Synergist

Combining Software in Amazing Ways

May, 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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    Need Help with my Chroma Key Pixel Shader Algorithm

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    I’ve just uploaded a simple demo application that shows the Silverlight 3 Chroma Key Effect in action.  If you don’t have the Silverlight 3 beta installed you will need to install it from here (the install link in the application will not work). ...
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    The New York Times Silverlight Kit

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    Today we are excited to announce a new alliance with the New York Times around a new Silverlight Kit for the New York Times APIs.  The New York Times has made a number of services freely available to software developers as REST services at their...
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    Alpha Video with Silverlight 3 Pixel Shaders

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    One of the requests that I hear quite often for Silverlight is support for Alpha Video where video has transparent regions to ease compositing.  By adding GPU-Accelerated Pixel Shaders to Silverlight 3, that capability will now be possible. One of...
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    Microsoft Product Roadmap

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    My colleague Bruce Kyle, just posted a list of product releases planned over the next year, including Silverlight 3, Windows 7, and Office 2010: http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde/archive/2009/05/15/roadmaps-for-major-products-announced-at-teched.aspx Very...
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    Created HTML Help Documentation with Sandcastle

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    I just used Sandcastle and the HTML Help Workshop to build the documentation for the New York Times Silverlight Kit .  It took a little hacking to get it working but it turned out some pretty cool docs.  You can download the .CHM file here ...
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    New York Times WPF Kit

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    If you browse the source code for the New York Times Silverlight Kit , you’ll notice that there are two project that are not for Silverlight but for WPF applications.  It turns out that most of the code that will work in Silverlight will work in...
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    New York Times Silverlight Kit Now Open Source

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    We are excited to announce that the New York Times Silverlight Kit is now an Open Source project distributed under the MS-PL license .  There are some pretty cool techniques here that you might want to look at as you build your own Silverlight kits...
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    Virtual Event: Microsoft Silverlight Kits 6/9/2009

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    On June 9, 2009, I will be presenting a series of free web meetings about Silverlight Kits that I have been working on: 9:00 AM PDT: The MySpace Silverlight Kit 11:00 AM PDT: The New York Times Silverlight Kit 1:00 PM PDT: Building a Silverlight Kit for...
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    Silverlight, Video, and SketchFlow at MGFest in Austin Next Week

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    Next week I will be teaching two full-day workshops at the Motion Graphics Festival in Austin, Texas.  If you want to learn about Silverlight and Video Distribution and Encoding, then register for the Motion Graphics Festival today. Introduction...
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