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  • Blog Post: How to Navigate the HTML5 Video Maze

    I am constantly being asked by web developers how they can get started with HTML5 Video. My first question is normally: Why do you want to use it? What problem are you trying to solve? More often than not the answer comes back as: I want my video to play on mobile devices. When you break it...
  • Blog Post: The Pollinator

    I wrote previously about Click Suite, Auckland Museum + the ‘Hybridiser’ as part of Wonderland: The Mystery of the Orchid exhibition at Auckland Museum. This time Click Suite are at it again with The Pollinator . launched as part of the Wonderland: The Magic of the Rose exhibition. Zef describes the...
  • Blog Post: Click Suite, Auckland Museum + the ‘Hybridiser’

    Click Suite has a long history of awesome interactive new media projects. Their front end weapon of choice has almost exclusively been Flash. Zef Fugaz has always been one for pushing the user experience to the edge and delivered a great session at the Microsoft Expression for Art’s Sake event on User...
  • 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: It Took Me Four Months But Here It Is - Thirty One Demos in Thirty Nine Minutes.

    Four months ago I started a little project making a video out of a bunch of demos that I had been giving to different audiences over the second half of last year. I finally finished the video over the holiday break and have today got it uploaded and live online. I have updated my previous presentation...
  • Blog Post: As promised to many here are my links from recent presentations

    UPDATE: I have finally had a chance to finish the video I have been making to showcase all this stuff so here it is... 31 demos in 39 minutes! 1. Microsoft Research Group Shot 2. Sea Dragon ( TED Video ) 3. Photosynth 4. Microsoft Research HD View ( Auckland , Wellington ) 5. Virtual Earth ...
  • Blog Post: Free Training DVD's in New Zealand

    How would you like hours and hours (in fact weeks) of training and sessions on WPF, Silverlight and everything Web Related? Arturo Toledo has even given us permission to share with you the Expression Blend, Web and Silverlight Hands On Labs from MIX! One of my favourite labs is building the Expression...
  • Blog Post: Rugby Video and the Web

    With the first All Black team of the year being named this afternoon I thought it was quite fitting to do a rugby post. Last week I was working with the team from SiliconCoach in Dunedin helping test their new Rugby Sportswizard application . The application is really sweet in its approach and design...
  • Blog Post: MIX07 Your Product is a feature of the Web!

    It is now Sunday the 6th of May and I want to do my MIX wrap before I return to the office on Monday morning. Well Wednesday isn't too bad ;) First of all I just want to say "Wow"... last year MIX put a line in the sand marking Microsoft's strengthening commitment to the Web... this year we built...
  • Blog Post: Technical Briefing Wrap and HOLIDAY!

    First of all what does it look like to talk to nearly 2000 people? Well here is a picture I found on flickr of 900 people... yup I'm in there #9 top row. Think double this and we will be just about there! It was all of you that made this event so successfull, THANKS! Darryl did a great...
  • Blog Post: What is better than 1 offline newspaper to read on the Plane? 4 Offline Newspapers ;)

    Tim broke the news this morning, the Daily Mail in the UK , forbes.com and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer have joined the New York Times in releasing WPF based news reading applications. From my inital checks it looks like Forbes is the only reader that has opted not to ask you to register to use...
  • Blog Post: Just saw this .NET 3 training

    "The .NET Framework 3.0 training kit for WF, WCF, and CardSpace includes a set of hands-on-labs, demos, and presentations. The content was originally designed as part of the Windows Server Ascend training and has been used several times for training classes. Consequently, the content is organized into...
  • Blog Post: Counting the days... 26 work days, 3 keynotes, 3 presentations and 1 external conference.

    I just planned my time for the rest of Feb and March and I am overwhelmed by how much work I have left to do. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, on the 24th of March I am flying my family to Europe for a month long holiday! I am going to be blogging infrequently over the coming weeks sorry...
  • Blog Post: My Tech.Ready (Well at least the parts I can talk about)

    I'm starting my long flight home from Seattle to Auckland. Please join me for another long convoluted post about this week abroad all written and linked while disconnected from the Internet ;) Each year technical Microsoft staff that are based out in the field fly to Seattle to attend a week long...
  • Blog Post: WPF Ready for Win Forms Prime Time? The Xceed DataGrid for WPF.

    There was an email thread going around the NZ .NET mailing list yesterday asking whether an enterprise winforms developer should be looking at doing a new development of their LOB application in WPF or if it is still a little early. Chuck suggested that "For most mainstream line of Business applications...
  • Blog Post: CES Yahoo and Windows DreamScene

    I have been linking to ( Lee Brimelow ) and http://thewpfblog.com for a while now. Check out what Lee and the team at Frog rolled out for Yahoo at CES . Yes another commercial Windows Presentation Foundation application. Oh yeah and I'm pretty excited about Windows DreamScene as well... here is...
  • Blog Post: What are you doing this Friday at 9:30am?

    We'll be hosting our first ever live online technical chat with the WPF team at Redmond! No registration just showup on Friday at 9:30am. We'll have a collection of the WPF team on hand to answer your technical questions, hear your feedback on what we should be doing in our next release, share...
  • Blog Post: Expand Your Portfolio... it's a wrap!

    Hey there, Two weeks ago we met and presented to over 200 people from more than 85 companies across New Zealand! We got some great feedback and had heaps of fun doing it! I have got great feedback via email and I have had truck loads of people wanting to show their friends... learn more and...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.0 eLearning clinics - Free Until the Launch of .NET 3.0!

    This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft's next generation technology within their solutions. Topics covered within the...
  • Blog Post: Live Search

    Try this... 1. Go to http://www.google.com/ 2. Type in "search" 3. Click "I'm Feeling Lucky" :) Also If you have .NET 3.0 RC installed take a look at this from Lee Brimelow .
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