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  • Blog Post: Mindjet Should Hire These Guys!

    Four guys out of Bulgaria just built this .Net application for mind mapping . It looks really cool with a very fresh look! It was built with WPF and all our latest technology like Silverlight. I can't wait to try it out when it goes beta on November 1st. What amazing things could happen if Mindjet would...
  • Blog Post: Using LINQ to Query Data in a Mindjet MindManager Map

    As most of you may know by now, earlier this year I left Mindjet to join Microsoft. Mindjet is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner who makes the mind mapping software MindManager. Since I have been at Microsoft, I've been "drinking from the fire hose" and learning about many cool technologies; my challenge...
  • Blog Post: My Open XML Talk at Mindjet

    As many of you might know, before I joined Microsoft this past Spring, I worked for Mindjet as an technical evangelist (one of my many titles) where I demonstrated the power of the MindManager Solution Platform through the Mindjet Labs . One of the coolest demonstrations that I built (with the help of...
  • Blog Post: Using Silverlight in a Groove Space

    A few months ago, I create a Microsoft Office Groove 2007 to share the source code for my SilverlightMap project: code to transform a Mindjet MindManager Map into a Silverlight Streaming Application hosted on silverlight.live.com. For those of you who don't know Groove is Microsoft's Peer-to-Peer workspace...
  • Blog Post: Mindjet Recommends Bloggers

    In an interesting twist on a blogroll , Gaelen at Mindjet posted a map of MindManager Bloggers on the Mindjet Blog. This works because Mindjet has built a passionate following of individuals who cannot do without their flagship software, MindManager. It's great that Mindjet recognizes these assets in...
  • Blog Post: Using Expression Blend to Build Windows Applications

    Just when you get really good at a tool, you find something better. This happened to me when I moved from C++ to C# for desktop application development. I see it happening again with Expression Blend which you can use to design windows user interfaces and Silverlight applications. Here is simple application...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Silverlight Application with MindManager

    As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been playing around with Silverlight and trying to see how it could work with Mindjet MindManager maps. Because both MindManager and Silverlight are based in XML, it is fairly straightforward to transform the MindManager XML to Silverlight XML (called XAML)...
  • Blog Post: Create a Silverlight Map

    This is a demonstration of using Microsoft Silverlight to view Mindjet MindManager Maps. You can dowload the source code from here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SilverlightMindMap Join the Groove Workspace below to to get the source code for a windows client application that converts Mindjet...
  • Blog Post: Mindjet MindManager and Silverlight

    It seems that Microsoft's Sliverlight (formerly WPF/e) is the topic of the day. Since I first learned about WPF/e last year, I started thinking of ways in which Mindjet MindManager could work with it. I started playing around with it and the most exciting feature of it was that it was all based in XML...
  • Blog Post: What is a Synergist?

    Throughout my career, I have developed a specialty for combining technologies in interesting ways and for the past year, I have been calling this role a Synergist . Until recently I was doing this to evangelize the solution platform for Mindjet MindManager , through the Mindjet Labs . On the Mindjet...
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