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  • Blog Post: It’s a big day for RIA!

    Today is a landmark launch day for anyone building Rich Internet Applications (also known as RIAs), particularly those that build compelling web-enabled experiences on the Microsoft platform. We launched 2 new product versions today and it’s something all of us at Microsoft are very excited about: ...
  • Blog Post: The Art of SEO and IIS

    If you develop/design public websites for your customers, you likely already know first-hand how important a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy is to its success.  Generating traffic to a website is hard and is downright impossible to do well without making it easy for internet search...
  • Blog Post: Event: Make Web, Not War Episode 2009

    As a solution provider, the web presents an ever increasing opportunity to grow your business.  As more and more customers (and potential customers!) look to the web as a way to broaden their message, increase their own revenue and lower their cost of doing business in general, you have the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: MIX09 Day 1: The “Software” in “Software + Services”

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: A Brief History of MIX: Feet on Ground, Eyes on Cloud

    From now through the end of the MIX09 conference in Las Vegas, Rob Burke will be providing his insights from the conference on a daily basis. Robert Burke is a Toronto-based IT Consultant who’s attending his fourth MIX event this year.  By day he’s knee-deep in Microsoft User Experience technologies...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Microsoft Web Platform

    A common complaint that I hear from people who build web solutions is that when they try to start building web solutions on the Microsoft Platform, they hit a wall because of 2 things: There is so much information they don’t even know where to start. There is no consolidated set of resources that give...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 and Building Rich Web Applications Today

    A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released Silverlight 2 as a Release to Web (RTW) product. For us at Microsoft, this was exciting news because it represented a major milestone in presenting to you as solution developers a platform for building rich, immersive experiences on the web. I'm not going...
  • Blog Post: Event Debrief: Developing Rich Interactive Applications

    Over the past two weeks, I have been travelling with my colleague Jamie Wakeam across Canada conducting a half-day presentation on how to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) on the Microsoft platform.  I want to thank everyone who came to our briefings in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto - the...
  • Blog Post: IE8: Goodness for Software Solutions Providers

    [Cross-posted from the Canadian Developer Blog which I also blog on] If you build software solutions for a living, manage professional development teams or lead a software development company, there are a number of things that you are probably thinking about consistently on a day to day basis. ...
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