July, 2007

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    Dotcom boom in the UK

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    According to an article in the Guardian the vast majority of venture capital money coming into Europe is being invested in British firms - some 31% or 558m Euros!! This matters a big deal and gives UK students the opportunity to leave university (or college...
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    'Microsoft,Robot' - Robotics Studio

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    I think we are a while away from the futuristic US Robotics controlled world depicted in the movie I,Robot but this great article on the IEEE demonstrates what Microsoft is doing in the Robotics world - Robotics Incorporated The article details the small...
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    MSDN Roadshow 2007

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    I have recorded the demos for my session at the MSDN Roadshow for posterity. I covered the Rich Client Development in XAML session and here are the 2 recordings: WPF Demo Silverlight Demo
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    6 Silverlight Screencasts (MSDN Nuggets)

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    I've finally got round to uploading some short MSDN Nuggets looking at particular features of Silverlight (1.1 on the whole). Here they are: Silverlight Streaming Silverlight - Linking Silverlight and ASP.NET Projects Silverlight - Debugging between Mac...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available

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    VS 2008 Beta 2 is now available for download (and with a 'go live' license) - Go grab it from MSDN /Off to download (even though I'm now in marketing) :)
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    Mix UK is event registration is live

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    Ian has the scoop on Mix UK event site going live. Great news for all web developers and designers in the UK interested in stuff like Silverlight and Expression . Sign up quick as places will go fast!! Technorati Tags: mixuk , mix , silverlight , expression
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    XNA Chief - We need interesting curriculi

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    Andy and Ed were down at Games:Edu yesterday with Chris Satchell talking about the academic programs and in particular the work we are doing to promote XNA as a platform for games curriculum. Chris took it a step further and hit the nail on the head for...
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    MSDN AA System Administrator event in UK: 6 September. Register Now!

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    Back after a great week in the US attending the annual sales and marketing funfest that is MGX. I've come back really buzzed about the job I do and ready to make a big difference in the coming year. And what better way to start than an event for some...
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    Channel8 is now live

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    As per my earlier post , Channel 8 has gone live and is looking very good. There is only one video up there so far of Joe Wilson (the head honcho for academic efforts @ MS) introducing the site and what it will be used for over the coming months Go check...
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    Expression Blend book

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    I haven't seen this posted elsewhere so thought it worth punting onto my blog. There is now a book on Expression Blend called Expression Blend Bible : Haven't read it but will probably borrow it from the MS library and see what it has to offer. Amazon...
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    Microsoft UK Student page goes live - built on Silverlight

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    I haven't been part of the development but it's good to see this finally go live. We've been hankering for a 1-stop-shop for students wanting to see what Microsoft has to offer for ages and finally have it at: www.microsoft.com/uk/students It highlights...
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    Channel9, on10....Channel 8 is coming....

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    It's going to be funky with a logo like that! And you can probably guess who it's targeted at given my new job focusing on students ;-) http://channel8.msdn.com Technorati Tags: channel9 , on10 , channel8
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