Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

September, 2007

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About Synergist

Synergist is about Michael Scherotter's passion: combining technology in interesting ways and about the convergence of technologies. 

Michael S. Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist at Microsoft

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    Matrix Falling Characters in Silverlight

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    Once you start working with a good design tool enough, it changes the way you think and see the world. Learning to draw nude figures gave me an appreciation for drawing and then seeing shade and shadow. With demonstrating and using Microsoft Expression...
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    A Free Typeface for Silverlight

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    When I was in architecture school at the University of Arizona, my first drawing teacher was Kirby Lockard . He taught me how to see, how to draw, and how to print, essential skills that an aspiring architect must master. Now that almost all architectural...
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    Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Windows Vista Gadget & Web Player for your Radio/TV Station

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    Now that many radio and television stations are streaming their content over the web, there are now multiple venues to let users listen to and watch that content. This live webinar will demonstrate how to build a single Silverlight application to playback...
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    Silverlight for Web Hosting Companies

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    I’d like to announce an upcoming Webcast session that I’ll be presenting on Silverlight for Web Hosting Companies: What: Microsoft Silverlight For Web Hosting Companies When: Friday, September 28th, 2007, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time Where: Microsoft...
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    Upcoming Webinar on Virtual Earth in Groove

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    One of the synergies that generated the most interest was one where I demonstrated Virtual Earth running inside of Groove . Because of this interest, I have updated the demonstration to be able to track not only pushpins, but paths and regions as well...
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    Using LINQ to Query Data in a Mindjet MindManager Map

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    As most of you may know by now, earlier this year I left Mindjet to join Microsoft. Mindjet is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner who makes the mind mapping software MindManager. Since I have been at Microsoft, I've been "drinking from the fire hose"...
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    Upcoming Webinar: Using Web Analytics with Silverlight

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    Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) and media players built with Microsoft Silverlight are easily integrated with web analytics services like WebTrends On Demand . Web Analytics services collect data about web usage behavior and allow businesses to measure...
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    Mindjet Labs Surpasses 10,000 Members!

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    One of my proudest accomplishments at Mindjet was the creation of the Mindjet Labs , a community site that I created to show the power of MindManager as a solution platform. I still use MindManager for my work, especially when I am outlining and explaining...
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    How the Entertainment Tonight Site was built using Silverlight

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    I just watched a great interview on Beet.TV about how IdentityMine built the new Emmy Awards site for Entertainment Tonight using Silverlight. Because of my role in the Communications Sector, while this was being built, I saw all of the emails going back...
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    Helping Build a Community at Layered Technologies

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    This summer, I went to a great conference sponsored by one of Microsoft's partners, Layered Technologies , "the leading provider of next generation, self-managed, utility computing and hosting solutions." Layered Technologies offers dedicated server hosting...
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    Fixes for Expression Design to Silverlight Workflow

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    I have run into two small glitches when creating Silverlight designs in Expression Design and I got the fixes from the Product Team. When you export a design to Silverlight XAML you may run into these problems: Viewport attributes are added to ImageBrushes...
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