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  • Blog Post: Deep Discounts on Microsoft Expression until January 31

    When I joined Microsoft, I was a Visual Studio user having spent my career developing, designing, and crafting software.  I could build a Windows forms application very quickly – and it had a beautiful gray background with buttons arranged in a boring grid layout.  Then, as I started working...
  • Blog Post: Beauty with Silverlight

    I created something cool that I'd like to share with you.  Imagine if your company had a beautiful luxury product that had intricate workings and you wanted to show how it worked as well as have a way for the product's owners and fans to show it off as well - on the web.  I saw such an item...
  • Blog Post: Encoding Formats for Silverlight Video

    As you can see, I have been experimenting with posting video on my blog now that I have a HD Video Camera ( JVC GZ-HD7U ). I have been trying various encoding formats in Expression Encoder to get a good balance of bit-rate and quality. Here is my workflow: I shoot the video at 1080p I connect the camera...
  • Blog Post: Fixes for Expression Design to Silverlight Workflow

    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 elements. Since Viewports are not supported...
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