Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

February, 2009

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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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    Today’s Links

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    Internet Explorer: Why it Crashes and How to Fix It 10 Useful Internet Explorer Accelerators Feedback and Engineering Windows 7 Smooth Streaming FAQ Beta Release of Smooth Streaming
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    Extending the Silverlight DataGrid Class with a Custom Attached Property

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    One of my customers has been using the Silverlight 2 DataGrid and came to me with a request:  How do you make a column take up all of the rest of the available space (like the Grid * column width)?  If I were doing this in MFC or Windows forms...
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    Silverlight and Expression Blend for E-Learning Applications

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    One of my publishing customers is going to start building a series of E-Learning application in Silverlight and we will be starting off with a two-day LiveMeeting web conference workshop on February 25 and 27 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT).  On the second...
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    Come to the PhizzPop Design Challenge in Los Angeles on 2/20/2009

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    I’ve been involved with the planning of this very cool event next week but unfortunately I’ll won’t be able to attend (I’ll be in Tahoe Skiing with my family).  If you are interested in seeing what creative agencies can do with Microsoft technology...
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    A Silverlight 2 Ad Rotator

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    I’ve been learning how to build Silverlight 2 Custom Controls and wanted to share my first one.  Since I work with a number of creative agencies, I thought that an Ad Rotator would be relevant; this one can rotate ads that are images, video, or XAML...
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    Blown away by Quince

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    Infragistics, one of the top-notch control vendors for Silverlight, just launched, Quince , a User Experience Pattern Explorer.  I have been a fan of design patterns ever since my undergraduate days studying Christopher Alexander ’s Pattern Language...
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    New Silverlight User Group in San Francisco

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    Silverlight momentum is growing!  Three firms that do Silverlight work in the San Francisco Bay area decided to start a new Silverlight User Group in San Francisco.  This Thursday, (February 5, 2009), the kick-off meeting will be at the Microsoft...
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