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Microsoft Expression 4 launched, what’s new and resources
Expression 4 was officially launched today at Internet Week New York. In this post you’ll find the main links to downloads, getting started and a concise overview of new features. Trials & downloads All the different versions of Expression Studio are available for download with 60-day...
7 Jun 2010
MSDN Meeting recording & links – MIX 2010 update (Silverlight 4, IE9, Windows Phone 7 dev)
Last week Gill Cleeren and I presented the MSDN live meeting “MIX 2010 Announcements Update”, where we talked about the main MIX announcements and shared resources. You can find the session video recording as well as the slides below. To make it easy I’m listing the main resources discussed in the session...
29 Apr 2010
Silverlight Analytics Framework
17 Mar 2010
The SketchFlow Conversations – Structure of a SketchFlow Project
Also in this series: The SketchFlow Conversations - Overview and Intro SketchFlow projects can be either in WPF of Silverlight. Let’s focus on a Silverlight version here and look at the differences of a SkechFlow project between other ‘normal’ Silverlight projects. The project on file A Silverlight SketchFlow...
5 Jan 2010
The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro
In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October...
23 Dec 2009
REMIX 2009 – all recorded sessions now online
ReMix Brussels 2009 was held at the end of September 2009. We had a great day with a general opening keynote and eight technical sessions on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Expression Blend and general UX around Surface. Four speakers from Microsoft corp joined us in Brussels and continued on to Helsinki ...
25 Oct 2009
Start to Silverlight – jumpstart your first project with coaching and training event
Something I thought may be worth a short blog post: the Partner department is organizing a Start to Silverlight training next week. The event is called Start to Silverlight , taking place on 29th and 30th of October 2009 at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons. Why is this more than a training? To...
19 Oct 2009
Another chance to meet two ReMix speakers
If you have not yet registered for the full day free event “ ReMix 2009 ”, taking place on September 29th in Kinepolis Brussels I suggest you don’t wait too long. Registration is still open, for the time being that is… There is also very good news because next to the ReMix event we have two user groups...
10 Sep 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #10: XML Sample Data and DataGrid
In this video we look at how to use an XML file as the basis for Sample Data in Expression Blend 3. We look at where the data gets imported, adapting it and binding it to a DataGrid control. 3 minutes on Blend 3: #10 XML ample Data and DataGrid Dutch English French The 3 minutes on Blend 3 series...
27 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #9: Using Sample Data
In this video we take a look at a new feature in Expression Blend called Sample data. We create a new sample data source and edit some of the properties, next we create a ListBox with a binding to the collection of data. You will see that Blend also allows you to create a details view and binds to a...
24 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #8: SketchFlow States
In this video we look at how to use States in a SketchFlow project in order to add interactivity to screens. By using screens you can give the prototype more real looking interaction. For example, having a state to show or hide a block of information upon a click event. You will also see that States...
21 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #7: SketchFlow Composition Screens and Navigation
In this video we look at how to add navigation from within a composition screen. We also take a look at the SketchFlow player and see how navigation from the composition screens affects the player’s navigation. #7 – SketchFlow Composition Screens, adding Navigation 3 minutes on Blend 3: #7 SketchFlow...
19 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #6: SketchFlow Composition Screens
In this video we look at composition screens in SketchFlow. You can think of a composition screen as a control that is reusable in several other screens. Good examples of where you’d use this are: logo & header section, the footer, reusable content parts. As soon as you are creating content in the...
17 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #5: SketchFlow – Getting feedback into Blend
In this video we continue on where we left off in the previous video: after letting the customer or reviewer give feedback on our application, we now see how to import feedback files into Blend. We also see how this feedback can be shown in the different screens and how Blend informs you about out of...
16 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #4: SketchFlow Player
In this video we look at the SketchFlow player in Silverlight. After creating an application flow and adding some content, the SketchFlow player is used by your customers/reviewers to look at the different screens, application flow and transitions. The player also allows giving feedback and saving this...
15 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 - #3: SketchFlow Adding content
In this edition we look at how to add content to SketchFlow Silverlight application screens. We look at the Sketch styles that are supplied in Expression Blend so that the UI of your screens is making clear to your customer that this is a prototype and not a finished design. This video is available in...
14 Jul 2009
3’ on Blend 3 – #1: The Workspace
This series will introduce concepts of Expression Blend 3, with a short 3 minute video available on MSDN Chopsticks in Dutch and French. The accompanying blog posts will give some resources or insights. I was actually planning to do the videos in Dutch and French only (the two main languages in Belgium...
10 Jul 2009
Silverlight 3 is RTW, Expression Blend 3 with SketchFlow is RC – go get them!
Just nine months after the release of Silverlight 2 in October 2008, the new version is here: Silverlight 3 has been released today! Next to Silverlight 3 you can also find the RC version of Expression Blend 3, including SketchFlow. This RC version targets Silverlight RTW version so you can start using...
10 Jul 2009
Express Yourself newsletter: issue 5 is available
Express Yourself is a Belgian newsletter focusing on web development and web design topics. Issue 5 has been sent to subscribers, focusing on the latest around the MIX09 announcements. Here’s an extract. UX Prototyping with Blend 3 and SketchFlow As part of Blend 3, we announced SketchFlow, a new...
6 May 2009
MIX09 Day 1 Announcements (Silverlight 3, Expression Blend Sketchflow, SuperPreview)
MIX 09 keynote has just finished, luckly everything was streamed live so that people like myself not lucky enough to be in Las Vegas could also follow. Good news for the rest of the event as well: about 24 hours after the sessions, all is available on demand from the MIX website: http://live.visitmix...
18 Mar 2009
Silverlight 2 RTW – all the links you need to get started
After the RC0 a few weeks ago we a, Silverlight 2 RTW (Release to Web) is here, it’s official! This is great news as for a lot of people, where putting something in production on a non-release version was out of the question. Now that we are out of beta, I created a list of links and resources to get...
14 Oct 2008
MSDN Road Show: Rich Client Experiences with Silverlight 2 and WPF coming to a city near you
Are you looking for more technical information on creating RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) and RDAs (Rich Desktop Applications)? MSDN BeLux is organizing a road show around these technologies. This is your chance to learn about Silverlight, new ASP.NET Ajax features and learn about the .NET Client...
2 Oct 2008
Project Rosetta – from Flash to Silverlight
Last week the DPE team at Microsoft launch a new site was launched with articles especially written for flash developers and designers that want to learn about Silverlight: Project Rosetta . To start there is a collection of 9 lessons that focus on one specific feature and explain the concept including...
11 Sep 2008
Expression Blend 2: tips & tricks using the interface
Being a developer using Expression Blend 2 (or 2.5 Preview) for implementing basic design of Silverlight or WPF applications, I’ve collected a list of my favorite shortcuts and tips to using the interface. At first it’s a whole new interface you need to get used. These are my personal most used shortcuts...
25 Aug 2008
Silverlight 2 Beta 2 and related downloads
During the opening keynote at TechEd Orlando last Tuesday, Soma announced the availability of Silverlight 2 Beta 2. As from now you can find the different downloads related to Silverlight 2 Beta 2. The best place to start is reading Scott Guthrie's post on the beta 2 release . As always, he gives a clear...
8 Jun 2008
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