Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

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May, 2007

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About Robert Burke's Weblog

These days, I'm a member of the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft Ireland.

Subscribe to my blog for the latest MSDN developer news in Ireland, and, at your discretion, you can be occasionally subjected to my tastes in artificial intelligence, photography, and the occasional moose.

It should go without saying that the views expressed here are my own, not Microsoft's. I always value feedback in the post comments, or to my Inbox via the Contact link.

I look a little like this.  But less like a disembodied head, usually.

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    Silverlight Developer Reference Diagram

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    Click to download. With props to Expression Product Manager Arturo Toledo for putting this together, and thanks for the cool poster version they're giving out here at MIX!
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    Nikon's RAW (NEF) Vista Codec Updated

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    Nikon has released an updated version of their RAW (NEF) Codec for Vista that resolves an issue that caused it to suddenly stop working last week. Apparently the problem had something to do with an expired certificate. The new Codec is still labeled...
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    MIX Misc Monday

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    Myspace presentation: Serving up the long tail's mp3 and other rich content at scale is an awesome task. And by "awesome" I mean the original, "awe-inspiring" sense of the word. Myspace is using the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime from Microsoft...
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    Microsoft Surface

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    Out of Steve Bathiche and Andy Wilson's work on Surface Computing comes an elegant 30-inch diagonal display table that reacts to touch -- and will hit the market in Winter 2007. It'll be on show at Siggraph in August. Check out the demo (done in...
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    Silverlight Airlines Keynote Demo Online

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    Last night, Delay announced the publishing of the Silverlight Airlines Demo from Monday's keynote. He and a colleague, Ted Glaza, built the demo in three weeks, beginning with nothing and building on top of the Silverlight .NET platform as it was...
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    All good things ...

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    It has now been almost three years since I joined Microsoft to work with developers in Ireland. During that time, Microsoft has unleashed one-and-a-half new Visual Studios, presented the world a new Vista, and most recently they've shed some SilverLight...
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    Communities of Purpose: Social Networking Panel

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    From left to right on the Social Networking: Enabling the Two-Way Street panel at MIX07 : Dave Morin, Facebook ; Evan Williams, Twitter ; Aaron Emigh, Six Apart ; Joseph Kleinschmidt, Leverage Software ; Marc Canter, Broadband Mechanics...
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    Silverlight Developer Resource-a-rama

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    I've been absorbing Silverlight from the perspective of a developer who wants to use .NET code to build Silverlight applications. Here are the most useful resources I've found this week: 0. The Documentation Silverlight alpha documentation and...
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    Rob's Last Stand: XNA, Microsoft Robotics Studio, 360s, Wiis, and Dancing Robots

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    Talk Abstract: By day, he's helped mild-mannered developers build n -tiered architectures using .NET technologies. But by night, the real Rob comes out. The one that works endlessly - nay, furiously - with XNA and the Microsoft Robotics Studio. And now...
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    Futures in Design with Kip Voytek

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    Kip Voytek's great design presentation today was, in my mind, underattended. I am sometimes concerned that there isn't the right developer/designer mix here at MIX. Kip is from the R/Greenberg Associates design agency. Here are some of my notes from...
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    Leaving Las Vegas

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    I've just touched down in Dublin after the long haul back from the MIX conference. I had an amazing week - days of MIX, nights of Vegas - but it's with some relief that I'm back here now. On Wednesday morning I snapped this shot of a woman painting...
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    Dev.Live.com gets a Facelift

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    I was looking up some information about one of the Windows Live services (Custom Domains, specifically) and noticed they've completely re-vamped the Windows Live for Developers site. If you haven't visited, that's the "one link to rule them all" I have...
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    Dublin Event, May 28th: Windows Server 2008 Jumpstart

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    There are some exciting things coming for developers in Windows Server 2008 , which recently reached Beta 3 under its codename Longhorn Server. If you're able to reach Dublin next Monday, you may be interested in the upcoming Longhorn Server Jumpstart...
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    Three Technologies that will change photography

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    Quite an interesting article in the Microsoft PhotoBlog: Program Manager Jordan Schwartz describes 3 Technologies that will change Photography . The three he cites are Mini Projectors, Liquid Lenses and GPS. And it's worth the link just for the mad-cool...
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