I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
Digg Inc., a reader-powered news site, fired Google Inc. as its online advertising partner Wednesday in favor of a company Digg's top executive described as young and willing to take risks: Microsoft Corp.
"We at Digg couldn't think of a better partner to get to where we need to go," said Jay Adelson, the company's chief executive officer. "They're a young ad service, they're innovative, they're willing to work with us on the cutting edge."
Read the full article here.
First Facebook, now Digg. The list is only going to grow. The old hyperlink and image based advertising we have seen for the past ten years is obsolete. Rich Interactive Ads does not mean popups and flash! It is time to let users interact in a natural, rich, noninvasive way. I have seen some of the stuff coming from this group and I think people are going to be blown away. Silverlight and Seadragon anyone? ;-)
Get the Standard, Professional, and Team Editions here.
Express editions available here!
The team has been listening to all of your feedback and this update is feature packed. Visual LINQ to SQL debuggers... Updated Cider engine... even Firefox XBAP support! This release also includes a GoLive License bringing you full Microsoft support, including in production. Check it out today and let the team know what you think!
Interview with Soma and Guthrie discussing the update can also be found via Channel9 here.
One topic that seems to always come up during my Silverlight presentations is the name. People like it! The move from WPF/E to Silverlight was well received and people have asked will this continue into the future? The good news is - YES! There has been a conscious effort at Microsoft to simplify the names of our products. In the future, say goodbye to names like Microsoft's Extensible Rich Interactive Application Framework for Developers.NET 3.5 and hello to Silverlight, Popfly and Surface. =) CNet.com is running an article about it here.
I will be in the Atlanta, GA area this week, and dropping by Monday night to do a quick Silverlight Overview. For anyone in the area, feel free to stop by and join in on the fun! We will be getting some Buffalo Wings afterwards. =) Doug Turnure has more info on his blog here - Whose Slide is it Anyway?
Also, check out some of the below Silverlight Apps courtesy of Tim Sneath, group manager for our Client Evangelists Team. More info on Tim's blog here and below. Enjoy!
2D Physics Simulation
Silverlight Mind Map
3D Teapot Demo
Infragistics Controls Demo
Amazon Search Visualization
AOL Social Mail Gadget
Matrix Digital Rain
Smalltalk on Silverlight
Comic Book Viewer
SVG to Silverlight Converter
Destroy All Invaders
Telerik RadControls 3D Cube
Verlet Integration Algorithm
Disco Dance Floor
Windows Journal-to-Silverlight Converter
Reflector for Silverlight
Windows Vista Simulator
GOA WinForms Demo
Silverlight Airlines Demo
Silverlight Chess Game Replay