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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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    A new DeepZoom composer preview…

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    The DeepZoom Composer preview has just been updated as reported by the team here (this is actually the second release that fixes a small bug in the original one announced and documented here ). On top of normal bug fixes and performance enhancements,...
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    Microsoft participation and contribution to Open Source steps up

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    Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy, just announced in his blog (from the OSCON conference in Portland, Oregon) that we are stepping up our participation and contribution to Open Source. First of all we are going to provide monetary sponsorship...
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    More free software from Microsoft: Caligari trueSpace 7.6

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    Yes, yes, yes, yes!!! I was hoping for this since we acquired Caligari some time ago. We just announced that Caligari trueSpace 7.6 is available for all and for free!!! ( click here to register and download ). Moreover it is now fully integrated with...
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    Xbox LIVE Community Games are here!!!

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    It has been rumored for a while and finally it happened!! The XNA team just announced that starting Holiday 08 XNA games developers will be able to publish their games on http://creators.xna.com and be paid for playing it!!! Here is how it is going to...
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    Failure becoming success: the Fail Whale Story

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    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...
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    Twitter down this morning

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    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!!!!
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    Update on Mesh…

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    I just received this update from the Mesh product team about the extension of the Mesh Technical Preview I referred to in my earlier post : Live Mesh still in Tech Preview, but ready for more users Our forum announcement from yesterday got a lot of people...
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    Live Mesh available for everyone (with a trick at least)

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    The Live Mesh product team just announced that it is available for everyone in the US (without the need for an invite as it was until yesterday)… What about us non Americans? Well… Live Mesh checks for your OS language settings and if it is set to EN...
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    Schizoid: the first XNA game commercially available

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    Torpex Games have just released Schizoid on the the Xbox LIVE Arcade! The cool thing about this is that it is the very first commercial game (at least that we know of) completely developed in XNA. I played with a beta of it some time ago and… it is simply...
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