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    Silverlight Insight event for UK Academics

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    We (the Microsoft Academic Team in the UK) are arranging an event targeted to Academics in Universities and Design Schools in the UK. Silverlight Insight is a one-day event designed to give attendees a solid understanding of the Silverlight 2 platform...
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    Microsoft Expression Studio 2 has just been released

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    We just released Expression Studio 2. The suite includes Expression Web 2, Expression Blend 2, Expression Design 2, Expression Media 2 and Expression Encoder 2 and works seamlessly with both Visual Studio 2005 AND Visual Studio 2008. The team committed...
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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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    DeepZoomPix: bringing together Silverlight and Azure

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    Have you ever wondered how Silverlight could take advantage of the Azure platform? Well, we just released DeepZoomPix a fantastic photo sharing site that takes advantage of both these technologies to provide a truly innovative way of sharing your photos...
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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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    I have proof: I’m a PC

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    As Steve Clayton reports today on his blog , looks like starting tomorrow we’ll roll out some more ads called “I’m a PC” to celebrate all the different people who use Windows in their work and life and are quite happy and successful (and you can read...
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    My LIve Mesh session at the Vista Squad user group

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    A few weeks ago I did a Live Mesh Session for the Vista Squad user group which the guys recorded. The recording is now available here in HD quality or using the embedded player below. Live Mesh By Vista Squad View in HD Download 720p HD...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Thoughts about the Imagine Cup finals

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    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...
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    The Imagine Cup ‘08 is Over, well done everyone

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    I am sitting now in the staff room at the Imagine Cup finals venue and thinking about the last few days. Most of the people left already and this is a good time to try to write down what I feel the Imagine Cup is all about. As I mentioned in my previous...
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    Are Universities relevant for employers?

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    I was in Manchester on June 20th for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the world's first stored-program electronic digital computer program successfully on 21st June 1948. That program was written by Tom Kilburn who, along with the late F.C....
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    Back from the MSDN Roadshow in London… What I have seen and what I have learned

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    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...
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    Welcome to my (P)BLog

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    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...
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    Bill Gates’ last keynote at Tech·Ed: announcing Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    Today was Bill Gates’ last public keynote as Microsoft Chief Software Architect. He spoke at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers conference and you can see a streaming version of the keynote here . While Bill is probably not the most exciting...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Microsoft Student Technology Day (AKA me on stage right after Steve Ballmer)

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    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. ...
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