: Brad Abrams Announces Silverlight The whole think is great, but the interview with me starts at about 12:20
  • Blog Post: Mix Sandbox in the Sky and my demo...

    Have you checked out the Mix Sandbox in the Sky yet? It is a free web hoster that has all the cool bits we are talking about here already installed. If you are here at Mix, it allows you to build, install and share YOUR work. If you are following the action from home , you can see what folks are building...
  • Blog Post: O'Reilly Short Cut: Getting Started with Silverlight

    I just ran into one of the editors from O'Reilly in the halls at Mix and he told me that they just published a "Short Cut" on Silverlight. I have not read it yet, but Shawn Wildermuth is very plugged in guy and a proven author so I am sure it is great. Getting Started with Silverlight By Shawn Wildermuth...
  • Blog Post: On my way to Mix....

    I can't wait for Mix to start... Friday we locked down all the bits we are giving out (and it is a LOT of them)... polished some very cool demos and got our hands on the final version of some other cool stuff. You could really feel the buzz growing over in building 42 and building 10! I am very excited...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Show: ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

    A while back Matt , Bertrand and I filmed a .NET Show episode focusing on ASP.NET AJAX . The .NET Show: ASP.NET AJAX Extensions Several kind readers wrote in to suggest some "out-of-context words" for us to skillfully work into the conversation... I am happy to announce the final score.. Matt with a...
  • Blog Post: Orcas Beta1 Success Story

    Wow -- it is great to be done with Orcas Beta1 ... I can't wait to see what the feedback is like... As it would happen, today I had an "Orcas success story"... Steve Marx is helping me with a demo for Mix and we just today moved it over from VS2005+ASP.NET AJAX+Silverlight to Orcas+Silverlight. In...
  • Blog Post: Hello Silverlight!!!

    Having been involved in a few of the notably-mediocre names such as "Windows Presentation Foundation" and "Windows Communication Foundation" and the like, I am very excited that we have landed on a good name for our web client platform... Soma introduced Silverlight on his blog earlier tonight and I...
  • Blog Post: MIX07 Buzzcast #1 - Brad Abrams - ASP.Net AJAX

    Check it out... They just posted the F-I-R-S-T Buzzcast for Mix07 and I got to be part of it! MIX07 Buzzcast #1 - Brad Abrams - ASP.Net AJAX I talk a little about the audience for mix... Designers, Developers and business decision makers ("the boss"). I also allude a little bit to some of the new stuff...
  • Blog Post: Mix07: What do you want to hear?

    Time has come! We need to start the process of picking just 60 breakout sessions for Mix07 . While 90mins*60 sessions is a lot of time (like 3 ½ 24 hour days!), I don't know how we are going to get all the great stuff in there… Live, ASP.NET AJAX (futures!), WPFE, IE, IIS, Expression, Sidebar, Vista...
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