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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 Silverlight Toolkit WrapPanel in your Listbox

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    I love the Silverlight Toolkit – it’s a great set of free Silverlight extensions that you can use in your Silverlight project.  Source code and unit tests are included: everything you’d want in an extension library.  I am playing around with...
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    Someone Tries Microsoft Songsmith

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    Zack Scott just tried Microsoft Songsmith a new application from Microsoft Research that creates music to accompany your voice.  Pretty cool – and funny.
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    Microsoft Songsmith

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    Take a look at this interesting product that has come out of Microsoft Research: Microsoft Songsmith : I haven’t tried it yet but I’d be interested in getting feedback from anyone who has.
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    My Son Alex’s Leapster 2

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    If you smiled when you read this title, then you’re in on the secret.  We gave our son Alex, age 6 1/2 a Leapfrog Leapster 2 for Hanukkah this year and he was very excited.  Once you put the batteries in the device and turn it on, you select...
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    Sliverlight Developer Needed at Origin Digital

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    Origin Digital , an Accenture owned company, is a rapidly growing video applications service provider (VASP) that offer’s a next generation platform for combining the acquisition, transformation and delivery of a digital content delivered anywhere, in...
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    Created Virtual Earth Collections Block in Popfly

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    I like using the collections feature in Live Search Maps where I can keep collections of locations. One of the activities that I wanted to do was share a collection on my blog as an embedded map. Unfortunately this isn’t one of the out-of-the-box...
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    MSDN Developer Conference

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    If you missed the PDC, you can now spend a day in a location near you to learn all about Azure, Windows 7, Silverlight 2, and other cutting edge topics for just $99. All attendees will get a DVD of the Windows 7 Beta. Register here . Here are the locations...
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    Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision

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    A look at the Generation 4.0 vision of data centers from Microsoft. Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision
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    A Hanukkah Menorah

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    Last year I created this menorah for Hanukkah, the 8-day Jewish celebration of lights and now I’ve updated it for 2008’s celebration that starts on sundown, December 21st.  For those of you who celebrate Hanukkah, I am sharing a Silverlight menorah...
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    AOL Mail Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8

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    If you use AOL Mail and you want to try out a new feature of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), install the AOL Mail Accelerator .  Accelerators are IE8 enhancements that automate common tasks. If you want to build your own accelerator and share it to the...
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    An Interview with the Developer of a Silverlight 2 Ribbon Interface

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    The first project that I did when I started experimenting with Silverlight 1.0 (at that time it was called WPF/E) was an Office Ribbon UI .  It was a great learning experience and when Silverlight 2 betas started becoming available, I started to...
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    Silverlight Engineer at McCann Worldgroup in San Francisco

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    McCann Worldgroup is looking for a Silverlight Engineer in San Francisco. From MediaBistro.com: http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=85919&page=1
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    How to Teach Yourself Expression Blend

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    So you’re an interactive designer or developer and you have been hearing about Silverlight.  Now you want to teach yourself how to use the design tool for creating Silverlight applications, Expression Blend.  Where do you go?  http://expression...
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    Silverlight Jobs Feed

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    It seems like there’s real interest in freelance designers who are proficient in Silverlight and Expression Blend.  In the past week, two of my customers came to me asking where to find freelance resources.  I just posted one such opening for...
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    Los Angeles-Based Freelance Silverlight Designer Needed

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    A partner of mine, eblizz in Los Angeles is working on a new Silverlight-based site and needs a freelance designer fluent in Silverlight and Expression Blend: We need an experienced Silverlight designer for freelance work in December and maybe January...
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    Help Us Understand Cloud Computing

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    Tell Us What You Think About Cloud Computing - Do you have something to say about Cloud Computing? Click here , tell us more, and make your opinion count!
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    Obama Newspaper Headlines

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    Take 627 newspaper front pages and arrange them in a way that they can be browsed easily.  That’s what Scott Hanselman and Scott Stanfield just did with yesterday’s newspapers at http://bigpicture.vertigo.com/obama/ .  This uses the same Deep...
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    Vote!

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    Media at My House

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    Being a parent in this brave new world of media can be a challenge.  I have two boys, Alex (6) and Sam (3), who are growing up in a time and place where their worlds are bathed in media.  As a parent, the challenge is to determine what’s appropriate...
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    Just added Silverlight Page banner to charette.com

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    Having just moved my personal website to a Windows Server hoster from a Linux hoster, I needed to finish the week with adding some Silverlight to the site:  Because the site runs Graffiti CMS , I wanted to write a new banner that grabbed the navigation...
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    Charette.com Moves to Windows Server + IIS

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    I’ve had the charette.com domain since 1995 – it has been my personal web presence for my entire career.  I’ve used it to host video, forums, blog, display my artwork, experiment with technology, and build communities.  Lately, I haven’t done...
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    2009 David Ogilvy Awards for Advertising

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    As we are finally seeing, Silverlight is now being used for very cool advertising and marketing campaigns.  One of the most recent ones is Kia Motor’s sponsorship of the RoboChamps challenge . If you are involved in creating amazing digital advertising...
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    Hard Rock Cafe Silverlight App now Embeddable

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    One of the best Silverlight 2 applications to date has been the Hard Rock Memorabilia site created by Vertigo Software .  The application has now been updated for Silverlight 2, has nearly twice as many items in the collection as was demonstrated...
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    My Team is Looking for a Platform Strategy Advisor

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    If you are excited about the future of media and communications and their intersection with technology, then we may have the job for you! The role focuses on Media, Entertainment and Network service providers (Telco, Cable and Satellite) with a particular...
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    First Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to RC0 Porting Success

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    The first success that I’m able to report for my Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to RC0 porting is my Photobucket Silverlight library that I’ve been working on.  What the Silverlight team didn’t mention in their postings on Silverlight.Net is how many bugs...
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