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  • Blog Post: Events This Week – October 26th, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: Events This Week – August 17th, 2009

    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar...
  • Blog Post: MIX09 Day 1

    Wow. Quite a day. I’m not going to try to summarize all the information that came out, as there have been many posts on it already this one from Alvin Ashcraft does a nice job of summarizing the announcements succinctly ). But I did want to share my impression, which is that I saw some amazingly cool...
  • Blog Post: Shrink Your HTML and JavaScript Using Microsoft Expression Web

    Great tip from Jason Gaylord : I don’t get an opportunity to use Microsoft Expression Web that often, but when I do, I always discover new features. I was looking for a way to compress HTML and JavaScript files that I was generating for one of our affiliations. In Expression Web, simply go to Tools >...
  • Blog Post: Kuler in Expression

    If you’ve attended one of Frank La Vigne ’s talks on design for developers, you’ve probably heard of the Adobe Kuler website/tool. It’s a great tool for quickly finding (or building) a ‘theme’ of colors that work well together. Jonas Follesø, a Microsoft Regional Director from Norway, decided that Kuler...
  • Blog Post: Clearing a Blog Backlog

    Bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to blog about recently, in no particular order: The SideShow Team Blog announces the availability of a beta release of SideShow gadgets for Windows Media Center . View guide information, schedule recordings, control media playback, and more. Cool stuff! Some cool flat...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plugin for Expression Encoder 2

    From James Clark on the Expression blog : I'm pleased to announced that we just pushed a preview of the SLS publishing plugin for Expression Encoder 2 live: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/2/a/22a8da23-ffa7-4e5a-8fed-8239d3a7b322/SLSPlugin for Expression Encoder 2.msi This plugin makes it very...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechFest This Friday

    My colleague Zhiming Xue is hosting a cool event this Friday that you don't want to miss: You are cordially invited to join us in a full-day event for developers and designers. Our first TechFest series will focus on how to use Microsoft latest web design and development technologies and tools such as...
  • Blog Post: PHP Support in Expression Web 2

    For those who might wonder about how open Microsoft is to third-party development tools and/or languages, here's one answer : In response to feedback from Expression Web 1 users, we’ve added a rich set of features for PHP development in Expression Web version 2. There are the expected productivity features...
  • Blog Post: Encoding Resources for Silverlight Streaming

    During a recent discussion on Silverlight Streaming , someone shared this link to some resources on encoding , which I thought folks might find useful, so I'm sharing it here.
  • Blog Post: Copy as XAML in Expression Design

    Very cool Expression tip from Frank : Here's a quick tip for all you Expression Design users out there. If you have a graphic and instead of exporting the entire image to XAML, you can select what you need and, from the Edit menu, choose Copy XAML. Copy as XAML in Expression Design Technorati Tags: Expression...
  • Blog Post: Handwritten Post-Its in Silverlight

    Very cool idea from Tim Heuer (whose Shift key seems to be broken, perhaps I should order him a new one): in my previous post i talked about converting rss data to json using the asp.net ajax javascriptserializer class. i wanted to use this because i wanted an easier way of interacting with some simple...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Next MSDN Roadshow

    Just a quick reminder that the next MSDN Roadshow for Mid-Atlantic , featuring Dani "Small & Mighty" Diaz and Zhiming "Dr. Z" Xue will be held on September 14th, 2007 at 8:00am at the Microsoft office in Pittsburgh, PA . Dr. Z will provide an introduction to Microsoft Silverlight, while Dani will...
  • Blog Post: Convert SWF to XAML...including Animation

    More good news on the conversion front: I'm very happy to announce that there's a new SWF to XAML conversion tool in town, and although I haven't had a chance to play with it myself (no demo version is available), it sounds promising. Specifically—and unlike my SWF2XAML utility —it also appears to convert...
  • Blog Post: Cool Expression Tutorials

    In preparing for the first of our MSDN Roadshow events tomorrow in Baltimore , I've run across a number of cool tutorials and samples for the Expression Studio tools, so I thought I'd share a couple that I really liked: Water Drop Tutorial - Use Expression Design to simulate a drop of water on...
  • Blog Post: Understanding agclr.dll

    My colleague Dr. Z observes : Where a Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh project is created with Orcas 2008 beta 2, references are set by default to several assemblies, which are stored in the Microsoft Silverlight directory, such as agclr, mscorlib, system, System.Core, system.silverlight, and system.Xml...
  • Blog Post: Mid-Atlantic MSDN Roadshow - Silverlight

    Next week, we're kicking off a new event series here in Mid-Atlantic called the MSDN Roadshow. Those of you from the New England area are probably familiar with this format from my colleagues Chris Bowen and Bob Familiar , and their Bob & Chris' MSDN Roadshow . Well, now the roadshow comes to...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tutorials...using Silverlight

    This looks pretty slick: I recently put up a post about some upcoming Silverlight training, Some folks asked for shorter, snappier, online training. well - check out these nibbles training on Silverlight, made with Silverlight! and they even have a nibbles blog frankarr - an aussie...
  • Blog Post: MIX 07 Videos, Sessions, etc.

    Think that you missed it all because you didn't make it to MIX 07? Think again...the http://www.visitmix.com/ web site has tons of videos, as well as downloadable session materials, including recorded presentations in Silverlight (as well as in both iPod and Zune formats, and WMV), slides, and more....
  • Blog Post: Expression on MSDN

    If you were wondering whether or not the Expression family of products were going to be available via MSDN Subscriptions, wonder no more: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/04/03/expression-added-to-msdn.aspx Published with BlogMailr
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