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  • Blog Post: Why User Experience in the Enterprise Matters

    Prior to coming to Microsoft, I lived the life of an Enterprise Developer for many years. The technologies changed, the people I worked with changed, even the industries were different, bu tone thing remained the same. IT was always asked to do more with less. There are numerous ideas floating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 have launched and there has never been a better time to jump into the RIA space. So how do you get started? Get all the juicy details here!

    An Exciting Launch This week kicked off the “virtual” Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 launches.  For weeks the SeeTheLight website had a placeholder countdown timer.  As UX Geek and Twitter user it was pretty exciting as we all watch the countdown slowly go down from days to minutes. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference (EntDevCon) Live Streaming today!

    Tired of hearing from Microsoft about their Solutions?  Want to hear real stories from real customers and partners?  It’s time to Go Beyond Hello World – it’s time for the EntDevCon. Doug Hauger, GM of Windows Azure, will be kicking of the Keynote at the sold-out EntDevCon this morning at 9AM...
  • Blog Post: Exciting new stuff from Microsoft! The MIX09 Announcements.

    Lots of exciting announcements were made recently at the MIX09 conference .  I didn’t get to attend in person this year but I tweeted throughout the keynote and event.  Yes that is my tweet highlighted in the above screenshot while “ The Gu ” is talking on stage.  Got to love the convergence...
  • Blog Post: XamlFest NYC Event open - February 9th and 10th

    Are you local to the NYC area and looking to get some hands on guidance for creating Silverlight and WPF applications?  How about a free 2 day hands on workshop?  Check out XAMLFest happening in the NYC Microsoft Technology Center : “Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Mix Sessions announced

    Adam Kinney (aka Silverlight Surfer) has a great write-up on all the recently announced Silverlight 3 session for this years Mix conference in Vegas.  You can get all the details here . Be sure to check out Adam’s show on Channel 9 called Client Continuum packed full of Silverlight and WPF goodness...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft PhotoSynth is out! Create your own masterpiece.

      If you remember I blogged about a Microsoft Labs experiment last year called Photosynth .  Well the team has just released a client and it is creating quite the buzz.   You can download the client yourself here .   Best of all – the site is community based.  So not only can...
  • Blog Post: I’m on Twitter! I think I ”get it” now.

    I blame my experiences with Facebook .  More and more I have found myself looking at my friend status updates.  No new e-mails?  Nothing happening on the Information Super Highway?  Well let’s go check out what our friends are doing?  As more people I knew came on Facebook (keep...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta with Silverlight

    Beta 1 of SP1 for Visual Studio and .Net Framework is now available for download .  This is a huge update with a lot of new features and performance enhancements .  Not to mention pixel shaders in WPF !  I have always wanted to tap natively into my Nvidia's shader engine without having...
  • Blog Post: Over 20+ hours of free WPF training videos!

    With all of the Silverlight Training resources I posted recently it is now time for some WPF love. =) Be sure to check out the WPF Bootcamp at Mix University . With over 20 hours of hands on labs, customer examples, and a plethora of topics it will take you through WPF inside and out from start to finish...
  • Blog Post: Cynergy Labs: Project Maestro - Minority Report becomes reality!

    Check out this great video showing off the work Cynergy Labs has done using Windows Presentation Foundation, a Wii Remote and some custom gloves. In just over a week they were able to reproduce the functionality of Microsoft Surface but doing it through hand motions. Awesome! Technorati Tags: WPF , Cynergy...
  • Blog Post: NextGen Enterprise User Experience

    ComponentOne has some great examples showing off what a nextgen app can look like in the enterprise. These demos use One-Click deployment, take advantage of WPF for visual effects, show off some AJAX enabled controls, and even have Office 2007 Navigation components! Everything an Enterprise Developer...
  • Blog Post: Getting to know OBA (Office Business Applications)

    What is OBA? It is a question I am hearing more and more from customers lately. We get the following definition from MSDN " The Microsoft Office system provides a comprehensive set of servers, clients, and tools to make it easier for enterprises, software vendors and developers to build and deploy a...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth

    What is it? We live in a digital age where images and videos are captured all the time. These images have information about real places in the world. Even the picture you took of your kids playing in the backyard contains information about that space! These images are often posted to someone's blog,...
  • Blog Post: Helping Scientists to find a cure!

    One of my roles is working with scientists in the field and helping them be more productive. Most people are shocked to find that the average scientist today spends over half his/her time doing non scientific tasks. These tasks are things like copying data, editing an excel spreadsheet, etc. All repetitive...
  • Blog Post: My coffee table did what?

    An amazing nextgen user experience from Microsoft Research! Microsoft Surface. Popular Mechanics has a hands on Video . Check it out! In the video they take a picture with a digital camera, place the camera on the table, manipulate the picture and then drag the picture onto another portable device...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tastiness!

    Freshly brewed Silverlight Resources ... get it while it's hot! Via Peter Laudati via Doug Turner , courtesy of Asli Bilgin. My uber colleagues! =)
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