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  • Blog Post: Do we have one site too many?

    In the past month if you’ve interacted with via twitter, email, facebook etc you’ve probably been asked by me “How many sites do you visit a week”. I only ask is that I've got this theory or ill feeling that we at Microsoft are making far too many websites than we need to, but at this point it’s just...
  • Blog Post: Belong to a Tribe, not a brand.

    I often in my travels visit customers who at times present a behavior that at times i can only describe as blind faith towards Microsoft. I’m somewhat unnerved by that and it’s not because i think Microsoft isn’t worthy of faith, it’s more a long the lines of understanding the rules of engagement really...
  • Blog Post: SilverZine.com A Must Read.

    Alex Knight a fellow Aussie, has kicked off an online site focused purely on helping designers navigate the trouble waters of Silverlight . http://www.silverzine.com To quote: There is plenty of sites out there dedicated to developers and code related tutorials on how to build Silverlight applications...
  • Blog Post: Where do I go to get the latest movements in Silverlight?

    By rights you should be answering that question with sites like Silverlight.Net and if you're not getting that answer, my comments and inbox are wide open for your commentary as in the end our goal is to provide less friction as possible to ensuring you're kept up to speed on the ongoing's of Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: A community is defined by its actions.

    I used to play World of Warcraft a lot, and my character lived in the Horde realm (therefore I was part of the Orc Community). I generally preferred to hang out at the Orc City (Origrammar) as to me that's where I belonged. That is until I began to think about online communities in general, in that why...
  • Blog Post: Get behind the Expression Community Site.

    I will admit one thing, we at Microsoft at times have a lot of online brands to cater to the Silverlight, WPF and Expression Studio ecosystem. There are a lot of moving parts to our UX Platform with events, communities etc all having niche requirements. That being said, there is one  that will bring...
  • Blog Post: Why Chad is excited about Silverlight 2.0

    I stumbled upon a post by Chad Campbell via my RSS reads (244 down, 9398 to go) and I enjoyed reading Chad's passion and insight into what he's thoughts are about the Silverlight 2.0 journey ahead. Chad has also written or is writing a book on Silverlight 2.0, so be sure to keep an eye out for that....
  • Blog Post: Nigel shows off our research goodies.

    I see at times comments left on forums from folks whom have a beef with Microsoft that we don't innovate. One could respond with the things we do right or you could take a page out of Nigel Parker's book and simply put video where our keyboard is. Nigel has a great video demo of all of our research goodies...
  • Blog Post: MIX On Campus - Brisbane (QUT)

    On Tuesday 20th , I'll be attending MIX On Campus, a concept that our Nicholas Ellery has single handedly worked his butt of to organise (well done Nick) You can view more details here: http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com This event will take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Note: Perth is still...
  • Blog Post: Web On The Piste (New Zealand).

    I'll be attending and speaking at the first " Web On The Piste " in New Zealand next week. This is a conference being organized by both Straker and Gruden , two companies in which I've had a lot of positive dealings with over the years. It's shaping up to being hopefully a permanent fixture on my conference...
  • Blog Post: We gave birth to RIA.

    Adobe's Mike Downey and I were throwing comments back and forth on twitter.com this morning, it was derived from Brad Becker (ex Flash Product guy @ Macromedia and now Microsoft staffer) post on RIA . Brad posted this a few months ago when JD @ Adobe got all fired up over Rich Interactive Applications...
  • Blog Post: OzSilverlight Discussion List takes form.

    The folks at Readify.com have formed a mailing list titled "OzSilverlight". It's something in which I'll obviously be heavily involved if as life in the realms of Silverlight continue. It's gotten off to a great initial start and if you want access to it, then simply flick an email to: listserver...
  • Blog Post: Catchup time..

    It's been a while since I last updated my blog but this is what has happened since I last posted: My Role within Microsoft just became much clearer, in that I have a renewed focus on what I am to achieve in the upcoming fiscal year and ideas on how to do this. This came from an intense 2 weeks of FY08...
  • Blog Post: In Perth.

    I arrived in Perth last night and spent most of this afternoon walking around for a bit of a wonder, to check out the CBD and try and absorb as much of Perth as I can (First time here). I also had the pleasure of meeting up with some of the local User Group leads and we touched on how Microsoft could...
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