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  • Blog Post: Expression Blend for HTML

    In my previous post , I highlighted how Windows Metro style apps can be developed utilizing the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills you already have. If your world is code, Visual Studio offers a great environment in which to write, edit, test, debug, and deploy these apps. Of course, great apps need great...
  • Blog Post: Building Better HTML5

    With IE9's recent release , I wanted to share with you a little about some of our development tools that support HTML5, ECMAScript 5, and CSS3 development. Throughout its release cycle, IE9 has blogged about ongoing improvement around standards support, particularly around support for the HTML5, CSS3...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup "Solve This"

    I have been a part of the Imagine Cup since 2003 and every year, am delighted and surprised at how it gets better and better. This world-wide competition brings together students from all over the world and showcases young developers, designers and IT pros who are using technology as a vehicle for...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Graduation Offer for Startups

    In November 2008, we launched Microsoft BizSpark , a three-year program that helps world-wide early-stage startups succeed by providing them the technical resources they need to build successful businesses. After two years, BizSpark has enrolled over 35,000 startups and 2,000 Network Partners, and...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Lighting up the client

    At PDC last week, Scott Guthrie showed some of the great apps developers have already built for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight, as well as the rich set of development tools we have just delivered for building applications with it. If you missed PDC, you can view the keynote and other sessions at microsoftpdc...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

    Today, we are announcing the availability of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools enable you to design and test your Windows Phone 7 applications in Visual Studio. These free tools provide everything you need to build rich applications with Silverlight and XNA and deploy...
  • Blog Post: My favorite Expression 4 features

    Today at Internet Week in New York, we launched Expression Studio 4. Expression 4 is a suite of professional design tools for building immersive user experiences for the desktop, mobile devices and the web. There are a lot of new enhancements and exciting features in this release. Here are some...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Phone 7 Development Tools

    Today at MIX10, we are introducing the Windows Phone 7 Series development story. At the heart of Windows Phone 7 Series development is Silverlight. This enables you to bring your existing development skills in building Windows Phone 7 applications. Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP, Microsoft’s developer...
  • Blog Post: Announcing WebsiteSpark

    The web has dramatically changed the software industry over the past 15 years. Today it’s hard to imagine business without the web. Nearly all businesses have or are creating a presence on the web to promote or sell their products and services, find new customers, or support existing ones. At the same...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3

    Yesterday, I announced the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend. Some of Silverlight 3’s new features and improvements include support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, H.264/AAC/MP4 media playback, GPU support, pixel APIs including...
  • Blog Post: Launching Silverlight 3 and Expression 3!

    I’m happy to announce the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow today. In addition, the full family of Expression 3 products will be available within thirty days. With version 3, Silverlight rounds out a feature list that delivers innovation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft BizSpark: Serving 15,000 startups and counting!

    Eight months ago, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft BizSpark, a program that helps early-stage startups succeed by providing Microsoft software, support and visibility at no upfront cost. Today, I am pleased to announce that more than 15,000 Startups have joined BizSpark to date...
  • Blog Post: Expression Web 3

    As the web continues to play an increasingly central role in terms of enabling people to create and deliver experiences and applications for consumers around the world, it is important to have a tool that is up to date with modern web standards and relevant to the needs of web designers. Earlier this...
  • Blog Post: Prototyping with SketchFlow

    Recently, we introduced a new set of tools that add on to Expression Blend 3 that are designed to address the early stages of design. With SketchFlow, you can a) sketch out ideas b) turn those ideas into working prototypes that are as rough or as real as you want them to be c) present...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 Preview

    Building compelling and usable UI should be easy and fun. We all can point to our favorite products (either the ones we build or the ones we use) and think about how much better it would be if the UI was simple, intuitive and easy to use. Whether you choose to build rich desktop applications using...
  • Blog Post: MIX '09 - The next big milestone for web developers and designers

    This morning, we kicked off MIX 09 in Las Vegas and announced the release of a number of technologies including Silverlight 3 beta, Expression Blend 3 Preview and the SuperPreview feature in Expression Web. This powerful set of technologies enables developers and designers to create unparalleled...
  • Blog Post: Reminiscing 2008...

    With the year almost coming to an end, I was looking back at some of the remarkable events this past year. One of the fondest memories I have of this year, although with mixed feelings, is Bill Gate’s keynote and luncheon at TechEd . This keynote marked Bill’s last public speech before he made the switch...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark - Software for startups

    Startups have dramatically changed the industry over the past 30 years. Microsoft was a startup 33 years ago – started off with a vision, some ideas and a couple of great people and has grown to the company it is today. One challenge that these fledgling companies face is the resources to translate...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring through Innovation - DevLabs

    I have blogged in the past on my views around innovation , and the effort that needs to go into such efforts. Some innovations take a very long time to get just right before we know that they will truly cause a shift in software development. Today we are launching DevLabs - a site dedicated to...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools support w/Expression Blend 2 SP1

    Yesterday we announced the Silverlight 2 release. I’m excited to also announce the release of the Silverlight 2 platform support that was previously enabled via Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview. It is now available to all Expression Blend 2 users via a free update, Expression Blend 2 Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Social Bookmarking Ticker

    Recently the MSDN and TechNet teams released a social bookmarking preview where members of the technical community can bookmark and tag online resources for their own use and for the benefit of others. You can visit any of the following sites to get started. MSDN for Developers http://msdnbookmarks...
  • Blog Post: On stage at the TechEd 2008 keynote

    It has been a fun experience for me this morning. I am at TechEd in Orlando, Florida and was able to join Bill Gates on stage during his keynote to talk to the audience about the paradigm shift in client application development and the user experience. It has been a while since I have been the...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 2 RTMs today!

    Last year the Microsoft Expression team shipped a new suite of tools for creative professionals. This first release of Expression Studio marked a significant milestone in the history of development tools at Microsoft, delivering superior designer-developer workflow and providing designers a set of interaction...
  • Blog Post: Giving VS Express website a new life with Silverlight

    We recently revamped the website for the Visual Studio Express Editions and made it Silverlight enabled. The approach was to add Silverlight without making it look like we just dropped something new into our existing site without any thought. I loved how the site turned out and decided that it would...
  • Blog Post: MIX '08 - The Next Web Now

    Last year at MIX, I decided to sit in the audience and watch Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie deliver the keynote among all the other conference attendees. Even though I knew what we were going to present, it was still fabulous to sit in the audience and watch the electric reaction as we talked about the...
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