August, 2008

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    Microspotting: what Microsofties are all about…

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    I just stumbled on the microspotting site which is a blog run by Ariel Meadow Stallings who basically… goes around the Microsoft Campus, meets cool people, takes pictures of them and blogs about it!! Definitely worth checking it out to learn about the...
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    Help us making IE8 better

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    Ok, you should know that we just released Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 and that is is awesome (check my mini-mini-mini review here). I’m sure you downloaded and installed it and started experiencing all the cool features. But… did you find sites that do...
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    Windows 7 and Vista performance

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    Today Steven Sinofsky published a very interesting Windows 7 -- Approach to System Performance in the Engineering Windows 7 blog. This is a very interesting entry for anybody who is interested in software development and in the trade offs that need to...
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    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Now Available

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    It was announced some time ago and right on time the IE team released the second beta of Internet Explorer 8 . You can read the details in the official team post , but I would like to highlight what I think are the most significant features of this beta...
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    Yet more new (cool) stuff on live.com

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    Now that the Olympic Games are over, the team at live.com rolled out a new home page experience (after the beautiful collection of Olympic photos ). Now, look how the new live.com page looks like… a beautiful photo of Montepulciano, Italy: Ok but… other...
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    Olympic Stadiums Designs

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    I’m moving away from software on this post, but as I am interested in all around design anyway, I found this very interesting and worth publishing. Mark Hurst at the Good Experience blog (by the way, an excellent read if you are interested in thoughts...
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    More on the Live.com Olympic photos

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    Sometime ago I posted about the beautiful Olympic photos being used on live.com as a page background and then published the link to a skydrive I created to collect them. Today the guys at Liveside.net shared in a post that livesino.net collected every...
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    US Elections Democratic Convention: Powered by Silverlight

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    After the big success by NBC in using Silverlight for their online coverage of the Beijing Olympcs , now the US Democratic Party is using it to power their online presence. If you go to the official website of the convention http://www.demconvention.com...
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    Mike ormond on Silverlight and the Mandelbrot Set

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    Mike delivered a demo on Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to the Vista Squad user group in London this week (where I spoke about Live Mesh ) and now he just published the code he used during his demo. He described how to produce programmatically the tiles used by...
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    Microphone: Connect with the Microsoft educational community over Facebook

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    We just launched a new Facebook app called "Microphone" . The app will allow people getting in touch with the team using discussion boards, videos, photos, news, etc. If you are in Facebook and interested in getting in touch check it out!! Technorati...
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    Is that it?

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    I guess I need to get my black dress, mask, helmet and cloak ready.... Was too good not to share :) And then people say that Twitter is not useful…
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    Live Mesh Videos

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    Who follows me on Twitter may know that yesterday I presented the Live Mesh experience to the Vista Squad user group in London. I think it was very cool and I promised to share some links to useful resources and videos about, so here we are: Platform...
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    Amazing: Photosynth is now available for everyone

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    I was really waiting for this and since last night Photosynth is finally available for everyone. In case you have never heard about it, it is a software technology that allows uploading digital photographs (of an object, a building, a place, whatever...
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    Powerpoint, Vista and Epson printers…

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    I recently rebuild my laptop and stumbled on a problem which I had from day one with my Epson Photo R200 printer… Every time I closed PowerPoint I would get an application crash and PowerPoint would restart. I remember that some time ago I found out this...
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    First press release about nbcolympics.com

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    NBC just published their first press release about the usage of nbcolympics.com . Some quite impressive numbers: NBCOlympics.com on MSN attracts over 6 million users daily, who have already watched nearly 3.5 million hours of video content. On average...
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    New blog: Engineering Windows 7

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    Since the release of Vista, the engineering team has been quite careful about what to discuss about the ongoing effort (see the quite discussed about Translucency vs. Transparency Blog Post by Mary Jo Foley). It is quite understandable that media,...
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    More on the new live.com page

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    A few days ago I posted a blog about the new live.com page which uses beautiful themed background pictures (and of course the theme is currently the Olympic games in Beijing). Since then I discovered that this page is visible not only if you are in the...
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    A chance to meet some Expression Media folks

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    David Sayed, Senior Product Manager in the Expression Media team, just blogged about a possible London meetup with a bunch of folks from the Expression Media team since they will be in town for ReMix UK 08 and Photokina (I wish I could go there too, it...
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    Want to learn .NET 3.5 Enhancement features?

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    Right after the release of .NET 3.5 SP1 , here comes the .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit which includes presentations, hands on labs and other material covering .NET 3.5 Enhancement features including: ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 released

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    Today Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 have been released to web and are available from the download centre: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 The .NET Framework 3...
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    Really beautiful new live.com start page

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    Since a couple of weeks live.com started presenting their user with beautifully crafted start pages that show very nice photos as page background (unfortunately at this time only available in the US). To celebrate the Olympics, the backgrounds now show...
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    ReMix UK 08 is just around the corner

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    Who cares the Mix conference is gone already (the next one will be in March 2009)? ReMix UK 08 is coming and promises to be a very exciting “48 hours conversation all about the ‘Next Web’, what it means today and the potential impact of technologies,...
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    Really cool Olympics Popfly Games

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    The Popfly team just released a series of 10 Olympics-themed Popfly Games. To access them just go to one of the following links: Torch Lighting (Soccer) Football (will our American friends ever learn? :) ) Track and Field Archery Long Jump Weightlifting...
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    Seema Ramchandani: From Brain Science to Silverlight

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    If you wonder about this title… I did not create it myself :) I stole it from Channel 9 where Charles and Ritzy just interviewed Seema Ramchandani the performance and controls PM on the Silverlight team. Why am I posting this? Because I saw Seema presenting...
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    Read about Silverlight… in Silverlight

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    Laurence Moroney just published a blog post in which he adapted David Anson's XPS Viewer for Silverlight sample to allow reading the first 3 chapters of his Silverlight 2 book using a SIlverlight/XPS experience. ( you can check the full screen version...
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