Everyone loves a nice viral ad campaign, no one more so than me!
The Webharmony campaign was launched a few weeks back to drive awareness of the Expression and Visual Studio 2008 tools from Microsoft, more specifically how XAML is bridging the two worlds allowing developers and Designers to work in harmony!!
If you haven't seen this already then take a look!
Scott Guthrie has published a tutorial to create a twitter app in Silverlight using Expression Blend 2....
I will let the compilation talk for itself, but the techies among you will appreciate the size of this deepzoom compilation and the challenges in pulling it together…..
This has to be one of the best all round Silverlight demo's i have seen! built by a team here in the UK, it utilises a lot of the latest features including deepzoom in a real world scenario that almost anyone can relate to.
Microsoft Health Common User Interface.....
The Marathon des Sables is hailed as the toughest footrace in the world. To compete, not only do you need to be fit, you need extreme mental strength .
The MDS covers 243km (151 miles) over 6 days; with the stages split to approximately 25km, 34km, 38km, 82km 42km and 22km. Competitors are required to carry everything they need for the duration of the event (apart from a tent) and water is rationed throughout the various stages. If that doesn’t sound so bad; the final detail is that the event is staged across the Sahara Desert in Morocco!
Competitors are completely self-sustained and will have to endure temperatures of up to 120⁰F, run over uneven rocky and stony ground and battle with sand dunes for 15 – 20% of the distance. The heat, distance and rubbing is likely to trash your feet. Dehydration is a serious threat throughout the duration of the race. Physical fitness is a fundamental requirement but mental stamina probably constitutes atleast 50% of whether competitors complete or not. The fourth day of the race really epitomizes what this event is all about: 45 – 50 miles across the barren wilderness with a 42km marathon distance the very next day. This really is the toughest footrace on earth!
….And I’m competing!!