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  • Blog Post: Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at MIX

    One of my favorite annual conferences is back again this year in Las Vegas. Yes, despite the fabulous location and the plethora of distractions it provides. ;) Join the conversation at MIX – see the latest tools and technologies and draw inspiration from a professional community of your peers and experts...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | November 2009 Series | Online Webcasts

    November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Tim Heuer Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 FireStarter | Thursday 2009.09.17 | Redmond, WA or Online

    The FREE Silverlight 3 Firestarter sessions in Redmond, WA and available as online webcasts on Thursday September 17th include a keynote from Scott Guthrie and presentations from Tim Heuer, Brad Abrams, Karl Shifflett and other Microsoft community leaders. You'll learn what's new and noteworthy in the...
  • 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 3 Released!

    Silverlight 3 is officially released into production today! Silverlight has come a long way in the short time since its V1 launch in September 2007 and V2 release in October 2008. Each version brought very significant enhancements to the platform. My earlier post on the Silverlight 3 Beta has details...
  • 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: Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service Available Via Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming

    On July 7th, 10AM PT/1PM ET, Microsoft will be broadcasting the Michael Jackson memorial, live in HD from the Staples Center in Los Angeles using Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming (the technologies used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 NCAA March Madness, Netflix, etc.). And this event will be...
  • 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: Architect Council | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

    “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Beta

    You may have already heard about the many announcements made at Microsoft’s MIX09 conference this week in Las Vegas. One of the major announcements is the Beta availability of Silverlight 3 (and it does look like three’s the charm). Customer adoption to date Scott Guthrie during his keynote at...
  • Blog Post: Event – Silverlight 2.0 Hands on Labs in Irvine, CA on Jan. 15

    Join us for a new type of developer event - MSDN Unleashed is coming to SoCal! This special installment consists of hands on labs, with a preconfigured computer set up for use for each attendee.  The topic for this session is Silverlight 2.0.  These labs were written by experts from our Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Event – XamlFest on January 14 & 15, 2009 at Irvine, California

    Are you interested about WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) but concerned about the learning curve?  Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started?  Or are you curious about how tools like Visual Studio and Expression Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver...
  • Blog Post: Olympics on Silverlight

    08.08.08 - after 7 years of preparation and anticipation, the XXIX Olympiad has finally opened in Beijing. What a spectacular opening ceremony it was. And such breathtaking architectures of the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium and "Water Cube" Aquatics Center . It's hard even just to...
  • 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 2 Now Full Public Beta

    Silverlight 2 Beta2 was released last week. This is the major milestone that supports a commercial go-live license, which means the platform is considered stable and robust enough to support mission critical applications. Microsoft Silverlight 2 view presentation (tags: microsoft silverlight software...
  • 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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