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  • Blog Post: Silverlight Deployment

    As Silverlight becomes more prevalent in the enterprise, some challenges will occur for those considering wide scale deployment. David Tesar has kindly come to the rescue and written a very comprehensive white paper that answers all these questions plus many more. The Silverlight Enterprise Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Presentation on Silverlight 1.1

    Hi, I recently gave a presentation at our Tech Ed in Kuala Lumpur and was asked if I could do a web cast of it. I am struggling a bit with the resolution right now but here is the first draft. I have also published the video and the source code for download.
  • Blog Post: Web Analytics

    Here is a quick post on some of the latest in analytics thinking. First if you are new to this space Avinash Kaushik has a great blog on the topic and has provided a great overview of the industry in his video. Also view the premier of Microsoft's launch presentation for our Beta Gatineau...
  • Blog Post: Surviving the Silverlight RC Release

    If you are like me, the recent release of the 1.0 RC version of Silverlight has been a mixed bag. Clearly the new version has a wealth of new features that make it event better but at the same time these improvements have also broken existing implementations. Here are some tips to resurrecting your demos...
  • Blog Post: Building Silverlight Apps

    In a previous post I documented the steps to install the latest in tools and technologies to support development of Silverlight Applications. One comment I received was that it seemed like allot to do to just start developing Silverlight Applications. This may have mislead other people and so I will...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 and The Financial Industry

    The Web 2.0 disruption is driven by social and business drivers and the increased level of broadband connectivity. Web 2.0 is about enabling consumers through community collaboration and social aggregation. New solutions to old problems are being discovered and embraced by a new generation of internet...
  • Blog Post: RAF 2007

    Well its looks like the event was a success as our venue was filled to capacity. Our guest speakers were great and the audience seemed to appreciate the content. I understand that the speaker slides will be posted shortly at a common website and I will share that when it becomes available. In the mean...
  • Blog Post: Marketing to the 2.0 Consumer

    The Web 2.0 world is one that embraces the collective knowledge of the community as a resource to making individual buying decisions. Marketing can be defined as the science/art of influencing these decisions. Traditional approaches have embraced mass marketing as the primarily way to economically address...
  • Blog Post: Step by Step on how to start with new MS Technology

    I have been asked to provide some prescriptive guidance on how to get up to speed on the latest technology introduced at Mix. I thought I would post this information in my blog to spread the word (I am an evangelist after all) 1) Install Silverlight version 1.1 . 2) Install Orcas Beta 1 . This...
  • Blog Post: Rich Internet Applications and Financial Services

    I was just reviewing industry trends in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and found a wealth of information related to the Financial Services industry. Here are some webcasts that describe what some of the Microsoft technology that is being used. ASP.NET AJAX for Financial Services Web 2.0 for Financial...
  • Blog Post: MIXU - Public Resource for Various Web Related Technologies

    MIXU is a public-facing resource where anyone interested in overviews, demos and drill-downs into our various web-related technologies. Check it out!
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