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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...
18 Mar 2010
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...
10 Mar 2010
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...
8 Jun 2009
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...
5 May 2009
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
10 Feb 2009
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...
12 Dec 2008
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...
8 Dec 2008
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...
30 May 2008
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...
18 Apr 2008
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...
10 Apr 2008
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...
5 Mar 2008
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...
19 Dec 2007
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...
14 Dec 2007
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...
16 Nov 2007
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...
13 Nov 2007
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...
7 Nov 2007
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...
2 Nov 2007
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...
29 Oct 2007
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. ...
4 Oct 2007
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...
28 Sep 2007
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...
18 Sep 2007
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 ....
20 Jun 2007
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...
4 Jun 2007
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...
21 May 2007
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