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  • Blog Post: Have you heard of Expression Web?

      Are you a website designer or developer either as a profession or even as a hobby?  If you are, then you may want to attend a free webcast coming up on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2PM ET (11AM PT) where we overview the features of Expression Web 3, Microsoft’s latest website design tool....
  • 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: 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: Designers are Evangelists

    Do you think designers are evangelists? Outside of the religion context, an evangelist “is a person who enthusiastically promotes or supports something” according to Wikipedia. Based on this definition, we designers are obviously User Experience evangelists. The slide below is from the training that...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Aaron Woo from Windows Mobile Team

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Surya Vanka

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Allison Gallant from XDR

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • 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: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Lada Gorlenko

    There are about 750 UX designers and researchers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. During...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Ruth Kikin-Gil

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  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Cinthya Urasaki

    There are about 500 designers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. Therefore, I used my spared...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] Microsoft Designer: Jeffrey Dunn

    There are about 500 designers working at Microsoft. People in the UX community are often very surprised to hear about it. I think part of it is we haven't given our designers enough opportunities to talk about what they do and what's it like to work as designers at Microsoft. Therefore, I used my spared...
  • Blog Post: The Expression Professional Subscription

    As Qixing mentioned in the previous post , Expression 2 is now live and available for trial download. One of the cool new things that is being introduced with Expression 2 is the Expression Professional Subscription , starting in June 2008. If you are a designer, developer or wear both hats, this...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - Canada Represents!

    Well, the days have given way to hours with respect to the countdown to this year's edition of MIX, which kicks off on March 5 in Las Vegas. If you're not familiar with the MIX conference, it's an annual event that Microsoft has hosted to celebrate web development, design and user experience as well...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Designer-Developer Workflow Story from eMedia

    Last month Tudor Whiteley (in black, Designer ) and Chris Asselin (in white, Developer) from eMedia participated in the Artists in Residency training for Silverlight and Expression Studio at our headquarter - Redmond. It's an intense 10-day training program with first 2 days in a lecture style learning...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Partner Quickstart Portal - Get Up and Running with Windows Live

    Windows Live Services are web-based services available to you for integration into your solutions today. Each facet of the Windows Live product line has simple terms of use (and unless you have usage volumes that are very, very high, it's all free), SDKs and APIs to integrate the services into your applications...
  • Blog Post: What does it take be a UX designer?

    I went to the season kick-off of Waterloo User Experience Group meeting last night. The session is called "UX ChitChat" - cute! One topic we chitchatted was what takes someone to be a UX designer? This is a popular question and have been asked by people not only try to get into the field but also asked...
  • Blog Post: EnergizeIT 2007 - Wow.

    (Photo Courtesy of Rodney Buike) Well, EnergizeIT 2007 is done, and it was an amazing conference. As Qixing mentioned earlier , it was a great experience for us. It was great to meet a number of you as well (for example, Anthony, Tom and Abhijit) and I loved the feedback you provided on the spot....
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 Innovations Briefings - Content Available!

    As promised in the Vancouver stop of the Web 2.0 Innovations Briefings we are doing across the country, we have (finally!) provided a link to the slide content. You can find the material here: http://www.canitpro.ca/canux/slides/RIABriefing.ppt I want to thank everyone who has attended these briefings...
  • Blog Post: User Experience summed up

    Mark Relph , our team lead, found this nugget of wisdom on Hugh MacLeod's blog . I agree with him - it sums up our mission and why User Experience and Experience First applications are so very important! I'm actually in the middle of a speaking tour across the country on Rich Interactive Applications...
  • Blog Post: Designers and Developers Working Together!

    One of the most interesting things I want to find out about Expression Studio is how designers and developers can work together creating real world applications using the tools. What will be their work process? Would it be different than the process that they are using now? How can Expression Studio...
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