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  • Blog Post: Oh yeah, it’s on: welcome to the party, Windows Phone 7 Series.

        Today marks a sea change in Microsoft’s mobile device strategy and how we are going to market in the smartphone space.  This change is fundamental rather than incremental; we have completely re-written the book on how a Windows Phone looks, behaves and interacts with a user. ...
  • Blog Post: Wait, that’s a Windows Phone?!?

    Yesterday was a pretty big day for Microsoft and one that I had been anticipating for a long while. At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, we finally unveiled to the world what our next generation of Windows Phones will look and act like – we introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating...
  • Blog Post: Heralding in the Immersive Online Olympic Experience in Canada

    Today represents a very important day for our country – the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be witness to some incredible athleticism and stories with the world united through sport. I can remember vividly watching previous Olympic Games in front of...
  • Blog Post: A New Year and A New Beginning

    Happy 2010 everyone! I wish all of you a healthy, joyful, and successful new year. 2009 has been a year of pursuing my dreams both personally and professionally. On the personal side, I had a fairytale wedding in my hometown in China. The wedding was a true mix of Eastern and Western cultures. On the...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 and Call for Content

    It’s not too early to think about MIX and MIX10 has a great theme – A Designer/Developer Love Fest for the Web. I’m expecting great sessions around the best practices of how designers and developers can work together creating innovative web solutions. With returning keynote speakers like Bill Buxton...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Beta Overview

    It was just 5 months ago we shipped Silverlight 3. Last week at PDC , Silverlight 4 Beta was introduced. The rapid release cycle allows the team to act quickly based on developers feedback and to keep pushing Silverlight to be the best platform for delivering rich interactive and media content on the...
  • Blog Post: Experience Office 2010 Beta

    At PDC ’s keynote yesterday, the general availability of Office 2010 Beta was announced. Everyone can try out this Beta for free. This is a comprehensive Beta set which not only includes Office the software but also Office Web Apps and Office Mobile. Even the companion Office website had a brand new...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 is Here!

    Today is the day! As I’m waking up on the west cost this morning, the celebration of the worldwide availability of Windows 7 has long started from Tokyo, Munich, London, Beijing, Paris, Dubai, New York, and our own Toronto office. I thought to gather some Windows 7 launch related facts and resources...
  • Blog Post: Introducing WebsiteSpark

    Crosspost from Developer Connections blog… What is WebsiteSpark? If you run or work at a small web design or development firm, WebsiteSpark might be for you! WebsiteSpark is Microsoft’s new global program who goal is to help small web companies succeed . What do you get with WebsiteSpark? I put together...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 & Server 2008 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

    Hot off the presses!  Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 have hit the RTM Milestone!  From the Windows 7 team blog… I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender...
  • Blog Post: Surface Partner Program Launched!

    Great news for Microsoft partners: during WPC this week, the Surface Partner program was launched. All the Microsoft registered partners now can get access to the Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition through the new QuickStart site. If you are not yet a registered partner, then become one to following...
  • Blog Post: It’s a big day for RIA!

    Today is a landmark launch day for anyone building Rich Internet Applications (also known as RIAs), particularly those that build compelling web-enabled experiences on the Microsoft platform. We launched 2 new product versions today and it’s something all of us at Microsoft are very excited about: ...
  • Blog Post: Search It with Bing

    Bing is the new Microsoft search experience and it’s live now for Canada! I’ve been using it for a while internally as Kumo. There’s already very lively conversation on Twitter about Bing . Some people like it after giving it a try and see the improvements we are making in search experience. Others are...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Expands to Another city in 2009!!

    TechDays 2008 was such a success that we had many comments and feedback that we should expand it to more cities.  Given our goal to support your development with skills growth, connecting you with your peers and experts to share insights and lessons learned, as well as helping your continued learning...
  • Blog Post: Try out Win7 RC Today!

    Window 7 Release Candidate is available for public download today! Throughout our EnergizeIT tour last month, many of you came to the events and shared your thoughts on the user experience, performance, application capability and security of Windows 7 Beta.  This feedback was extremely valuable...
  • Blog Post: Check Out the New Silverlight Blog!

      Hard to keep up with what’s new in Silverlight and Expression? Check out the Silverlight blog with it’s new design! I like the graphics design on the blog because it gives me a playful feeling. After all, learning new technology should be playful and fun. :-) Here’s what you can expect from the...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Day 2: “Return on Experience”

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year. By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience...
  • Blog Post: IE8 and Stories From Home

    There are lots of exciting announcements coming out of MIX in Vegas this week. Today we shipped Internet Explorer 8 . However,  there’s also plenty to celebrate back home around Silverlight and IE8. Check them out! Watching your favorite TV shows online in HD with Silverlight   CTV Globemedia...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Day 1: The “Software” in “Software + Services”

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 Betas Now Available!

    Silverlight 3 Beta Today at the MIX ‘09 conference , we rolled out the beta for Silverlight 3 , the next iteration of our rich internet application platform. Version 3 adds a lot of new features including: Out of Browser Capabilities. Silverlight 3 applications aren’t just confined to the browser. Users...
  • Blog Post: Why I want to try Windows 7 Beta?

    After coming back from a week of professional training at Microsoft headquarter Redmond, I finally got a chance today to watch Steve Ballmer’s Pre-CES Keynote . The public availability of Windows 7 Beta was the big announcement, and starting last Friday, everyone can download the Beta to try out. Of...
  • Blog Post: Now Everyone Can Play with Photosynth!

    Another great thing happened during my vacation last month is the public launch of Photosynth. Now everyone can play with Photosynth and create their own synths. It's one of the Microsoft innovations really caught my attention when I first saw it earlier last year. I've been showing demos to different...
  • Blog Post: UX Improvements in IE8 Beta 2

    Scenario1: when you browse the web for some foreign food, you come across words you don't know. You want to find out what do they mean quickly in your own language. Scenario 2: you'd like to keep up with your friends status on Facebook. Instead of going to Facebook homepage and logging in, is there a...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh is in Canada!

    All my sister blogs ( IT Manager , CanDev , and CanITPro ) have shared the great news that Live Mesh is now available as Technology Preview in Canada without a sign-up wait list. So, you don't have to wait to try out the cool software-plus-service technology. Here's the official description of Live Mesh...
  • Blog Post: Zune is here in Canada!

    Today is very exiting for the Zune team here in Canada. The new family of Zune products (4GB, 8GB, and 80GB) are available in Canada, in stores like Future Shop, Wal-Mart, HMV, Best Buy, and The Source by Circuit City. Zune has everything you expect in a digital media player plus FM radio, wireless sync...
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