April, 2007

  • Mark Johnston's Blog

    Silverlight Streaming announced at Mix

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    Our team is doing a lot of work on producing screencasts (Nuggets we call them) and are using the Microsoft.com servers to host them. I heard about Silverlight Streaming a while ago and thought what a wonderful solution to our hosting needs - Silverlight...
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    End to end WPF demo - Family.Show

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    Vertigo Software have just shipped Family.Show (family history explorer - stuff that my Dad would dig really!), a complete end to end reference example of building an application using Windows Presentation Foundation The Source Code is available for download...
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    Silverlight DreamScene content available

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    Barak has the skinny on the recently published DreamScene video background that gives you the uber cool Silverlight branding as moving desktop wallpaper (if you are running Windows Vista Ultimate). Brandon LeBlanc even did a short video to 'wow' us: Video...
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    Everyone is at Mix but me, but I can still play along at home...

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    It looks like a lot of my group are out in Las Vegas for Mix to hear about all the wonderful things that interest developers, designers and web business types. Now, I am a little miffed about not getting out there, but thankfully, I don't have to be for...
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    3rd party Silverlight controls available already

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    Looks like someone is quick off the mark. Telerik has released a set of UI controls for Silverlight based on the February CTP. The Cube and its demo of a living room is really sweet and let's hope they keep shipping as Silverlight gets bigger and better...
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    Adobe and Microsoft's RIA offerings

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    Via Scott Barnes v A great article from Ryan Stewart (covers a lot of the RIA world) on the confusion around Microsoft's and Adobe's latest offerings into the world of rich client development. He clarifies the confusion between technologies that run on...
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    Visual Studio 'Orcas' Beta 1 available online

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    Available to MSDN subscribers and coming online to Microsoft.com/downloads shortly. Soma Somasegar (the big kahuna in charge of Developer Division) has the details Visual Studio 'Orcas' Beta 1 released Technorati tags: visual studio , orcas , beta , developer...
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    agHost in Silverlight

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    I've known about the name for Silverlight for a while and even so never put 2 + 2 together when it came to the agHost.js file (which is used to instantiate the Silverlight object in your browser of choice). You see, I had always thought that the ag was...
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    "WPF/E" becomes Silverlight

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    At NAB this week in Las Vegas, we have announced the product name for "WPF/E" and that is Silverlight . Anyone that has been to an event knows how frustrating it's been to call it "-WPF/E-". Press release on Silverlight and www.microsoft.com/silverlight...
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    WPF Styles and Template explained with style

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    Via Nathan Dunlap . This article by Nick Thuesen introduces the concept of Styles and Templates in WPF in a fun and compelling way. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Nick’s Twisted Perspectives on Styles and Templates
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    I've been blogging for ages

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    Well, I'm nicely ticking along with blogging (over the 100 post mark) and I was doing some research into a program I used to run in the academic team called Project Hurricane which has all but disappeared off t'internet. So, I fired up the Wayback Machine...
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    Mark of the Web

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    No, not me! But more a feature of Internet Explorer that enhances security when running web pages from a particular source. This is a protective feature that will run a web page in the security zone it was saved from (as long as it is more restrictive...
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    Free web application hackers workshop coming up

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    SPI Dynamics are running a web application hacking workshop at Microsoft UK campus on the 26th April and it is FREE for anyone to attend. Thankfully, it's not free for wannabe hackers but is all about helping web developers secure their applications and...
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    PhotoStore WPF demo

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    For those people who have seen my demo of styling a photo browser application using Expression Blend recently at the MSDN road show or user group meetings, this demo may be worth downloading. It is a much richer version of my 'on-stage' demo using the...
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    VBUG Northeast WPF, Expression and WPF/E event follow-up

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    This is for attendees of the event earlier in the week in Newcastle (Northumbria Uni venue). As promised, the slides and demos are attached although you will need to source your own WMV video for the WPF/E demo as the one I used is 70 meg and I'm sure...
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    FeedGhost RSS Reader - WinForms RSS reader by UK micro ISV

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    I got an email from Stu Smith at BinaryComponents Ltd who produce FeedGhost a new RSS reader built on .NET and WinForms technology pimping their new product and seeing if I wanted to try their service out. It looks fantastic and goes to show you can achieve...
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    Expression Blend and Web coming to a developer near you!

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    It's great news this morning that Soma Somasegar and Forest Key have announced that Expression Blend and Web will be made available to customers who have MSDN Premium. Over the past 2 months we have been touring the country doing road show events to large...
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