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Musings from David Chou - Architect, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Crowdsourcing Discussion at Caltech | June 11, 2011

    Crowdsourcing, as a method of leveraging the massive pool of online users as resources, has become a viable set of techniques, tools, and marketplaces for organizations and entrepreneurs to drive innovation and generate value. It is applied effectively in a variety of explicit/implicit, and systematic...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-optimized architecture and Advanced Telemetry

    One of the projects I had the privilege of working with this past year, is the Windows Azure platform implementation at Advanced Telemetry. Advanced Telemetry offers an extensible, remote, energy-monitoring-and-control software framework suitable for a number of use case scenarios. One of their current...
  • Blog Post: Dolly Parton and IE8 Web Slices

    Yes, it really is Dolly Parton, one of the most honored country performers of all time! In conjunction with the international release of her new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based IE8 web slice to her web site, www.dollypartonmusic.net . Dolly has even created a video about...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Photosynth at Stargate Universe

    MGM and Microsoft partnered to build an application intended to give old and new fans of Stargate a first look at the main location of the new Stargate Universe show, an ancient starship called the Destiny. The sets for the Destiny are amongst the most sophisticated ever built for a TV show, accurately...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Live Messenger at Photobucket

    Photobucket has collaborated with Microsoft to build Photobucket Visual Search ( http://photobucket.com/visualsearch ), making use of Silverlight, Windows Live Services and Photobucket's Open API platform. Photobucket Visual Search uses Silverlight to provide a rich and entertaining search experience...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Database Engine for Silverlight Applications

    So far, rich Internet applications (RIA) don’t have to be concerned with data management on the client side, as most connected implementations are designed to be simply a visualization and interaction layer to data and services on the server side. In these cases, data is retrieved from the server as...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Bing Maps at Grubb & Ellis

    Today is a time in history where there are more economic factors disrupting the real estate market and operations than ever before. To mitigate this trend and ensure real estate and financial professionals have all the information necessary to make critical decisions, more and more data is being provided...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at the 2009 CMA Music Festival

    Microsoft and the Country Music Association are partnering on bridging the cultural divide between the country music world and the world of technology, this week at the 2009 Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival. Microsoft will be showcasing cutting edge technology few outside the tech industry...
  • Blog Post: LineRider with Silverlight 2 and Windows Live Services

    Last week InXile Entertainment launched a new version of the Line Rider game, built using Silverlight 2, and integrated Windows Live services (ID and Messenger). This is one of the projects me and my Microsoft team were directly involved with, by partnering with InXile Entertainment and Cynergy Systems...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight at Break.com

    Break.com , a popular online video destination (August 2007 stats were approximately 500M video clips, 17M unique users/month, and 1.3M unique users/day who consume 15M videos/day), best characterized as a channel catered to guys aged 18-35, worked with BLITZ agency to launch a "spatial search"...
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