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  • Blog Post: What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

    In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “ Innovation Days ” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Silverlight 'Artists in Residence' - Melbourne 1-5 December

    Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called "Artists in Residence" in Redmond . We had a blast, and learned stuff too! So Kordesy was determined to bring the Artists in Residence magic to Australia. Therefore... announcing the first Aussie Artists in Residence! Artists in Residence...
  • Blog Post: The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight

    Check out the podcast Kordesy and I did with Jeremy Kelaher at Tech.Ed . The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight As Kordesy says, we talk about: Silverlight Adoption The state of Silverlight in Australia and who’s using it Designers and Silverlight/Expression They synergies between Mesh...
  • Blog Post: My slides from Tech.Ed Oz - WEB311Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio

    Here are the slides from my second talk at Tech.Ed Australia: Web311 Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: expression studio; ) Unfortunately you don't get to see the demos, which were the bulk of the presentation...
  • Blog Post: Expression, Silverlight, User Experience and Web Futures - my 2.5 sessions at Tech.Ed Oz

    Here are the details for my sessions at Tech.Ed Australia : My Breakout Sessions The art and science behind creating a great user experience ARC301 03/09/2008 12:00-13:15 A great user experience means more than drop shadows and rounded corners. It might end with placing elements on a screen, but user...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight/Expression trainer wanted for Sydney

    Pandy from Alpha Computer Consultants tells me they are looking for a contract trainer in Expression and Silverlight: “Silverlight-Expression developer required for contract training position with Australia’s leading Publishing Training Provider Alpha Computer Consultants, for their Sydney...
  • Blog Post: "Pimp My App" and Expression Studio in Adelaide next week

    I am delivering the new improved "Pimp My App" presso at Code Camp in Adelaide this weekend (13/July). My cube neighbour Dave Glover is also presenting - on something complicated and technical no doubt. Pimp My App “User Experience” (UX) is so hot right now. Business magazines talk about it...
  • Blog Post: REMIX Change of speaker - "Introducing Microsoft Expression Studio 2" and "How to become a XAML-ready designer with Expression Blend"

    Unfortunately , Arturo Toledo is no longer able to join us at Remix in Australia. Fortunately , Tim Aidlen from Microsoft in Redmond has made himself available, and will be giving Arturo's two scheduled presentations : "Introducing Microsoft Expression Studio 2" and "How to become a XAML-ready designer...
  • Blog Post: Win a Silverlight Skateboard - Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

    Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in the lead-up to Remix 08! So, we are running a Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip...
  • Blog Post: Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

    Win a Silverlight Skateboard - Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in the...
  • Blog Post: Aussie Web and UX highlights for Remix - have we missed any?

    Do you have cool Web/UX stuff that should be shown off at Remix? At Remix last year we promised that in 2008 we would turn the stage over to you guys and highlight the great work Aussies are doing with all the new gear. True to our word, we're planning to showcase some great Australian work at Remix...
  • Blog Post: Mark your Calendars! Remix 08 (Melbourne and Sydney) is on

    Ok, Finula has aligned all the necessary ducks, and we are go for Remix 08 in Australia! This year we are sharing the love around and taking Remix to: Sydney - Tuesday May 20th, and Melbourne- Thursday May 22nd For those that weren't at Remix last year, it's where we take all the best bits...
  • Blog Post: MIX: Microsoft Partner opportunities for Web and Design agencies

    Check out this MIX post from the Canadian team summarising the various Microsoft programs and partnership options for web and design agencies. http://blogs.msdn.com/canux/archive/2008/03/06/summary-of-the-partner-program-session-at-mix08.aspx Aussie agencies can contact me for more information about...
  • Blog Post: Expression Media 2 Beta available for download - Oops, false start!

    Sorry everyone, the Expression Media 2 Beta announcement snuck out the gates a little early - it's not quite release time! I'll keep you posted (but maybe I won't be quite so quick to blog next time!) Shane Expression Media 2 Beta is now available for download for Mac and PC. Remember it's beta so...
  • Blog Post: Videos from MIX UK are up

    Videos from the UX MIX conference are up, including heaps of stuff on Silverlight and Expression, as well as general user experience design stuff. You'll find them here: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mix07/agenda.aspx
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Splashes Out - DMF Presentation

    Thanks to all who came along to my "Silverlight Splashes Out" session at Digital Media Festival in Sydney this week. Here are the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/shanemo/silverlight-splashes-out/ Blurb "Whether you're animating 2D objects, simulating 3D environments, or creating broadcast...
  • Blog Post: New Horizons Expression/Silverlight designer training

    New Horizons have posted details of their Expression/Silverlight designer training courses . So that's two organisations providing Expression/Silverlight training for designers: (Note I've made some changes to the schedule - 26/Nov) New Horizons in Melbourne on December 13-14. Alpha Computer...
  • Blog Post: Australian Silverlight and Expression Training for Designers !

    Apologies to all those who have been waiting too long for this, but we finally have designer-specific training available in Expression and SIlverlight here in Australia! (Note I've made some changes to the schedule - 26/Nov) Alpha Computer consultants are running their first two-day courses in...
  • Blog Post: Aussie Expression Users: Reveal Yourselves!

    We've set up a little mailing list/group for Aussie Expression users. The intention is not to replace all the Expression community resources out there (many of which are up on the group’s Links page ), or to replace other developer-focused resources, including the OzSilverlight list, but really to help...
  • Blog Post: What's Expression?

    "What's Expression?", Ron Jacobs asks Shane Morris, who even manages to slip a gag in! This video was taken at TechEd on the Gold Coast. What’s Expression? Shane Morris, Microsoft User Experience Evangelist, and Ron Jacobs, host of ARCast.TV , carry on a lively chat about Expression. What’s Expression...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 2 September Preview, and Expression Newsletter

    A new preview of Expression Blend 2 - the September preview - is out now and it's free. It has lots of new features for easier creation of animations, including node animation - something I was asked about a lot at TechEd in Malaysia. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/features...
  • Blog Post: Remix videos on Postmix

    (Postmix - where we take concentrated Remix syrup and add Silverlight. Or something.) Kordesy the Delicate Genius that he is has put the first few videos from Remix up on a new blog we've called Postmix Australia . The videos aren't great - sorry about that - but hopefully they are useful to those...
  • Blog Post: Age of User Experience comes to Perth - finally!

    Chuck has aligned the planets and I'm heading west to do "The Age of User Experience" at the Perth .NET Community of Practice on this Thursday 5th July at 5pm. I'll cover the same "user experience as a product differentiator" stuff, but I'll update the demos to include more Silverlight and a better...
  • Blog Post: Bite-sized Silverlight tutorials for designers - a perfect fit for your attention span

    This is big - but small at the same time. Our very own karstenj , Ceslo Gomes (apologies to Celso - I blaim my source) designer to the stars, has launched " Nibbles Tutorials " - bite-sized tutorials for designers on how to use Expression with Silverlight and (soon) WPF . We really needed this - the...
  • Blog Post: Sydney Morning Herald: Microsoft, Adobe competition heats up

    Thanks to an alert friend who just pointed this out to me. An interesting article in the SMH (and AGE too, I presume): Microsoft, Adobe competition heats up A couple of clarifications: I don't think Expression Studio is really going 'head-to-head' with Photoshop and Illustrator. While...
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