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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...
17 Mar 2010
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...
16 Feb 2010
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...
2 Feb 2010
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...
27 Jan 2010
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...
24 Jan 2010
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
3 Nov 2009
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...
12 Jul 2009
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...
11 Jul 2009
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...
20 Apr 2009
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...
19 Apr 2009
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...
16 Apr 2009
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....
19 Mar 2009
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...
18 Mar 2009
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.
10 Mar 2009
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...
13 Oct 2008
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
18 Sep 2008
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...
18 Jul 2008
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...
9 Jul 2008
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 .
20 Jun 2008
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...
19 Jun 2008
@JamieT told me to go here . I did….my jaw hit the floor.
12 Jun 2008
Amazing what you can do with 230k of XAML – I especially like the night mode. Hats off to Michael Scherotter
29 May 2008
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...
9 May 2008
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...
5 Mar 2008
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...
4 Mar 2008
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