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    50 Silverlight Webcasts

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    This is cool. 50 short web casts on Silverlight .
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    DeepZoom fun

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    Wow, I haven't blogged in a while. Even my mother is probably getting a little unhappy since I haven't posted on my family blog either. But this was pretty neat and I thought it would be fun to share. Shiverlight.net is a Silverlight experimentation site...
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    MIX08 Summary for Designers

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    Arturo Toledo my co-worker in Redmond has posted an awesome post on all the content that might be of interest to designers from MIX08. A better man than I, he has put together a really comprehensive list of links and summary of the news. Thanks Arturo...
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    Deep Zoom

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    One of the coolest things shown at MIX08 was Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom is a technology that came from a technology originally called Seadragon . The demo that was shown at MIX08 was by Hard Rock Cafe. They have a huge collection of memorabilia so they built...
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    @ MIX08

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    It has been a busy week this week. I arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday and have been really enjoying meeting with colleagues from around the world and customers and partners who made the decision to join the event. As a Microsoft employee, you sometimes...
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    Expression Community Site launched

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    Fresh off the presses, the Expression Community Site has come on-line. A new place to go to post questions on the products. http://expression.microsoft.com/ :)
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    MIX08 almost sold out

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    MIX08 in Las Vegas is almost sold out. I am starting to look forward to seeing all the sessions and meeting everyone coming out to attend that I know. There are also some fun things going on at MIX this year. One that looks interesting is the following...
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    MIX08 coming quickly

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    If you haven't had a chance to take a look at the upcoming MIX08 sessions in Las Vegas, now isn't too late. Aside from a number of great tracks, there are a couple of nice new announcements I noticed today. First is a contest. A contest to restyle...
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    31 Demos in 39 Minutes

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    My co-worker Nigel Parker down in New Zealand has created a fantastic demo compilation as a video showing 31 demos in 39 minutes. Very very fun to watch. You can jump around and see the parts you like or just have time to watch. Click on the image below...
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    Closed Captioning using Silverlight

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    I've been working on a project to localize some of our video content for different countries. Most of what shows up on ms.com is in English and that sometimes is challenge for non-English speaking viewers. The method I have been working on is to make...
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    Newsreader Started Kit and SDK posted

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    After the new year I've been a little slow blogging. Sigh. Not much happened at the end of December that I thought was interesting to share, but finally found one. If you have not seen the NY Times Reader , you should. I got to use it during the beta...
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    ZAM 3D now shipping

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    A very cool product. 3D authoring that outputs WPF/XAML so you can directly author Vista applications. From their homepage: Zam 3D is a 3D XAML Tool for Microsoft Windows Vista Application Development. Provides developers and designers with a quick and...
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    Comparing the Weather

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    I recently visited Bangkok, Thailand on a vacation with family. Very nice, thank you for asking. Once we got back we were discussing how close the temperatures of the two cites were (Singapore vs. Bangkok) as Thailand feels hotter. Here is the graph created...
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    Silverlight's potential showing more and more

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    There is a good eWeek article today that contains a number of very complimentary quotes about Silverlight. You can read the whole article at eWeek: Users Itching for Silverlight 2.0 . One strength I've always felt Silverlight had is the number of .NET...
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    The New Iteration: WPF and XAML and Designer - Developer workflow

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    A really excellent white paper as been published by some of my co-workers talking about how XAML can contribute to writing better applications using Windows Presentation Foundation. The paper, The New Iteration , walks through a brief discussion of XAML...
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    Starbucks in Korea

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    I was in Korea for a couple of days visiting my co-workers. In Starbucks across the street from the office there were things that caught my eye. First is the cup recycling money device. If you push the button on the front, 50 won comes out. The idea is...
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    MIX08 Registration Open

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    If last year is any indication, this year will sell out fast. MIX08 is Microsoft's annual conference where get together to talk about our web technologies and products, user experience and how to work with and partner with Microsoft. Happening in the...
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    Lynda.com Silverlight Essentials Training : FREE

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    Lynda.com in conjunction with Microsoft is pleased to offer 5 hours of video training on Silverlight 1.0 for free. Mike Harsh, Program Manager for Silverlight, covers a good variety of topics from beginning to advanced. Here's the outline: 1. Understanding...
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    Marketing Institute of Singapore

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    I saw this on a walk around Singapore. Maybe they just moved to this location, but their sign seem like it matched the organization's potential. :)
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    Expression Design SP1 International releases

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    A number of fixes for Expression Design were bundled up recently and released as service pack (SP). Here are the links to the international (de-Englished) versions of the SP1 release. Simplified Chinese (CHS) Software CHS User Guide CHS Traditional Chinese...
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    Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plug-in for EE

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    Yesterday I posted that I had just put up my first Silverlight video using Silverlight Streaming. What I didn't note was that I used a plug-in that makes it possible to post directly from Expression Encoder! The plug-in download page has install details...
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    Test of SL Streaming

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    I just started playing around with the Silverlight Streaming and this is my first try at posting a video clip. I used Expression Encoder to encode the clip, used a pre-installed template, and then posted my job. Very easy. Expression Encoder is included...
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    Ed in Asia

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    I thought I would take a moment to introduce my co-worker, Ed, who has recently cleaned up his image and re-started his blog. Ed works in APAC's headquarter's office and is helping spread the word about Microsoft's technology useful for the web. His blog...
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    Washing hands

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    I was visiting Spain last week and found myself remembering a conversation with my co-worker Shane . We were talking about good and bad design and he gave me a story about a time he spent a moment trying to figure out how to operate the water tap in a...
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    Dr. Dobb's and Silverlight

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    This came on line recently. Nice examples and clean looking site.
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