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  • Blog Post: From Worst to First (A perspective on Cloud Computing @ MSFT)

    A recent survey found that Microsoft ranked first in Web 2.0 for Developers. Specifically it focused on things like Web Services, API's, ease of use, and how much money one can make. Unfortunately last year we ranked last, but with all the new items coming out, we are certainly giving it a turnaround...
  • Blog Post: Chad and Doug Roadshow coming to Atlanta

    Due to many requests coming, Doug Turnure and I will be bringing our Next Web Roadshow to Atlanta in October. What's NextWeb? Silverlight, ASP.Net AJAX futures, Silverlight/WebServices, and Virtual Earth! Just hit the registration link below and sign up. Space is limited, and I think we will have a lot...
  • Blog Post: Weather Channel launches updates to Virtual Earth Radar

    The Weather Channel just released an update to their Virtual Earth based radar control. You can now use Virtual Earth's address lookup feature to access your local weather. I dont mean local as in city wide, I mean local as in your house's personal weather! The Weather Channel has combined their computer...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.1 VirtualEarth Viewer - by Greg Schecter

    Silverlight 1.1 VirtualEarth Viewer Greg Schecter has released up to the Silverlight gallery a great new control that will allow you to use Virtual Earth inside of a Silverlight control. Greg notes in his BLOG entry that the URL's used to obtain the tiles are NOT guaranteed to work as they are not...
  • Blog Post: Chad and Doug MSDN Roadshow

    Doug Turnure, Developer Evangelist, and I will be hitting the road in the Georgia and Alabama this month. What's the topic this time? Silverlight and the Next Web Technolgies. Exciting things like AJAX futures, Silverlight/WebServices, and Virtual Earth! Come out and see us. Actually I am doing the same...
  • Blog Post: Brian and Chad MSDN Roadshow

    Brian Hitney, Developer Evangelist, and I will be hitting the road in the Carolinas. What's the topic this time? Silverlight and the Next Web Technolgies. Exciting things like AJAX futures, Silverlight/WebServices, and Virtual Earth! Come out and see us. REGISTER! ...
  • Blog Post: Search client for Windows Mobile

    Its been a long time since my last post, but I thought I would update everyone on a very great tool that I just used on my trip to Alaska. It is an incredibly well designed smart client tool that connects to the internet and delivers comprehensive search results on traffic, locations, phone numbers,...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Games built on Virtual Earth

    Ok, so my favorite two technologies just came together with one of my favorite hobbies. Andy Beaulieu has put together a game built on Virtual Earth and Silverlight. Essentially you can fight aliens over your house or favorite landmark using Virtual Earth's Birds-Eye imagery. Fortunately he has provided...
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