Combining Software in Amazing Ways

February, 2008

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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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    Math Fixed in Media Magnifying Glass Silverlight Sample

    Thanks to a good mathematician that goes by the moniker of rambler.elf, I was able to fix the zooming problem with my Media Magnifying glass Silverlight sample .  After adding his fix, the zooming worked perfectly.  I made two additional enhancements...
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    Ice Cube Streamed Live via Silverlight at South by Southwest

    After Mix , I'm heading straight for Austin, Texas to go to the South by Southwest festival (the whole thing - Interactive, Music, and Film).  One of the very exciting thing happening at South by Southwest is a free Ice Cube concert on March 15th...
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    Where to Find SharePoint Templates

    Bill, a customer (and friend) of mine just sent me an email asking: "I’m looking for a SharePoint template that will track vacations, illness, training, and so forth for my group.  Can you point me to good places to mine?" I asked...
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    Communicating: a New Show on Channel 9

    We just started a new show on Channel 9 focused on what Microsoft defines as the communications sector: Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications, and Web Hosting. Kirk Evans , Rob Cameron , and I will be posting interviews and video of how our customers...
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    Adapted Page Turn Sample for my Journals

    With a little work, I turned the Page Turn Sample in the gallery into a viewer for my Journals. You can get to the page turner for the journal by clicking on the journal picture from my new Journalist podcast page . I've also added a few...
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    Creating a Video Podcast for the Zune Marketplace

    I love keeping journals . Until recently it has been a totally analog media (I've added photos from my digital camera and Epson PictureMate printer). I have used watercolor, collage, writing, sketching to fill up journals over the past 16 years and have...
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    Silverlight in MySpace via OpenSocial

    If you remember last year when Google announced OpenSocial , I created a simple application for Orkut (Google's OpenSocial container built with ASP.Net) that showed how to put Silverlight into an OpenSocial application. Well, a few days ago, MySpace announced...
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    Upcoming Webinar: Using a VideoBrush in Silverlight for a Media Magnifying Glass

    I've been working on a Silverlight 1.0 sample that I'd like to share with you for two reasons: I think it's a great application of the VideoBrush feature in Silverlight which enables you to route video to any shape's stroke or fill. I need a little bit...
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