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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: Expression Resource for Designers

    In the last Silverlight User Group meeting, someone asked me about Expression and Silverlight resources for designers. Here’s a list of resources that my friend Arturo Toledo at Expression marketing team provided. expression.microsoft.com – Expression Community Site with all sorts of resources ...
  • 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: Morten's Expression Web 2 Learning Resource

    We've introduced Morten Rand-Hendriksen couple of times in this blog and followed his amazing journey from learning Expression Web to a Expression Web expert. Recently, he published his first book titled " Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 2 in 24 Hours " and his article on " How to create...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Social

    Today we released social bookmaking capabilities for there major Microsoft resource sites: MSDN (targeted at developers), TechNet (targeted at IT Professionals), and our own Expression Community site . I checked out the Expression site and made my own "social footprint." I like the social networking...
  • Blog Post: Expression Resource

    Lately, I received several requests from both designers and UX professors about training on Expression Studio, which can help them jump start with the tools. There are so many different online training out there, so it's hard to figure out where to get started. I've looked through the training focusing...
  • Blog Post: The Expression Professional Subscription is now live

    In a previous post , I mentioned that Microsoft was bringing out the new Expression Professional Subscription to help designers build great experiences in WPF and Silverlight. The Subscription is now live and can be purchased. The site can be found here . Again, the benefits of the subscription...
  • Blog Post: Hook up with Parallels

    Paul and Qixing have been talking about Expression 2 and the Expression Professional Subscription . I have been running Expression on my MacBook Pro since I arrived at Microsoft Canada in Parallels or with Bootcamp . It's been great having access to both platform, particularly for testing CSS and cross...
  • 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 Keynote Technology Downloads

    Tim Sneath has a great summary of links the technologies we announced at the MIX08 keynote this morning. If you're interested in playing with these technologies (including IE8, Silverlight 2, Expression 2 and ASP.NET MVC), you'll want to see his post. Paul Technorati Tags: Canadian MIXers , MIX08
  • Blog Post: Expression Around the Clock is Tomorrow

    The Expression Around the Clock event we've been talking about is tomorrow. Since it's global event and around the clock, later tonight the event will kick off in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm super excited about our Toronto event tomorrow. It's the first large designer oriented event we are hosting. I...
  • Blog Post: Expression Around the Clock

    As we are kicking off the fall season at Microsoft, we have an exciting global design event, called "Expression Around the Clock" planed for Thursday, October 4. That's right! Expression Around the Clock: the whole event is within 24 hours covering 10 countries. We starts off at Auckland, New Zealand...
  • Blog Post: Help improve Expression Web

    The Expression Web team is conducting a survey on hosting and publishing to learn more about how web professionals publish and host websites. The survey is anonymous and does not collect any personal information. All feedback is used to help improve future versions of Expression Web. The survey...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Resources

    Cross posted at http://davidcrow.ca/article/1637/silverlight-resources I’m about to start building my first Silverlight project. Qixing and I have started compiling a list of publicly available Silverlight materials. I have a couple of hurdles get over in building this application. I find the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Experience Expression Tour Part II: FAQ and Answers

    In my last post, I gave an overview of the tour . In this post Paul and I will list the frequently asked questions during the tour and provide our answers. How do the tools in Expression Studio work together? How can Expression Studio support the workflow between designers and developers? ...
  • Blog Post: Experience Expression Tour Part II: FAQ

    In my last post, I gave an overview of the tour . In this post, Paul and I will list the frequently asked questions during the tour and provide our answers. How do the tools in Expression Studio work together? How can Expression Studio support the workflow between designers and developers? ...
  • Blog Post: Experience Expression Tour Part I: Overview

    WooHoo! David , Rini, Paul and I just finished our first Expression tour, Experience Expression , in Canada. We went through 3 cities (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) in 3 days. Since this is a awareness tour, many of the designers and bloggers haven't seen Expression before. It was exciting to show...
  • Blog Post: Experience Expression Tour Part I: Overview

    WooHoo! David , Rini, Paul and I just finished our first Expression tour, Experience Expression , in Canada. We went through 3 cities (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) in 3 days. Since this is a awareness tour, many of the designers and bloggers haven't seen Expression before. It was exciting to show...
  • Blog Post: WPF/Silverlight and Expression Resource Part II

    There are so many great resources on WPF/Silverlight and Expression Studio available after MIX. It's time to do a part II of the resource listing continuing on the previous WPF and Expression Resource post. Getting Started Microsoft Silverlight Homepage Silverlight.net : a more community-oriented site...
  • 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: Expression Web joins MSDN subscription family

    I’m very happy to tell everyone that Expression Web is now available to MSDN premium subscribers. Expression Blend will become available as well once the product ships in Q2 2007. Several people asked about this on Monday night when I was attending the TechNet chalk talk on Microsoft Application Platform...
  • Blog Post: Do you know about MIX07?

    "On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed ." Do you know about Microsoft's MIX conference...
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