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  • Blog Post: Innovation Days, November 2008

    We are about to announce our next ISV Innovation Day road show across Australia scheduled for the end of November 2008.  The main theme this year is Software plus Services , which I’m sure won’t surprise many of you.  We’ll be using content from the Professional Developers Conference (PDC)...
  • Blog Post: Amnesia have Surfaced

    I'm jealous and delighted that Amnesia took delivery of Australia’s first two Microsoft Surface tables. Hopefully they'll find their way to TechEd. Nice one guys... and by the way, where's my invite?
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie on Microsoft's Play for Rich Internet Applications

    Our Scott Guthrie (who heads up the Silverlight development team) was interviewd by Knowledge@Wharton . Visit the site to download/play the audio. Questions from Knowledge@Wharton include: Microsoft just launched the first beta of Silverlight 2. Why is this important? What's Microsoft's revenue model...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Centre in Silverlight

    One of the first Silverlight-enabled development centres for Visual Studio 2008 has been launched. Some of the features include: Animated landing page that highlights some of the features of each of the Visual Studio 2008 Express products Interactive menus to explore by interest and by product sections...
  • Blog Post: ReMix Australia 2008

    Details on ReMix Australia have been announced. The details are: 1 day in 2 cities 20 th May in Sydney 22 nd May in Melbourne Opening Keynote followed by 2 streams (technical track is owned by Michael Kordahi and the creative track is owned by ShaneMo so give them your feedback on what you need) Tickets...
  • Blog Post: How XAML Transforms the collaboration between designers and developers in WPF

    Great software requires collaboration between developers and designers. In this white paper , learn how Microsoft’s new user interface platform, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), emphasizes the collaboration between designers and developers. Revolutionizing software design in the process. To access...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight to power Jackass 2.5

    Later this month, Blockbuster will premiere the first full-length feature film, Jackass 2.5 , directly to online audiences on Windows and Mac using Microsoft Silverlight . The movie will be free, for anyone in the US, 17 or older, courtesy of Blockbuster at www.blockbuster.jackassworld.com beginning...
  • Blog Post: Happy Applications

    Our very own RIA Evangelist, Scott Barnes , talks about some of his ideas on how UX could be different tomorrow... what if applications reacted to your emotional state and had a focus on cheering you up should you be angry? Or look to ensure you are kept focused should you be in a goofy mood? http:/...
  • Blog Post: Popfly for Business

    John's post on Popfly seems to have popped up a lot in the Microsoft blogsphere recently. There's a great example on how Popfly could be used in the retail space with the "Gift-o-Matic"... I thought I was pretty familiar with what it could do after a few of Nick Hodge's demos... but this is cool (discounting...
  • Blog Post: When, How and Why Move to Silverlight?

    I enjoyed reading Denny's post on the "Question of When, How and Why to Move to Silverlight" . 3 of my favourite excerpts: "If you have a hammer, then everything looks like a nail." Don't Fall Into the "Version 3" Trap Denny's answer to this question: "Why should I consider going with Silverlight when...
  • Blog Post: Expression Silverlight Designer Training

    Our User eXperience "bloke", Shane Morris (who is part of our Evangelist team) is promoting Expression and Silverlight training for Designers. Training is held in either Sydney (13-14 Dec) or Melbourne (17-18 Dec) via New Horizons and Alpha Computer Consultants . Sydney is looking pretty full and there...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide

    David Tesar has posted a new whitepaper for any organisation wanting to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Silverlight in their environment. This Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide includes installation switches, update behavior, value proposition on why to deploy, group policy files and instructions...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight RC2

    Tim blogs Silverlight RC2 almost with us! Also click here to see more examples built in Silverlight... Technorati Tags: Silverlight
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Experience DVD

    As part of the new Web solutions pages up on the Partner Portal , you can request a Microsoft Web Experience Stack DVD . This is a great resource which is proving to be really popular as it allows you to really test drive our new platform, push it's limits, learn about our new products and see how it...
  • Blog Post: Web Partner Resources Now Online

    There is some new content on the worldwide Microsoft Partner Portal for Web Partners, built in Silverlight, which highlights the resources available to you. It addresses the different audience types - IT Generalists , Custom Development Companies and Agencies . Click here to take a look at let us know...
  • Blog Post: 50 Silverlight Applications

    Tim Sneath has posted 50 Silverlight Applications from Digger to a Comic Book Viewer to a XPS Viewer. It's just the start... if you have a Silverlight App to share, please let us know! Head over to http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/07/07/from... to learn more.
  • Blog Post: Australia WPF and Silverlight Training via Readify

    Tim Sneath has announced some WPF and Silverlight training at a place near you. Check his blog out for other international locations. 3 venues are planned for Australia via Readify : Sydney: July 30th-August 1st Silverlight (Readify) Melbourne: August 20th-22nd Silverlight (Readify) Brisbane: August...
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