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  • Blog Post: A year in numbers

    As someone who works with Academics and students my year starts and ends in line with the Academic year (which is also more or less aligned with the Microsoft fiscal year but that is a different story). So every year before term, we look back at what we have done “last year” and start thinking about...
  • Blog Post: My Silverlight Demo Links

    I (and my colleague Ed Dunhill ) are currently visiting a number of Universities in the UK delivering technology talks as part of the Inspiration Tour (more info on the planned date are available on Ed’s blog ). During the Silverlight session we show a number of really cool Silverlight sites (when we...
  • Blog Post: My visit to the University of Sunderland

    I’m back from a trip to Sunderland where I met about 120 students yesterday as part of the Inspiration Tour 2008/2009 . I was really impressed by the campus, not just because of the quality of the building but also because of the openness of it… The Informatics Centre has a terraced area (see photo below...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Technology Day (AKA me on stage right after Steve Ballmer)

    On Wednesday 1st of October, join us at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the Microsoft Student Technology Day an event organised to discuss the next generation of computer science innovation with students and lecturers from across the UK. We lined up a number of very cool sessions...
  • Blog Post: Failure becoming success: the Fail Whale Story

    As I wrote in my previous post , I saw the Twitter Fail Whale several times this morning and then I bumped in this post at ReadWriteWeb . It tells the story of the Fail Whale image and how this work of art from an unknown artist ( Yiying Lu ) became one of the symbols of Social Media. What I find fascinating...
  • Blog Post: Twitter down this morning

    This morning I keep getting this notice from Twitter: And then saw this comic and realised this is how I feel!!!! I am getting addicted!!!!
  • Blog Post: Thoughts about the Imagine Cup finals

    I attended the presentations delivered by the 6 Embedded, 3 Games Design and 6 Software Design finalists at the Imagine Cup Finals in Paris today (and by the way check out the event blog and the official site for more info). On top of the high quality of the projects (some of which really impressed me...
  • Blog Post: Presentation at the Scottish Further Education Unit Event

    On the 26th of June I attended the Scottish Further Education Unit ’s Computing and Information Technology Subject Network Conference - A Qualifications Update . As part of the event, I delivered a speech on the latest Developer Technologies (including Visual Studio, XNA, Silverlight and Expression)...
  • Blog Post: XNA presentation at the MSDN roadshow in London

    In a post some time ago I mentioned going to the MSDN Roadshow in London and while there I was interviewed about the XNA demonstration we had over there. I just found out that the video of this interview has been published on http://www.ilivetocode.com/games . (On the same occasion also Paul Foster has...
  • Blog Post: Back from the MSDN Roadshow in London… What I have seen and what I have learned

    I just came back from the MSDN Roadshow in London. We had some great sessions for .NET developers delivered by the UK MSDN team (upcoming sessions in Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle): Mike Taulty - “ADO.NEXT – Entity Framework & Data Services” Mike Ormond - “ASP.NEXT – The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to my (P)BLog

    Hello World! My name is Paolo Barone and I just joined the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team in the UK, working in the Academic team . But who am I? And what does it mean "Evangelism"? And why did I think (yet) another blog would be useful for the world? Well, first of all...
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