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  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008

    I know - the last one only just came out yesterday. I'll blame the spam legislation :-) Here is this weeks - should be in your mail box Friday or early next week. Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 1.0 is out! The final release of Silverlight was announced a couple of weeks ago...
  • Blog Post: Ask the experts

    The ask the experts evening went off. I have been going to Tech Ed for a few years now and I don't think I've seen delegates as engaged with experts as I did last night. Those of you who stuck around to talk to the speakers - they enjoyed it. As I previously mentioned , many of them are looking to talk...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Gadget - with New Zealand (and Australian) content

    In my email this morning I got a message that Jay "No Blog" Templeton and the team from Mabode have just launched the Microsoft Australia and New Zealand TechNet Gadget. The gadget allows you to select a bunch of feeds to have rotated through the gadget at intervals. It also includes a ticker of alerts...
  • Blog Post: Wanted - a Video Player sidebar gadget

    I was just considering watching a videocast that I'd downloaded but I've got other things to do and don't want to devote myself to just watching the video. On my computer I've got the sidebar set to always on top (I've got a 20" wide screen monitor, so no great loss of space). What I'd love to be...
  • Blog Post: Background Motion - now live!

    Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i's and crossing t's in order to get BackgroundMotion up and running. This has meant getting a solid hosting solution up (thanks to ZeroOne for pitching in!) as well as ensuring things like the terms of use and such things are in place...
  • Blog Post: Trade Me Launches Vista Gadget

    Good news from Rowans Blog . The TradeMe gadget is one of several New Zealand gadgets that have been incubated. This gadget is for people selling stuff on TradeMe - if you sell stuff on TradeMe, this is a great way to keep up to date with what your goods are up to and what value has been placed on them...
  • Blog Post: Powershell gadget and using WCS in the sidebar

    Last night the guys from Mindscape unleashed their powershell gadget onto the world. This very cool gadget allows you to enter powershell commands into a gadget rather than having a powershell window running full time in the background. The guys have actually hooked up their sound system to a system...
  • Blog Post: More NZ Sidebar Gadgets

    There is lots of activity in the Windows Vista Sidebar gadget space here in New Zealand. There are a heap of significant organizations here that are working on gadgets right now that will be revealed in the next few weeks. For the moment though I want to highlight the astonishing gadget development effort...
  • Blog Post: Sidebar Gadgets - getting started made easy

    We've got some great New Zealand gadgets up on the Microsoft NZ website now including ones from DigiRama, TrafficWatch, NZ Herald, ASB, and TVNZ (my personal favorite). These are all listed on here . If you've been thinking about writing a side bar gadget (and you are not the only one) there are a...
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