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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Design Events

    [Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog ] Our team is cooking up some events on how to effectively leverage SharePoint without having to sacrifice a great website design. We’ll show the basic fundamental concepts around how SharePoint works (if you’re new to it as a platform), then we’ll walk through...
  • Blog Post: NUI Camp Tomorrow in DC

    [Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog ] If you haven’t seen it yet, NUI Camp is tomorrow. In Reston, VA. And it’s FREE. If you’re a designer or developer and want to learn more about Natural User Interfaces by actually building them – don’t miss out. Drop by www.nuicamp.net to register. James
  • Blog Post: FREE UX Training - .toolbox

    [Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog ] I really wanted to let everyone know about this phenomenal resource that was launched during MIX10 this year….called .toolbox . So what is it and why should you care? Here’s the creator’s brief description: .toolbox is a free online training program from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: First NUI Camp Announced

    [Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog ] I’m happy to FINALLY announce the first NUI (Natural User Interface) Camp on April 24th and will be held in Reston Virginia. This is the first of a series of NUI developer & designer events targeted to getting you real, hands-on experience learning and...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

    A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: More Than Pretty Colors: Building Business Apps with Silverlight 4 & WCF RIA Services

    REGISTER TODAY! Click the link above, visit http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032437878&Culture=en-US OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference event ID 1032437878 Event Date: January 20, 2010 Registration: 17:30 Event Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Event Location...
  • Blog Post: Hidden gems in the gaming starter kit

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Yesterday I blogged about the SketchFlow starter kit and how great I thought it was.  Well, last night, I went ahead and tried the Venture into Gaming with Behaviors in Expression Blend 3 starter kit from: http://adamkinney.com/Blog/4-Expression-Studio-3-Starter...
  • Blog Post: Get up to speed on SketchFlow FAST

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . SketchFlow is a feature of Expression Blend 3.  If you aren’t familiar with SketchFlow, then you should check out: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/SketchFlow_OverView.aspx “SketchFlow revolutionizes how quickly and efficiently you can demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: XamlFest DC (March 4 and 5)

    Here’s a chance at some free WPF and Silverlight training.  XamlFest is an event touring around the US enabling developers to ramp up their WPF/Silverlight skills quickly.  Here is the description of the event: “Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have...
  • Blog Post: DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight

    Building off the sample app built during the Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond Developer Dinner, James Chittenden will cover all the basics that every designer and developer of WPF and Silverlight applications needs to know. Building off of preceding developer session...
  • Blog Post: DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive

    Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday.  James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team.  The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my team has done for the last few years, except the content...
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