Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

August, 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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    Using Code Analysis with Silverlight

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    Ever since I was in the C++ world, I have been enamored with code analysis tools;  I used to live by PC-Lint .  So since I started using C# a few years ago code analysis was something that I wanted to integrate into my C# coding practice as...
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    Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

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    Next week I will be in New York City meeting customers and I will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop  at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio...
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    How I Discovered Port O'Brien's Five and Dime

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    I participated in a panel discussion at the Bandwidth conference in San Francisco where I met Chuck Fishman from Cisco. We were talking about discovering music, and Chuck told me about the Hype Machine . I went to the Hype Machine and saw a link for ...
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    Added FireFox, Safari, and IE7 support to the Silverlight 2 Paging Demo

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    With just a little code and some prompting from people on Twitter, I was able to add support for FireFox, Safari, and IE7 to the paging demo that I wrote on http://xmldocs.net/sl2paging .  Basically I added a DispatcherTimer to my page class and...
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    At the Bandwidth Conference

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    Today I spent the afternoon at the Bandwidth conference in San Francisco.  I met quite a few people in the very interesting intersection of music and technology.  One cool company that I learned about was JamBase.com , a site for finding Live...
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    Vote for my SxSW 2009 Panels

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    If you have any interest in Expression Blend or how I made these journals , you should vote for the two panels that I've submitted for the South by Southwest (SxSW) 2009 interactive festival : Extreme Expression Blend for Silverlight Designers - as many...
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    Some Early Feedback on IE8 Beta 2 from one of my Customers

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    I just got an email from one of my customers about the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 that became available yesterday: I downloaded the new IE 8 Beta 2 and I have to say it is an outstanding browser.  All the little issues I had that stopped me from...
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    Talking About Expression Blend at SDForum Windows SIG in Mtn. View 8/28/2008

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    I love using Expression Blend.  With both a design education (architecture) and a career in software development, I've become somewhat of an expert on using Microsoft's Expression Blend for designing WPF and Silverlight user experiences.  Over...
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    My Wife, the Blogger

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    Our lives are full of wonder.  Over the past 6 years, my wife has been focused on creating a home and raising our two boys, Alex and Sam and doing so she has delighted in seeing that wonder.  After experiencing one too many incidents where she...
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    Created Popfly Block for FeedBurner Awareness API

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    Since I created my first mashup with Popfly over a year ago, it has really come a long way.  Now it is really easy to create your own blocks and share your mashup creations.  For those of use who have blogs, the RSS feed is a way of life - it...
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