S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
Today we saw another great use of Silverlight and Popfly with Facebook.
Our partnership with Facebook provides developers with access to the Facebook data using products such as Popfly and Visual Studio Express. Facebook users will have tools that let them create pages that reflect their personality even if they have no development experience.
Social networks are one of the fastest growing areas on the net, and an area which I have personal involvement in. My daughter is an avid Facebook user and like many of her peers, wants to be able to personalize her web experience and tap into other social networks without needing (or for that matter, knowing how) to code. I am really looking forward to going home tonight and together with her seeing how to create some mash-ups, perhaps with Soapbox or Xbox Live. I will let you know how it goes.