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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: Guest Post: MIX09 Inspirations: Back to the Drawing Board

    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: Return on Experience – learning from 3 Keynotes

    I watched three inspiring keynotes this week: two from MIX and Robert Fabricant's Interations’09 keynote . Our guest blogger Robert Burke did a very good job of highlight the MIX keynotes, I want to capture the key things I learned from these keynotes to share with you. Both Deborah Adler and Robert...
  • 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: 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: Guest Post: MIX09 Welcome Swag (includes Sketching UX book!)

    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 Brief History of MIX: Feet on Ground, Eyes on Cloud

    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: <3 Your Web at MIX09

    MIX09 registration is open now! We are going with a funky and modem look. The website gives some highlights on what's new in MIX09: There’s something different in the air at MIX09. Some might call it love - love of the interaction between designers and developers; love of inspiration and innovation...
  • Blog Post: MIX08: A Conference Summary

    MIX08 came and went and I've had a chance to reflect on its impact over the weekend. I have to say that the content really impressed me. Some of the exciting news for me: IE8 is going to surprise a lot of people. I'm looking forward to digging deep into the experience the browser gives me and to really...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - March 6 Summary

    Another great day here in Las Vegas. Some great sessions on a variety of topics today as well as some very good discussions on the state of technology and the web today. Above: Tyler Simpson (left) and Nishant Kothary (right) presenting the session Microsoft Expression Web: From Comp, to CSS, to...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - March 5 Summary

    The first day of MIX08 has come and gone with a lot of interesting news. The keynote was this morning and then a series of breakout sessions, followed by the Attendee Party at TAO. For information on the keynote this morning, please refer to the detailed report provided by Qixing. If you wish to view...
  • 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: MIX08 Announcements

    Keynote with Ray Ozzie, Dean Hachamovitch, and Scott Guthrie has just finished. Wow!! There's so much excitement around connected devices, entertainment, productivity and business and lots of great announcements to digest. I list them below and we'll go in-depth for each major announcement in a future...
  • Blog Post: MIX Keynote and Updates

    MIX08 starts today! There will be a lot of activity at the Venetian this morning as people get prepared to hear the MIX08 keynote with Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie and Dean Hachamovitch. I'll be blogging about it but I will also try to Twitter the important parts. If you use Twitter, feel free to follow...
  • Blog Post: MIX08: The Day Before

    Having arrived in Las Vegas for MIX08 on March 4, I found out a lot was going on already. There was a pre-conference in swing and the playground for MIX was already set up. First off, there were 2 Microsoft Surface tables set up for attendees to play with. I've seen these things in action already...
  • 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: UX Focused Sessions at MIX08

    With only two weeks to go for MIX08 , the conference is sold out again for the third year in a row! We have more than 100 Canadians attending from industry, academia, and community. As I was browsing the this year's sessions , I felt like a little girl in a candy store. It's hard to choose from so many...
  • Blog Post: What's Happening at MIX08? - PartII

    MIX08 is less than 3 weeks! Following my previous post , here's more cool happening at this year's MIX: Dean Hachamovitch to show IE8 at MIX Keynote Dean Hachamovitch, the guy who runs the Internet Explorer team, will be one of our keynoters at MIX. As he promised on the IE Blog , Dean is going to share...
  • Blog Post: What's Happening at MIX?

    It's less than 6 weeks till MIX08. Here is some cool happening: Hear ye, hear ye! MIX08 to debut the first ever MIX UX Track which is 3 days of solid content dedicated to creatives / designers. Lou Carbone, David Armano, Dan Roam, Kim Lenox and others will speak. In conjunction with Adaptive Path, the...
  • Blog Post: Listen to Behind-the-Scenes MIX Stories

    Following my podcast with Ray talking about the MIX experience, here is a great place to get the behind-the-scenes stories on MIX. Enjoy! " The Signal is our new podcast for MIX08. Explore the upcoming PHP and JavaScript development features in the next version of Expression Web with Thomas Lewis and...
  • Blog Post: [Podcast] The MIX Experience

    Hey, fellow designers! MIX08 registration has already open and MIX blings are out. I had a chance to sit down with Ray Winninger last week, who is responsible for the overall experience of MIX. We chatted about the idea behind MIX, the continuous MIX experience, what's in it for designers, and what to...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 - Get ready because it's coming next year!

    Well, it's official. With MIX07 being wildly successful, it has been announced that MIX will be returning in 2008. And yes, it's going to be at The Venetian in Vegas again. Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss it! http://www.visitmix.com/Blogs/News/mark-your-calendar-and-save-the-date-for...
  • Blog Post: MIX is less than a week away!

    Time flies when you are having fun! I can't believe it has been almost two months since I started my UXA journey at Microsoft. Now MIX is less than a week away. I hope to bring as much content/stories as possible from MIX to share with you guys. So, stay tuned! ReMIX winner was announced last week. It...
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