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  • Blog Post: Loving the South African Developer Community

    I just got back from South Africa and I am happy to report that the .NET Developer community is very strong there.    User's Group Meetings in in Johannesburg and Cape Town User group meeting in Johannesburg  - thanks for setting this up Craig Nicholson ..  I had a great time...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced Mix08 Videos Posted

    We recently finished the post product work required to get enhanced videos posted.  The videos not only include slides\demos, but also include a separate video stream of the speaker  so you get a deeper experience.   Mix08 Session Overview: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch...
  • Blog Post: A Start at Test Driven Development with Silverlight 2

    As you likely heard, we have released the source code for all of the Silverlight controls as well as almost 2,000 of our own unit tests.  Included with in this is a jewel... A unit testing framework for Silverlight.  It is very powerful to have this feature so early in the develop of a new...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Developer Poster

    At Mix08, the Silverlight 2 Poster was a hot item given out in many of the session.   If you didn't get yours or if you couldn't make it, you can feel free to download and print your own! [ JPG version 5.8MB] [ PNG version 6.5MB]  [ TIF Version 19.9 MB] Also, note that Joe did a very cool...
  • Blog Post: Single source code base for Silverlight and WPF solutions

    At Mix08 , several people asked me about the possibility of creating a single source base for both WPF and Silverlight.  The scenario folks had in mind was to provide a reach solution with Silverlight that hits *ALL* possible users while also offering a really rich solutions for some users on full...
  • Blog Post: Cool Silverlight Momentum Video Posted

    If you watched the Mix keynote , I am sure you saw the very cool Silverlight Momentum video that shows off a lot of the cool apps we have already seen in Silverlight.  In case you missed it, here it is: [ Mobile ] [ Progressive download ] [ streaming ] [ 4M CBR ] [ 720p ] [ 640x360 ]
  • Blog Post: Mix 08 Sessions Published

    The great folks here running Mix have done a excellent job getting the videos for the Mix session up already!  Check them out at :  http://sessions.visitmix.com/     Check out my session on Building an Ajax Application from scratch ..   It was an all demo, no slides sort...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and WPF Control Developer Huddle at Mix08

    I just  ran into Ted Glaza from Ajax Control toolkit and Silverlight Controls fame and he is getting some of the control developers together (3rd parties, Microsoft as well as in house) to talk about building controls for WPF and Silverlight.  We will have some folks there are are building...
  • Blog Post: Mix08 Session Overview: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

    I am really looking forward to my Mix08 session this year... It is going to be fun to building an Ajax application from scratch on stage with VS2008 and ASP.NET 3.5. Update (3/15) : I made a few tweaks based on comments to this post. thanks! Update (3/07): The session video is now posted . There is even...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Installing Silverlight 2 Beta

    Walking around Mix08 today I had a chance to help a few people with some install issues.  In some cases the installer was asking for VS 2008 media and in other cases it was refusing to install.  Luckily, Bradley Bartz from the Visual Web Developer team was around to help folks.  He drilled...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Controls

    As ScottGu announced in the Mix08 keynote today, we now have a full, rich set of controls built in to Silverlight 2. Kathy Kam recently created a very cool control viewer to show off all the great built in controls . Oh, and don't forget about the really rich set of controls produced by our...
  • Blog Post: asp:MediaPlayer and asp:Silverlight controls update

    As I am sure you have heard, we just published the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 .  In addition to all the other cool stuff in Silverlight 2, we have included the ASP.NET support for Silverlight...   Just install Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 to check this out. ...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Preview 2

    A few weeks ago, ScottGu blogged about the ASP.NET MVC Framework roadmap ...    I am happy to announce that we have taken the next step on that roadmap with the availability of the ASP.NET MVC Framework update.  ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 The ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 release contains the...
  • Blog Post: Mix 08 Schedule Picks

    I know there are quite a few folks on there way to Vegas right now for Mix08 ...   I thought I'd thumb through the session list and give you my picks for some cool Mix 08 session.    Even you could not make it to Mix this year, we will be streaming EVERY SESSION ~24 hours after...
  • Blog Post: Heading RTP in North Carolina...

    In April I will be going to see some family in North Carolina and I thought I'd take the opportunity to speak at the local user group there.   On April 9th, I will be speaking at the Triangle .NET User Group in Raleigh, NC...  Here is what I planned to cover..  Sort of think of it...
  • Blog Post: Mix08 -- Almost sold out...

    I just head that we are very close to selling out Mix08, so if you want to be there for all the action, now is the time! Check out http://visitmix.com/2008/default.aspx for all the details... But a few cool things we are doing this year... 1. Lots more sessions from 3rd parties... Yes, I know you like...
  • Blog Post: Cool new WPF application: Cayra Mindmapping tool Free!

    Check out this cool new new mind mapping tool that uses some of the great layout and graphics capabilities of WPF. http://cayra.net/ Here is a mindmap of Mix I created to test it out.. Fun stuff!
  • Blog Post: Mix is Back!

    Mix 08 is back in Vegas... I am very excited about getting together for the 3rd year in a row to drill in with developers, designers and business decision makers to talk about the web and where, together we want to take it. Sign up today to be part of this conversation! We are talking now about...
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