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  • 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: A New Look for MSDN

    With the announcement of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 availability couple of weeks ago, you probably notice the different look on MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). Although the site’s main audience has been developers, recently I’ve found more designers are visiting the site to get knowledge on Silverlight...
  • 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: The Art of SEO and IIS

    If you develop/design public websites for your customers, you likely already know first-hand how important a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy is to its success. Generating traffic to a website is hard and is downright impossible to do well without making it easy for internet search engines...
  • 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: A Developer's View on a Design Conference

    Last weekend during Interaction'09 conference , I noticed there were quite a few developers in the heavily concentrated interaction designers conference. I was curious to find out what were their experience at the conference and why they chose this conference. Is it like a designer attending a developer...
  • Blog Post: Bringing UX to Developers - .NET Users Group Presentation

    I had the opportunity to present at the Metro Toronto .NET User Group last Wednesday. Even it was the first snow of the winter in GTA, but there were still more than 40 people showed up to listen to my talk on "Building for People: 5 Practical Tips for Creating Great User Experience." I was...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise 2.0 – Midori + SharePoint

    My good friends Gene , Jess and team at nForm have finally demonstrated their awesome new project management applicaiton Midori . Midori is built on top of Sharepoint. And uses a completely custom layout engine. Part of Midori is an engine that gives us complete control over SharePoint's interface and...
  • 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: CodeCamp: Integrating Silverlight into Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007

    The good folks at Non~Linear Creations informed me of this fantastic opportunity to learn how to integrate Silverlight into MOSS 2007. If you're going to be in the Greater Toronto Area on March 1, 2008 and have some spare time, you should think about registering for the Toronto Code Camp and attend their...
  • 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: 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: 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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