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  • Blog Post: How to get Silverlight for Nokia Symbian S60 phones

    Now that Silverlight beta is available for Nokia Symbian phones like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition) devices, you can download it from the Nokia Silverlight for Symbian page.   While still in beta form, good to see this finally arrive as a downloadable runtime!  Visit the...
  • Blog Post: Endangered Species: Out of Many, One

    If you’ve ever wondered what a single composite picture of all 180,000 endangered species on the planet would look like, well, wonder no more: the answer is a Sumatran tiger.  At least that’s the answer Fauna & Flora International , together with UK Silverlight partner Shoothill came up with...
  • Blog Post: From concept to delivery in 2 weeks with Windows Azure and Silverlight

    Suppose you were asked to design and host an interactive map for the Taste of Chicago , which gets about 3 million visitors.  No problem.  Now, suppose you only had 2 weeks to deliver the whole thing – from first phone call to finished product.   What would you do?  If you were...
  • Blog Post: Cool new spatial analysis for SharePoint users

    I’ve always been sort of a map nut.  In fact, I love maps (there, I said it! :) ).  Way back when I was Director of Elections for a county out in the State of Washington, I used to spend a lot of time with maps.  In particular, we had a map of the county with transparent layers that folded...
  • Blog Post: Make a cool game, win fame and fortune

    Make a cool Silverlight game, and you could win $5000. Plus, get featured in ServerQuest II! More details here . What is ServerQuest, you ask? Technorati Tags: Silverlight , games
  • Blog Post: Making tool bars interesting again. No, really.

    Here's something interesting from InfoSpace... a tool bar! No, really. In fact, see for yourself over at Sam Chenaur's site . He's got a nice screen grab, too. This is not your "father's toolbar". I tried to get my own screen grab from the Recipe toolbar I installed, but it's really quite hidden until...
  • Blog Post: WSJ Business Technology Blog: "Are NetFlix Layoffs Microsoft's Fault?"

    Wall Street Journal's Business Technology blog raises this question in delivering the ultimate backhanded compliment by saying: The video service launched a new player for instant-watch movies in October that is powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight, a rich-media technology that competes with Adobe...
  • Blog Post: Get free training on Silverlight, WPF, and ASP.NET AJAX from PluralSight!

    UPDATE: Jon Box presented some slides at the beginning of the session today, and a request came from the audience to get a copy of the slides. I've added those slides as an attachment to this post. How? Go here and sign up! The session is a 1-day overview seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 12, 2008...
  • Blog Post: Ever wished for cross-platform Silverlight desktop apps? So has Miguel de Icaza...

    From Miguel's de Icaza's web log : Now that controls are part of Silverlight 2.0 and that most of the high-level controls have been open sourced and that they are incredibly powerful and great to skin it makes sense to think again about native desktop applications using Silverlight. He also talks about...
  • Blog Post: The most ambitious web media project ever

    Adam Kinney has a great write-up and preview on the most ambitious web media project ever attempted: NBC's site for the 2008 Olympics.  How big is this?  For the first time, the web will be the first class channel for experiencing the Olympics.   And with almost twice the hours of...
  • Blog Post: Amazing Day 1 Keynote at MIX!

    Wow -- so much at MIX I can't possibly do it justice right now, but check out the summary here .   Really, really amazing stuff and some super announcements.  Just a teaser: Silverlight for Mobile devices -- and not just windows mobile but Nokia Symbian, too. Use common skills for rich...
  • Blog Post: paidContent.org - Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire on Web Media: We Made Multiple Bets, and The Platform Side Won

    For those interested in web video... Here's a good interview with Jeremy Allaire , CEO of Brightcove and former CTO of Macromedia. Jeremy reviews a couple different business segments Brightcove has experimented with, and discusses how the company came to focus on the "platform" model. Among other...
  • Blog Post: Surface, Popfly, Photosynth, Silverlight, Windows Live Platform, and consumer value stream links

    Was talking to some folks the other day about some of the cool stuff emerging from Microsoft, and after mentioning to folks they could learn more on this blog, I got request to consolidate some links together into a single post. Voila! :-) Surface Popfly Photosynth Silverlight Windows Live Platform Consumer...
  • Blog Post: Go ahead -- Rip my blog! (And web IM me, too)

    That is, if you like my blog. I've added a couple new gadgets a little ways down the right hand column of the blog. The first is a Popfly gadget of my blog. Why a gadget of my blog on my blog? Sort of redundant, no? Well, yes. But, if you like the blog you can use the Popfly gadget to grab the "embed...
  • Blog Post: The democratization of media continues

    Wow!  A new high for user generated content: 1 song, 5 parts, 1 guy -- all in streaming HD video! Jon Box pointed me to this amazing post from Carl Franklin where he videos himself doing a Steeley Dan tune ( Home at Last, 1977).  It's all Carl -- he plays all the instruments, sings the song...
  • Blog Post: PhizzPop Interview: Silverlight for cross platform video at University of Michigan

    Just saw this over at PhizzPop . What is PhizzPop you may ask? It's a fledgling community site for designers to learn from and showoff to their peers. The link above is to an interview with Ken Arbogast-Wilson, Manager of Media Development and Production at the University of Michigan College of Architecture...
  • Blog Post: How to put Silverlight video on your blog

    Ed has short, funny, and yes, helpful, post on how easy it is to put Silverlight video on your blog using Windows Live Writer and the Silverlight Streaming Services -- which by the way lets you host both video and Silverlight applications if you got 'em. Basically, just use the Expression to edit...
  • Blog Post: Building brand and transcending walled gardens

    Ok - so I've been posting about Popfly a lot lately. Why am I so excited about Popfly? It's simple, actually. Popfly is more than a mashup maker. And it's more than a Mashout tool (for sharing mashups) -- though it is that, too. What makes Popfly so exciting is the business scenarios. I promised in one...
  • Blog Post: Now available for your review: .NET Source Code!

    Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Silverlight , source code Is Microsoft changing?  Releasing .NET source code as shared source (using the MS-RL -- Microsoft Reference License) would've been unthinkable a few years back.  It's not open source in the GPL sense, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. ...
  • Blog Post: Learn some Silverlight for free? Yes!

    This weekend in Chicago, you can attend SilverlightDevCamp free o' charge. This looks to be an excellent event and a fun way to learn some cool stuff from your peers. And Dave Bost says you may even get to go to MIX '08 for free, too. Considering what happened at the last MIX , this is a pretty hot prize...
  • Blog Post: 8 cool things about Silverlight

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight Updated 2-Oct-2007....   If you’re not yet familiar with Silverlight , it’s Microsoft's mechanism for helping folks create, distribute, and experience rich media and rich internet applications.   The use cases are similar to Flash, but Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Mono Moonlight - Silverlight on Linux is near

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight , moonlight , linux , UX , User Experience Just saw this from Jesse Ezell: Mono is expected to release an alpha version of Moonlight later this week at the Paris MIX.  This will let users running browsers on Linux clients view and interact with Silverlight content ....
  • Blog Post: Want more info on Popfly?

    I recently got into the Popfly alpha, and have been playing around with it off and on for the last week or two. Here's a screenshot of a simple, compact News Reader that pulls in RSS feeds from the blogs of the members of the Microsoft's DPE team that covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I...
  • Blog Post: Popfly - new Silverlight mash-up maker - is now alpha!

    Popfly is a new tool from Microsoft for people who have great some ideas about how to use technology, but might lack the software development skills to realize them. Basically, it's a fun and easy way to build and share mash-ups, gadgets and Web pages using pre-built “Blocks” that connect to online services...
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