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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: Line of Business Silverlight Apps that Rock

    Silverlight , Microsoft’s plug-in for delivering cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and experiences has been out for a while now.  The first, JavaScript-only version was released at Microsoft’s MIX07 conference in May of 2007.  Subsequently, Silverlight 2 (the first .NET-enabled...
  • 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: 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: A discussion on user experience in software

    In mid-June of this year, I had the privilege to participate in a great discussion on the role of user experience in software today. The discussion was a podcast for the Canadian IT Managers blog with my colleague Ruth Morton and Danny Riddell, President of San Francisco-based Metaliq . The podcast...
  • 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: My First TorCHI Meeting

    I went to my first TorCHI meeting at Autodesk Toronto office last night. I was also my first time driving to Toronto downtown. Although the driving was a little challenging, the presentation was worth the adventure. The presentation titled "Unnatural User Interfaces" is by Gordon Kurtenbach, director...
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