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  • Blog Post: Keeping Connected to Microsoft in Ireland

    The whole Developer and Platform group have joined forces to start an MSDN Ireland Group Blog , including new developers Martha Rotter and Ronan Geraghty (who I must say are off to an amazing start with the group). Inimitable community guru Clare Dillon , as well as Olive Cannon and Ciara Murphy, who...
  • Blog Post: After the Last Stand

    When the XNA-fuelled fireworks were over at yesterday's Last Stand in Dublin (literally and figuratively) I was totally lost for words. When does that ever happen?! What I really want to say most is thank you - especially to Clare Dillon, Philip McKeown, Fergal Breen and everyone else at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Nikon's RAW (NEF) Vista Codec Updated

    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 version 1.01. However, if you uninstall the...
  • Blog Post: Rob's Last Stand: XNA, Microsoft Robotics Studio, 360s, Wiis, and Dancing Robots

    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, with backpack and camera over shoulders, he's going...
  • Blog Post: All good things ...

    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 on things. Meanwhile, I've kept up the auld...
  • Blog Post: Dublin Event, May 28th: Windows Server 2008 Jumpstart

    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 Event taking place at the Microsoft Ireland buildings...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Developer Resource-a-rama

    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 samples - very thorough for "alpha" bits! 1...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Airlines Keynote Demo Online

    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 still being developed. Now you can play with it...
  • Blog Post: Communities of Purpose: Social Networking Panel

    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 These guys have all created what Joseph referred...
  • Blog Post: Futures in Design with Kip Voytek

    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 the talk: Create Simplicity by being subtractive...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Developer Reference Diagram

    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!
  • Blog Post: MIX Misc Monday

    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 Robotics Studio as part of their infrastructure. ...
  • Blog Post: MIX07 Keynote: Favourite Moments (and photos)

    After this morning's MIX07 keynote, I am reinvigorated about the power and potential of Silverlight . Here are my favourite moments: Scott Guthrie debugging a Silverlight application's .NET code that was running on a Mac in the Safari browser, changing a property on a remote .NET object in the...
  • Blog Post: MIX07 Welcome Swag

    Swag found in my MIX07 Welcome Pack: 1 Silverlight / Mix07 T-Shirt (obligatory) 1 copy Vista Ultimate (cool) 1 copy Expression Studio (double cool!!) 3 coloured "discipline" armbands to identify the like-minded at MIX (Blue=Developer, Green=Business, Yellow=Design) 1 myspace.com thingamayoke 1 Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Adventures in XNA 6: A Wii Flock of Boids

    Here's a flock of butterflies, brought to you in XNA, which can soar around their environment with the help of the Wii controller. By tilting and rolling the Wiimote, you can control the flight of the lead butterfly. The rest of the flock sticks together, chasing you wherever your accellerometer...
  • Blog Post: Tá ocras ar an Orcas: Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 available

    I'm working on two projects in the evenings: One is an XNA app (no surprises there), and the other is a Live Messenger bot that is going to integrate the DotMSN bot library , WCF, WF, SQL2005 and more. I've been building that second project with the March CTP of Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas". Lots...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio, and teaching robotics north of the arctic circle

    I was excited to see a good friend, Mona, start blogging about her experience running a science center located north of the arctic circle. It's fascinating reading. They're designing interactive exhibits and experiments: everything from visualizing DNA to creating 5-meter-high geisers of Coke and...
  • Blog Post: Sliverlight (nee WPF/E)

    That's quite pretty. Here's more on SilverLight , the technology formerly known as WPF/E. "If you'd just shown that logo to me, I wouldn't have thought it was Microsoft." That's pretty high praise, given who it came from...
  • Blog Post: Guitar and Wii Controller into XNA: All Games are Wish Fulfillments

    One of my favourite game designers of all time, Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Psychonauts) once hammered home during a talk at the Game Developers Conference that all games are wish fulfillments . That probably explains why I played a lot of Guitar Hero 2 this week. (I was having trouble...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash Ireland - International Resources - 11 Apr 2007

    Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center The new central location to register to download trial software. Receive updates during the evaluation period and enjoy a set of technical resources put together to enhance your evaluation experience. ...
  • Blog Post: Valentia Technologies - Microsoft Global Case Study

    I wanted to take a moment to congratuate Valentia Technologies , an Ireland-based company and one of our Microsoft Ireland Vista Launch Partners, for the release of their Microsoft Global Case Study . Valentia's solution for patient-care reporting is used by emergency care personnel during the "golden...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E - Martha Rotter in Belfast and Dublin

    Martha Rotter from the WPF/E team is presenting in Belfast tonight and Dublin tomorrow. You're going to be hearing a lot about the technology codenamed " Windows Presentation Foundation / Everywhere " at the upcoming Mix07 conference, and this is the ideal opportunity for developers near Dublin and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live for Developers: The Good, the Intriguing, and the Way to get Started

    On Friday, I showed IT @ Cork the Windows Live Platform for developers. The "one link to rule them all" for those who want to get started mashing a wide variety of services into their web-based applications is the Windows Live Developer Center on MSDN . 1. The Good: Virtual Earth API The...
  • Blog Post: Hungry for ''Orcas''? Try the March CTP!

    "Orcas" is the codename for the next release of Visual Studio, which will allow you to develop applications using .NET versions 2.0, 3.0 and the up-and-coming .NET 3.5. The .NET Framework 3.5 introduces no breaking changes, but it does include some exciting new functionality. You can explore the new...
  • Blog Post: Big, Wide, and Deep Imagery from Microsoft Research

    Big - We're talking GIGApixels of data (3.7 gigpixels in this image thumbnailed here) Wide - Wide enough - like 150 degrees - that presenting the "right" projection of part of the image is non-trivial Deep - So deep that high dynamic range comes into play - over 100x variation - as you zoom and pan around...
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