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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight for Symbian now available

    This one may have got lost in all the noise from MIX10 about Windows Phone 7 Series and Silverlight 4. Good to see Silverlight making it’s way on to Symbian and it’s now available for Nokia Symbian^1 device (S60 5th Edition) including Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 Mini. Above are sample...
  • Blog Post: Deepzoom Sumatran tiger

    Fauna and Flora International   is one of the world’s oldest conservation societies, (in fact it was one of the founders of the World Wide Fund for Nature). To help publicise their work (and to coincide with the International Year of Biodiversity’ and the Chinese year of the Tiger) the Shoothill...
  • Blog Post: Michael Jordan jumps in to Microsoft’s cloud

      As a kid, that was the logo to have on your shoes (aka sneakers). I was a fully fledged Jordan fanatic and still have several pairs of the famous footwear. Some things never leave you I suppose….well, maybe apart from my ability to jump that is. Well our friends at Nike have a site that if Flash...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight client for Facebook available

    At the PDC, Brian Goldfarb did a great demo of a Silverlight 4 application for Facebook and it’s just been released for anyone to have a play with. You’ll need to install Silverlight 4 and note that this is a developer build so far from a polished, finished product but hey, when did that ever stop us...
  • Blog Post: Space Diving with Silverlight

    You may have heard about the forthcoming “space jump” by Felix Baumgartner – the Red Bull Stratos project. Felix will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to 120,000 feet and then attempt a record-breaking freefall jump that is expected to reach – for the first time in history – supersonic speeds...
  • Blog Post: Scottish Government and Silverlight

      Some very cool Silverlight work by the guys at colaab to create SIMD – a portal for viewing Scottish Government statistics across income, employment, health and more. hat tip to Tim Heuer
  • Blog Post: Traffic in the Cloud with Azure, Bing Maps, DeepZoom

    A very nice mashup of Bing Maps, DeepZoom and traffic cameras that uses Azure to do the background work. Traffic in the Cloud and provides a rich interactive location twist on public webcams throughout the world along with the ability to add your own cameras Check it out at http://tc.soulsolutions.com...
  • Blog Post: Sobees bDule – Silverlight 3 Twitter client

    This new Twitter client from Sobees (it’s called bDule) almost passed me by until I saw a Tweet from @marcholmes about the new Silverlight 3 app. 2 minutes later I was installed, up and running and pretty impressed. Nice UI with some great features like Anti SPAM which I’ll more likely use to filter...
  • Blog Post: Setanta Goes Silverlight

    Hot on the heels of the IPL, another sporting channel goes with Silverlight with the news that Setanta launched its Setanta-i service. It gives you live and on demand channels, pay-per-view (PPV) events and a pretty large back catalogue. A pleasant surprise is there is some free content in there too...
  • Blog Post: IPL via Silverlight

    Okay so my family think I’m turning in to my Dad with an increased interest in cricket but, well….whatever. Good news for us web types and many of my pals in Redmond is that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is available live on the web thanks to Silverlight . Ball-by-ball commentary, scoreboard updates...
  • Blog Post: DeepZoomPix from Microsoft: Explore Photos Like Never Before

      Regular readers will have seen me post before about Silverlight, Azure and our DeepZoom technology….but never altogether, until now. DeepZoomPix is a demonstration of these 3 technologies combined. What’s more, it’s something you can play with now to interactively explore and share your photos...
  • Blog Post: YouTube using Silverlight

    WOW. This little sliver of news from MIX09 this week slipped by me. YouTube are streaming March Madness live using Silverlight . If you don’t know what March Madness is, don’t worry (strangely I knew…) but that’s not the news. The news is this isn’t being delivered in Flash. The quality is stunning....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope on Mac

    At MIX09 today we announced the web based version of WorldWide Telescope via a Silverlight based web client. This means this amazing application is now available on the Mac. Very cool. Very very cool. Check it out NOW from http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/webclient/ – this really is both a beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Mardi Gras 2009 - The Sydney Morning Herald

    My pal Chris Bright alerted me to The Sydney Morning Herald taking Silverlight to the Mardi Gras down under. Very cool use of one of my favourite technologies – DeepZoom. Oh and pretty nice IE8 integration too – hit “i” when zooming in for some cool web slice integration.
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 released

    It hardly seems a moment ago that we introduced Silverlight and Scoble proclaimed Microsoft has rebooted the web. Lots has happened since then, not least Adobe with their AIR offering that has some very promising applications (Twhirl for one). At the same time we have added the stunning Sea Dragon technology...
  • Blog Post: Autopia – Silverlight car purchasing

    My pals at DotNet Solutions in the UK have been busy flexing their Silverlight skills recently and build a very cool POC of what a car buying site may look like with this technology. Certainly makes comparing and filtering a breeze compared to other sites I have seen. Checkout Autopia
  • Blog Post: BBC Sport's Olympic Map with Virtual Earth

    Jamie pointed me to this very cool interactive BBC Sport's Olympic Map that uses Virtual Earth. You can click on sports, zoom in, check out venues and more. Clicking the different icons allows you to: find out more about the 37 Chinese Olympic venues read articles from journalists on BBC Sport's Olympics...
  • Blog Post: WPG does Silverlight

    I’ve been critical of a few teams at Microsoft for not using Silverlight on their websites but the tide is turning. Great to see our Worldwide Partner Group using Silverlight for their Digital WPC site this week. The Presspass site has added some very nice video elements to their site using Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Another DeepEarth Demo

    Okay, I posted about the DeepEarth  demo last week and things have moved on already. This is just too cool for school . Awesome work. Get full details on the IDV blog .
  • Blog Post: Renault goes DeepZoom

    thanks to Adam Kinney for pointing this out via Twitter – Renault’s new Laguna Couple site using Silverlight and DeepZoom. Tres bien. I’m getting the sense that along with the NBC Olympics coverage that will use Silverlight, the DeepZoom technology is going to be the sleeper tech that will drive some...
  • Blog Post: I’m Gobsmacked

    @JamieT told me to go here . I did….my jaw hit the floor.
  • Blog Post: Watching Silverlight

      Amazing what you can do with 230k of XAML – I especially like the night mode. Hats off to Michael Scherotter
  • Blog Post: BBC goes DeepZoom

      My pal Paul Dawson tipped me off to a project between the BBC, Conchango and Microsoft that involves the beeb using our DeepZoom technology for the BBC One Big Weekend . Part of Radio 1's strategy is to give a fully interactive experience for its listeners and one way to do this around the Radio...
  • Blog Post: Prepare to be blown away with Deep Zoom

    I've loved SeaDragon since I first saw it and now it's in Silverlight 2.0 and called Deep Zoom. At MIX08 today we saw an amazing demo of this technology from Hard Rock Cafe. It'll blow you away http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/   Duncan from TechCrunch said it best Where’s Scoble, this is nearly...
  • Blog Post: Nokia and Microsoft get cozy

        Who'da thunk it - Microsoft and Nokia . Back when I worked in mobile there would have been snow on the sun for this to happen but in this brave new world, it doesn't seem so strange. Scoble still pops out the money quote though:   The only thing that would be more shocking is if Steve...
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