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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: MSDN Flash - What is in Windows Server for developers?

    The last editorial I wrote about Visual Studio 2008's multi-targeting support , however as the Launch coming in February is about Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 I thought I might shed some light on what is coming in Windows Server for developers too. Specifically I want to focus on Web Developers...
  • Blog Post: Into WPF & Silverlight? Local community coming your way!

    There is lots happening in the community and this is great to see. The latest is that Nas Khan is setting up a XAML based user group in Wellington. She's put up a blog post outlining her current thinking. The long and short of it is that she has a few things she'd like feedback on. The group she is considering...
  • Blog Post: If you do nothing else today...

    Watch this screencast . Popfly takes the concept of mashups to the masses. Not only can you create your own mashups without any code, but you can also create your own blocks for others to mash up! This is all based on silverlight , so it gives you a bit of an idea of what you can do with it. ...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed ANZ Web Track - feedback required

    We are steadily filling sessions for Tech Ed ANZ, and I'm in charge of the web track, so here is what I have so far. Please note that this is not the entire list, just the speakers from the US. I have a few other sessions penciled in but my first priority is to get the right mix of US speakers. Take...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed - Women in Technology

    While I'm up to my neck in Tech Ed at the moment, I thought I'd drop you a couple of little tidbits... Firstly we are over 30% sold in terms of total tickets sold, but we've already sold 60% of our early bird tickets (remember how it works this year? ) - and we haven't even started advertising yet...
  • Blog Post: Mix, Silverlight and the DLR

    I’m sure you’ve heard the headline items from Mix. I thought I’d put up a couple of links for the things that I found interesting. If you’ve got the time, I’d recommend watching the Mix keynote video (warning it’s 2.5 hours). In this you’ll get an overview of Silverlight, the cross platform CLR...
  • Blog Post: How we came up with Silverlight

    Tim Sneath has a great peice on humour on how we came up with the name silverlight. Check it out . Great work Tim!
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight announced

    We have a number of things coming around WPF/e in the next few weeks, but here is the first. WPF/e is now called Microsoft Silverlight . Key points to take away: Supports IE, Firefox, Safari (cross browser and cross platform) Enables WMV/WMA playback cross platform Integrates with Windows Media technologies...
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