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The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

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  • Blog Post: MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

      Recording , April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed? Players, bandwidth, standards, more demand, etc. Second Generation of Microsoft Media “Microsoft responded to changing streaming media landscape with Silverlight, IIS Media Services, PlayReady, Expression...
  • Blog Post: Free Developer Bootcamp coming to Nashville and Region

      MSDN Events Presents: For the Win: Windows 7 Development Boot Camp Web and cloud may be all the rage, but many developers are still doing hardcore client development. If you are among them, this Boot Camp is for you! In this full-day event, we will explore how to maximize your impact on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter–DEC 2nd, RSVP, FREE

    You’re invited to a very special event on December 2 nd , 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Symbian Devices

    You might think that this is a type-o, but it is not.  Microsoft has released a beta version of Silverlight, available for Nokia S60 5th Edition devices such as Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini. Be sure to check out the Silverlight for Symbian Beta page for more details.
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Hits the Web Today

    Been a busy week of announcements and releases at Microsoft this week – like Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Released . Here’s another biggie: Silverlight 4 offers powerful, innovative media and business application capabilities that enable developers to deliver compelling application experiences to many...
  • Blog Post: Announcements: VS 2010 and .NET 4 Availability Today, and Silverlight 4 Later This Week

    REDMOND, Wash. — April 11, 2010 — Kicking off a global launch consisting of more than 150 developer-focused events, Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. The company also announced that Silverlight 4 will release to Web (RTW) later in the week...
  • Blog Post: McDonalds Leverages IE8 Web Slice and Silverlight for McNuggets Village

    Wow, this is a cool. McDonalds, Tribal DDB (their agency on this project), and some of my DPE teammate have built McNuggets Village . This site will host a survey for the best dipping sauce at McDonalds, as well as introduce their new Sweet Chili Sauce. I’m a BBQ sauce fan myself, but I’ve got to check...
  • Blog Post: Alicia Keys, Live from Apollo on Thursday, Powered by Silverlight

    Alicia Keys fans will be able to watch a unique concert this Thursday being broadcast live from the Apollo in New York (6PM Pacific, 8PM Central). Thanks to Microsoft Silverlight, fans will be able to control the action by switching between one of five camera angles. An MSDN blog posting, which includes...
  • Blog Post: PDC Event in Nashville featuring Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

    Mr. Ballmer is a big deal in my world, since he is THE boss. He’s coming to Nashville on January 20th and you can catch him in a couple of places. The Nashville Technology Council is having breakfast with him. And then he’s over to Vanderbilt to kick off a special event that our extended DPE team is...
  • Blog Post: Check Out My Interview on Deep Fried Bytes

    Chris “Woody” Woodruff and Keith Elder host the entertaining and informative Deep Fried Bytes podcast “with a Southern flavor”. In Episode 41 , Woody and Keith interview yours truly about Internet Explorer 8 (IE8). We touch on a variety of topics, and the guys made it a pleasure to participate. They...
  • Blog Post: Dolly Parton talks IE8, Web Slices, and Microsoft

    The Story One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon.  In conjunction with this week’s international release of Dolly’s new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based IE8 web slice to her web site...
  • Blog Post: FIRESTARTER – on-demand and live events

    Free events to ignite your skills Heat up your skills with the all-new Firestarter event series. Each day tackles a single Microsoft technology, including free sessions presented live by Microsoft developer and IT pro evangelists and technology specialists - with special appearances from community luminaries...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 3 Available to All MSDN Premium Subscribers

    Yes, way! Expression 3 is cool, and now MSDN Premium customers can get all of the new version of Expression.   Expression Web Expression Web makes creating compliant standards-based Web sites faster and easier... Find out more about Expression Web here »   Expression Blend Expression Blend...
  • Blog Post: Michael Jackson memorial streamed live to your computer

    Tomorrow, July 7 th , 10AM PT, 1PM ET – Microsoft is broadcasting the Michael Jackson memorial, live in HD from the Staples Center in Los Angeles using IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight to the world.  Video Site: http://inmusic.ca/news_and_features/Michael_Jackson
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tribute to Michael Jackson

    To go along with the recent Silverlight applications from the CMA Music Fest ( Be This Close and PhotoBooth ), check out this new DeepZoom experience of Michael Jackson . As you zoom into the center picture of Michael, you’ll find out that there are hundreds of pictures that are basically the pixels...
  • Blog Post: CMA, Silverlight, Live Translation

    As some of you know, I and my teammates have been working on activities at the CMA Music Fest . We had a great time, as you can tell on my Facebook pages. Since it’s Microsoft’s end of year, we are now busily documenting the successes of the year including Music Fest. Today, I found that Santiago Leguiza...
  • Blog Post: MIX09: Principles of Microsoft Silverlight Animation

    Recording: Principles of Microsoft Silverlight Animation (T12F) Presenter: Jeff Paries,SR. Experience Developer, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Author of Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation (Apress).   Session Topics Storyboards, Animations and keyframes Vectors Frame-based Animations Particle Systems...
  • Blog Post: MIX09: Sharing Skills and Code with Silverlight & WPF

    Session: Recording , Code: T87F, 59 minutes Jeff Wilcox , Software Development Engineer, Silverlight Toolkit team, Microsoft Agenda Client platform vision What’s shared between Silverlight and WPF? Today’s Controls and Features Building controls for Silverlight and WPF Bringing...
  • Blog Post: MIX09: Inside Microsoft Silverlight

    This is a look at the CoreCLR, which is what Silverlight runs on. Session abstract: See how the CLR team slimmed down the size of the runtime into a small, zippy download, the Core CLR, yet kept the experience .NET developers have come to love. Presenter: Brandon Bray, Senior Program Manager Lead...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Silverlight game and $5000

    Also, check out the new ServerQuest 2 . It has a very interesting interface (like old PC games), and computer geeks will appreciate the humor especially if you have to support other people’s computers. Also check out the ServerQuest game contest . The winner gets $5K.
  • Blog Post: MIX09: Silverlight, Ready for Business

    After seeing the presenter’s attire the morning of his presentation, I had to watch this session. It’s too bad that they don’t show a picture of Ward. Presenter: Ward Bell , VP Technology, IdeaBlade, Inc. Presentation page: http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/T69M , 26 minutes Introduction ...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Great Experience on Digg with IE8

    Presenter: Joel K. Neubeck, Director of Technology, Terralever Session video: http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/C22F Who is Terralever? Interactive marketing agency in Tempe, AZ Leveraging online channels for customers to increase their reach Commitment to innovation, excellence,...
  • Blog Post: MIX: Offline Detection in SL3 and .NET Framework

    Title: Offline Detection in SL3 and .NET Framework (T78m, video ) Presenter : Peter Smith, PM, .NET Networking Group, pesmith@microsoft.com Session is 18:11 in duration Session PPT has additional slides of interest Why offline detection? SL3 has the ability to run “out of browser” on the user’s desktop...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3: Out of the Browser

    Session: MIX 09, T45F, video Mike Harsh , Silverlight Program Manager Notes: Before Silverlight was called WPF/E, it was call ShizXaml… I had to figure out a way to make this presentation a little splahshier, so my solution was to basically do what the Adobe guys have been doing for a long time, and...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Silverlight 3

    view session recording , presenter Joe Stegman, Group Program Manager Take a tour of the new features in Silverlight 3 including a dive into some of the new experience oriented features like pixel shaders, perspective 3D, animation enhancements, bitmap APIs and improvements to the media stack. Also hear...
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