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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression offer in UK 40% off

    If you are a designer or developer that works with Microsoft technology (ASP.NET, Silverlight, etc) then this is a cracking offer from the guys over in the Microsoft Store – 40% off which means you can bag Expression Web (upgrade) for just under £60 for instance. Check it out – 40% off select Expression...
  • Blog Post: Flash v Silverlight Gallery

    Stumbled across this great site with a tonne of examples built for Flash and Silverlight. It’s from Terence Tsang , who has 6 years Flash experience and 1 year in Silverlight. Examples include source code demonstrating effects, animation and 3D. If you are a Flash developer and trying to understand Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MSDN UK events – Silverlight and WPF

    The guys in the MSDN team are presenting a load of events on rich client technologies during February: Event Description Audience: Developers In this half-day session we’ll do a refresh of the technologies that we can use to build rich, interactive clients with .NET in 2008. We’ll take a look at how...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight skills are hot!

    And my name ain’t Paris either. Nick Langley over at Computer Weekly has a great piece on how important Silverlight is in the RIA space for those with .NET skills. C# and ASP.Net web developers with Silverlight £28-40k Not bad eh? And if you fancy some formal training, check out Xpertise and this blog...
  • Blog Post: CM’s Christmas card in Silverlight Deepzoom

    The nice people over at Content Master created their Christmas card with DeepZoom : Check out Merry Christmas from all at CM Group (HT to Kris )
  • Blog Post: Photosynth goes Silverlight

    Spotted this one on the DeepZoom blog   Kudos to Mark Dawson for this Check it out - Experimental Silverlight Photosynth Viewer
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Technology Day Videos Online - SteveB and more industry/MSFT greats

    On 1 October 2008, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer and a host of industry professionals discussed the next generation of computer science innovations with more than 300 students and lecturers from across the UK - the event was the Student Technology Day . The videos are now all online in glorious Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: FREE Designer event in Manchester on 3/12 - Screenedit Sessions

    I've teamed up with the chaps from Tricky Business , Splendid and my northern pal Phil Winstanley to organise an evening focused on design and what Microsoft has to offer designers and developers who care about Experience/UX/Silverlight/WPF/Expression/Cool and beautiful technology The sessions look pretty...
  • Blog Post: Remix videos online

    Remix was only a few weeks ago now, and for those that missed out on the experience we have uploaded all the sessions and recordings for the event to the Remix site.   Highlights for me: Anything by Bill Buxton! How we built the wall by AllofUs Becoming human; smiling like you mean it, and learning...
  • Blog Post: H.264 and AAC support coming to Silverlight

    A preview of Silverlight was shown at IBC last week which supported the H.264 and AAC. Cool stuff, if you are into your video...which lots of people are. “ At IBC 2008 we will be demonstrating a technology preview of H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio playback support in Silverlight, and...
  • Blog Post: Mojave Experiment, now with added Silverlight

    Whenever Microsoft release a site with Flash on it these days, there is a lot of stick both internally and on the blogosphere about why the marketing team didn't mandate the agency build it using Silverlight. It's amazing to see that the Vista marketing folks have released an updated version of the site...
  • Blog Post: I'll be at Remix UK in Brighton on 18-19 September

    I'm going to be at Remix in Brighton on 18-19 September. It is going to be great. Tonnes of great content. Great speakers. Great location. It should be the Great British Remix :) I'll be there in my new role as Expression Product Manager, rather than my other role with academics/students. If you are...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight + Deepzoom + Cars = Me Happy

    I saw this internally and again on Tim Heuer's blog . Kelley Blue Book looks similar to an AutoTrader or Autoebid in the UK and it's Perfect Car Finder service built using Deepzoom and Silverlight allows users to filter on their preferences and see the cars available to them visually before zooming in...
  • Blog Post: Want to see some cool Silverlight sites?

    The Microsoft Art & Technology site showcases a load of Silverlight based web sites from Ice Cube through to Presidential Election sites. The site has: Background Hands on Sandbox Gallery of Silverlight sites Case studies Microsoft Art & Technology
  • Blog Post: My love for Silverlight...

    ...is so strong that I had umbrellas made for a recent event: (The pantone matches the nebula logo as well!) :-)
  • Blog Post: Visual Express Developer Center in Silverlight

    http://www.microsoft.com/express   Features include: Animated landing pages Interactive menus to explore by product or interest area Interactive product tours for each version
  • Blog Post: Silverlight blog for design agencies

    My mate Rob has started a blog on all things Silverlight. Not the dev or even the designer stuff but looking at Silverlight from a client/agency/media buyer/media owner perspective. A little blurb from Rob: "I was telling the marketing comms team here (or the beautiful people as we are known) about...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight comes to Nokia

    Bit slow off the mark on this one as I was travelling north yesterday (wish I was travelling west to Mix :-)). Seems Silverlight is coming to mobile devices and to Nokia first. Very cool. Roberto D'Angelo has the detail . Scoble raises a fun question on whether Steve Jobs would pick Silverlight for the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight event for *UK* Academics - 12th March 2008

    We are holding an event for UK academics (students supplying a . ac.uk email will be allowed to attend) at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes to help teaching staff understand Silverlight and how it can be applied in teaching. +  The event will have several sessions covering the following: Keynote...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Digital Life

    My good friend Chris has been working on this for a while and I wanted to be the first to blog about it, but it looks like Allister got their first :-) The site is built in Silverlight and is a set of interactive videos following typical digital users as they live their lives. Some great examples of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 tutorials from ScottGu

    Scott Guthrie , a Corp VP has put up a first look at Silverlight 2 and has included 8 part tutorial to whet the Silverlight appetite! ScottGu: First Look at Silverlight 2 (Hat tip to Tim Heuer )
  • Blog Post: Silverlight game Zombomatic launched on MiniClip.com

      Fun game built using Silverlight has just launched on Miniclip.com (a big casual gaming site). Go play here ! :-)
  • Blog Post: Silverlight to be available as optional download on Windows Update

    Mary Jo Foley has blogged about the release today (22nd Jan) of Silverlight 1.0 through Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services: "We are also excited to announce a new product named Silverlight , is being made available to Microsoft Update site and WSUS customers Tuesday, January 22nd...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight training videos

    Adam Kinney and co held a training day at Microsoft's campus in Redmond to help people get started and answer some fundamental questions about what the technology could do. The great news from us that don't live in the Pacific Northwest is they recorded all of the audio and video for the day and put...
  • Blog Post: How cool are you this Christmas?

    I've been involved (in the wings) in a project with the Windows Live team who used DotNet Solutions and later the Silverlight team in Seattle to produce this festive Silverlight based web site that allows users to search for the favourite and worst Christmas gift ideas and rank them on a "cool wall"...
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