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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 Starter Kits to download

    I had totally missed the existence of these great starter kits for Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 which make for a great (if rather large) resource. You can view online at the Expression site or download the individual Starter Kits. That represents 32 videos to watch and nearly 500 MB of content. Sweet...
  • Blog Post: Expression Design + WPF + Silverlight + Touch + Bizspark = startup heaven?

    I had an opportunity to catch up with UK Software Startup IPrinciples . IPrinciples specialises in building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on the Microsoft Platform, predominantly using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) but also using Silverlight. I have known Richard and Paul who run IPrinciples...
  • Blog Post: Last few spaces for UK MSDN events in February

    I have just seen the internal report on registrations – and we are now down to the last handful of spaces in each venue. Act now if you want to come along and hear about WPF/Silverlight - London (10 th ), Birmingham (12 th ), Edinburgh (24 th ) and Manchester (26 th ).
  • Blog Post: Didn’t we do well! (That would be developers in the UK at PDC08)

    Have you got 6 minutes to spare? Then read on… The UK (and the work of my group) was very well represented at PDC08 in the Keynotes. I was just watching the Day2 1st Keynote with Scott Guthrie . Move to 94minutes in and you will see Nick Lansley of Tesco.com blowing your mind away with “Tesco meets Minority...
  • Blog Post: Unbelievable! MIX09 US is only 4 months away!

    With PDC just one week old I wake to find an email about Mix! Vegas, March 2009 .
  • Blog Post: A new version of Hard Rock Memorabilia – and my new favourite zoom

    Last Friday we did a re-run of the MSDN Roadshow in London and MikeT covered off Silverlight, including a demo of deep zoom using the Hardrock site. I hadn’t realised the site had recently been updated to include over 500 items – but what I liked was the particular zoom Mike used. Start with the Beatles...
  • Blog Post: WPF Performance issues? Then maybe this tool can help…

    I am seeing more interest in building richer UX in WPF of late which is great. Since WPF is very powerful and very flexible, we are beginning to see developers hit UX performance issues as they build increasingly rich and exciting UI. The good news is we have a new release of our Performance Profiling...
  • Blog Post: WPF Datagrid is now available

    I have been following the arrival of the Microsoft Datagrid for WPF for sometime (my interest driven by the number of times I get asked about it!). I am pleased to say that this week we released v1 of the Datagrid over at http://www.codeplex.com/wpf along with some other new “bits” in release or preview...
  • Blog Post: Do you have Silverlight Beta 2 code? Then you really need to test with RC0.

    [EDIT 14th October: Silverlight 2 has now released - but the detail in Tims post below still holds for getting Beta 2 code working on the final release BUT you can publish your updated code straight away] Tim has done a great job of explaining in lots of detail what you should be doing as a developer...
  • Blog Post: ReMix UK 08 videos online – including me…

    Mike dropped me an email to say the ReMix videos are now online. That is a lot of video as ReMix was 4 tracks over the two days - I missed a lot of great sessions! You can watch the videos online now. I certainly recommend you take some time to watch the day one keynote as I really enjoyed Bill Buxtons...
  • Blog Post: Fiddler and ADO.NET Data Services

    It was my colleague MikeT who put me on to Fiddler a while back and it has proven to be really useful for my work with Data Services. By chance I just came across this example in which Shawn uses Fiddler to look at performance issues. At which point I decided Fiddler definitely needs a “shout out” :...
  • Blog Post: WPF Datagrid is here – well, nearly here…

    I posted in July on DataGrids (or rather the absence of them) in WPF. While I was on holiday last week, this snuck out - The WPF Toolkit on Codeplex . The WPF team have split their work into: Toolkit – what they know they will release Futures – what they might release The Toolkit includes a CTP of the...
  • Blog Post: Manic Miner in Silverlight

    Richard popped me an email about his latest “project” - a Silverlight implementation of Manic Miner which he has developer with Pete McGann. This is a very polished game but the cool bit is – they will be discussing how they developed it at NxtGenUG Coventry on August  11th 2008 Silverlight, XNA...
  • Blog Post: C# and Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll

    As I dig into Visual Basic a bit further I to realise what I have been missing as a (lapsed) C# developer. A great example is some of the goodness wrapped up in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll. It is a standard part of the .NET Framework and… is absolutely available to C# developers. Scott calls out one great...
  • Blog Post: UK MSDN events now scheduled

    Topics have been chosen, venues confirmed and details posted on our events site . We will be showing up at 6 cities through Sept and October with a lot of the content focused on Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. Me – I will be delivering the “data bit” – in Visual Basic :-) I liked the tag line we went...
  • Blog Post: Great WPF application?

    Today I set aside sometime to watch some “random podcasts”. Ok, not that random in that I decided they either had to be about Entity Framework or WPF. The WPF episode I chose turned out to be a great choice – a real world line of business application which tries to use many of the capabilities of WPF...
  • Blog Post: ReMix UK 08 Speakers announced

    I will be attending ReMix but currently no one needs me to speak (phew – that would require a lot of learning!). The good news is there are some great speakers now lined up. Mike has called out some of the dev track speakers already but I wanted to quickly mention Bill Buxton . Bill is part of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic samples for WPF book - Applications = Code + Markup

    Once again, Ged Meads work on WPF catches my eye. A big thanks to Ged, Young Joo and Evan Lim for converting the C# samples over to Visual Basic for Petzolds book on WPF (Only 3 left in stock at Amazon UK - lets get those sold as well - but be warned, the style/approach of this book may not appeal to...
  • Blog Post: Building a "brand new application" - WPF, ADO.NET Data Services, LINQ to Entities with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    At the end of June I run workshops with 2 ISVs both looking to completely re-develop their applications. One is entirely VB6, the other a combination of VB6 with C++. The beauty of "starting from scratch" with a one to two year development plan is you can take a hard look at the latest technologies...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight bits and bobs - beta 2, full trust, mobile, showcase

    Silverlight continues to be a hot topic in our meetings with ISVs. The following is a fairly random set of links that have been helpful in one way or another in those architectural discussions: How to make a full trust Silverlight application running outside of the browser (Another) Silverlight showcase...
  • Blog Post: ReMix UK 08 - Brighton 18th and 19th of September

    No agenda, no speakers - but you can register now as an early bird :-) I am certainly going to be involved in my new role. Hope to see some of you there. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/remix08/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Deepzoom in the wild

    Silverlight Deepzoom has come up in a number of ISV meetings through June - and it is sparking new thinking. Check out these to see if you too will be inspired to come up with a great use for Deepzoom. http://www.laguna-coupe.com/   http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/ http://www.mscui.net/PatientJourneyDemonstrator...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 questions in my last year working with ISV early adopters

    As I get ready to transition role, I find myself increasingly thinking "what happened in the last 12 months that would be useful to take into the next 12 months". One of the great bits about my current role is I spend a lot of time 1:1 in day long, two day long, three day long engagements talking...
  • Blog Post: No Internet!? Camtasia to the rescue

    I am glad I decided to attend Software Architect 2008 the day before my session. Why? Simple - there is no Internet access in the room and I planned to show a number of demos which require access. These included Woodgrove Bank Silverlight demonstrator, the NHS CUI Silverlight demonstrator and SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Maybe see you at Software Architect 2008?

    This week I am presenting at Software Architect 2008 on the Wednesday . I really enjoyed presenting/attending this conference last year and I am looking forward to spending most of the next 3 days at the conference. If you should see me around, do say hi. I do look like this - I still have this shirt...
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