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  • Blog Post: NZsynth – How It Was Done

    Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the...
  • Blog Post: Intergen, Buttercups and Silverlight Accessibility.

    It seems fitting with Coldplay being in Auckland last week and Yellow producing a custom version of IE8 that we continue the Yellow theme. Back in December 2006 Forrester released a report titled  Smackdown: Rich Internet Applications Versus HTML We found that, on average, RIAs outperform HTML interfaces;...
  • Blog Post: Deep Zoom Photographs

    Back in May I delivered a session titled “MIX08: A Developers Perspective” where I first showed the programmability of Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2. Off the back of those sessions I have seen a few large scale developments take place in NZ using Silverlight 2 and Deep Zoom. None of them have come to market...
  • Blog Post: Artist in Residence Melbourne Dec 1-5

    Michael Kordahi and Shane Morris are holding an Artist in Resident (AiR) in Melbourne from Dec 1-5. Michael wrote: For those unfamiliar: AiR is a program whereby a developer and designer pair get together and build something in Silverlight from scratch. It goes for 5 days where you start with some training...
  • Blog Post: WPF/ Silverlight Control Toolkit - Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP

    In today’s PDC keynote theGu announced a new control suite for Silverlight 2 and WPF . The Silverlight controls announced today don’t exist in WPF just yet but have been written in a way that can be easily ported to WPF. These releases continue to drive towards the arrowhead vision for WPF and...
  • Blog Post: IIS Smooth Streaming - Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming

    PDC isn’t the only conference in LA this week also taking place is Digital Hollywood (yes that is their website!). This morning in the US at Digital Hollywood Microsoft introduced “IIS Smooth Streaming”, an extension of IIS Media Pack for up to HD-quality adaptive streaming video delivery . Initially...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Version 2 RC0 Released! Prepare Your Applications Now

    Scott Guthrie has the low down! Version 2 of the Silverlight developer runtime along with the Silverlight Tools is now available. This release candidate will give developers the chance to convert their sites from Beta 2 –> Release before the final release of the runtime is out. Also, included below...
  • Blog Post: H.264 video support And Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Coming in Silverlight!

    Silverlight Shines at International Broadcasting Conference 2008 in Amsterdam Later this week, at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2008 in Amsterdam, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate an important new capability for Silverlight - playback of H.264-based video. This is great news for content...
  • Blog Post: Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom

    Donavon West has created a killer deep zoom using tens of thousands of images making up the face of Barack Obama. It is very cool and available to view at http://www.deepzoomobama.com The great part is that Donavon has also released a "how to" build your own mosaic and host it on us for free using...
  • Blog Post: On Sunday Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Was Released

    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 now provides everybody with a commercial go-live license . Scott Guthrie has the lowdown as does Tim Heuer on how to get started. Scott Barnes throws in his comments as well. Once you upgrade your browser to Silverlight 2 Beta 2 you will no longer be able to run Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MIX08: A Developers Perspective... IT'S A WRAP!

    Thanks all for coming out and participating in the conversation surrounding future web technologies and Silverlight 2 over the last week and a half. As promised this is my post outlining the various things that I presented including source code when available and all that other good stuff! Remember...
  • Blog Post: How Did You Do That Fancy PIP Reflection Stuff?

    I've had a few people contact me asking questions about how I did that fancy Picture In Picture and Video Reflection stuff in my Vimeo and Facebook Videos linked off my my previous post . Well the answer may not be what you expect. I used Expression Encoder 2 (namely the new video overlay feature...
  • Blog Post: Training on all the Latest Stuff!

    Great news the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training kit has been released containing six hands-on labs, made up of the following technologies: ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Silverlight controls Also available...
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