August, 2007

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    Silverlight interview with me on Partner TV

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    It's a surreal experience seeing yourself in the browser talking about Silverlight (very slick Silverlight based player they are using!!) - James and I chewed the fat on Silverlight to Microsoft Partner's an insight into why Silverlight matters. Partner...
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    Tafiti.com - search engine built on Silverlight

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    Tafiti (or "do research" in Swahili) is a great example of what can be done with Silverlight technology and how it can be applied to enhance traditional applications. You can save and share searches and spin between content (images, blogs, web results...
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    Halo 3 and Silverlight goodness

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    Halo on MSN, Silverlight style
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    Students...we're coming to a university near you - Microsoft Inspiration Tour

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    We are starting to promote the Microsoft Inspiration Tour - a national tour of UK universities talking about the latest technologies with a simple aim: Show that we Microsoft has some pretty cool stuff and there are loads of great opportunities for students...
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    A little blog redirection

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    I've been umming and ahhing about what to do with this now that I have changed roles and no longer getting to spend all my time with the fun world of Silverlight and WPF. I've had some great experiences and decent traffic through my blog, especially around...
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    Green Windows Home Server

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    I was reading Matt McSpirit's blog and stumbled upon Tranquil PC , a company Matt has been talking to about their new Windows Home Server product T7-HSA . I've been thinking of getting a WHS machine for a while now to hold and back-up all my important...
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    Web analytics software from Microsoft - Gatineau Beta

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    I saw an internal mail pimping this new service from the advertising wing of MS - Gatineau is: Our new web analytics service, code-named Gatineau, is open for beta. In addition to all of the standard analytics features, Gatineau can correlate your web...
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    Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals Korea - armchair viewing...

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    I'm stuck back here in the UK with a mountain of work to get through so canceled my flight and have to settle for following all the teams from the comfort of my laptop screen here in very sunny Blighty! I thought I'd highlight a couple of the locals going...
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    Imagine Cup 2007 Update

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    The UK didn't get through but did their best, so well done from me! Seems like the stream of videos is still coming over on Channel 8 (check it out) Imagine Cup 2007: Day 2 Imagine Cup 2007: Algorithm Imagine Cup 2007: Day 1 And Nick (who I spent time...
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    WPF + monopoly = WPFopoly

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    Former intern and Microsoft Student Partner, Matt Duffin , has started a blog following the progress of his final year project. He is using Windows Presentation Foundation to create a digital version of the classic board game Monopoly Knowing Matt quite...
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    Windows Live SkyDrive

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    Another week another cool product with a decent name. SkyDrive is a great new service in the cloud that will allow you to store your precious files. Quick summary: - 500 MB storage for free (would love to see a high capacity paid for service). - Public...
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    Drawing on Windows Live Maps

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    I've been looking to draw regions on a map and zone the country into areas for some marketing research we are doing and I haven't had a very elegant solution...until now. Thanks to a post from James on the recent Foot and Mouth 'worry' in the UK and how...
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    XNA Studio 2.0 announced

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    Michael Klucher has just announced XNA Studio 2.0 detailing some of the enhancements coming in the XNA Framework and XNA Studio. Coming in the late part of 2007 according to the blog post. If you are a student interested in making your mark in the games...
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    Imagine Cup 2007 Winners announced.

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    The results are in and since I'm not there I'll defer to Nick (one of the judges) to reel off the winners of the many Imagine Cup competitions - Imagine Cup: Awards Ceremony and Results Over the next few weeks I'd expect lots of videos to appear online...
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    Imagine Cup Video - blast from the past

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    Not sure if Dianne reads this blog now she has returned to Melbourne, Australia but dug out this old viral video we used to promote the Imagine Cup for you :) (I pushed for David Beckham to be added, just for a laugh rather than as true inspiration for...
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