Our students at MIX (Jeremy, Joe, Tom).
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … right? Not when it comes to MIX10. Here’s how you can connect to what’s happening
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MIX10 is next week (March 15-17) and we want YOU to be on the inside. Attend virtually through the blogging and tweeting of our Student Insiders who will report live from the keynotes and interview industry luminaries like Bill Buxton
Live Blog of Day 1 Keynote – join us at 9am PST to chat live about the keynote Live Blog of Day 2 Keynote – join us at 9am PST to chat live about the keynote
Live Blog of Day 1 Keynote – join us at 9am PST to chat live about the keynote
Live Blog of Day 2 Keynote – join us at 9am PST to chat live about the keynote
Follow our student insiders on twitter
Follow our student insiders on twitter
We’re sending Student Insiders to interview Microsoft Design Researcher Bill Buxton and keep you on the inside of their specific areas:
Tom Ziegmann – our IT + Azure Insider talks to Moe Khosravy, the Microsoft Program Manager for “Dallas” the Azure Data Platform Erik Nelson, the Principal Architect of MySpace Infrastructure Joe Osborne – our Expression Insider to explore the designer side and interview Bill Buxton Bill Buxton, Microsoft Design Researcher Jeremy Bray – our Windows Insider to investigate the new Windows Phone 7 announcements and interviews Larry Leiberman, Product Manager for Windows Phone Raffi Krikorian, on the Platform Team at Twitter and presenting Adding the “Where” to the “When” of Social Applications. Follow him on Twitter
Tom Ziegmann – our IT + Azure Insider talks to
Joe Osborne – our Expression Insider to explore the designer side and interview Bill Buxton
Jeremy Bray – our Windows Insider to investigate the new Windows Phone 7 announcements and interviews
Adding the “Where” to the “When” of Social Applications. Follow him on Twitter
MIX is where Microsoft and other industry leaders share a two-way conversation about the future of the Web, the boundaries between design, development, media, and technology. Learn more about the event at http://live.visitmix.com/About.
developers, strategists, architects, designers, user experience professionals, marketers and … our Student Insiders!
This year, MIX is not just about the Web. MIX10 will introduce the Windows Phone 7 Series developer platform. WP7 will be a major feature in the conference keynote (with both Joe Belfiore and Scott Guthrie presenting) and MIX10 will host 12 technical sessions detailing the platform to attendees. The keynotes & sessions will both be streamed live on the Internet and provided on-demand, post-event. MIX10 attendees will receive access to the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools and get free developer support.
Mary-Jo Foley from ZDNet talks about what’s expected in the IE announcements at MIX. Take a look at PDC09 announcement for focus on standards and speed and website compatibility on IE8.
Azure + Silverlight + Deep Zoom come together to show off your shoes! Click to Zoom in and see the shoes.
As my last blog post was on Office Web App’s I said I would keep up the charge on how Office is starting to become cool! Let me introduce you to Ribbon Hero for Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2007/2010.
What is it?!
At its heart, Ribbon Hero is a game built inside office. You compete to win points, which are awarded to you by doing certain actions with Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Office has so many features and shortcuts that make working faster which many people who use Office daily didn’t actually know about. The Ribbon Hero game focuses on this, improving your skill and knowledge in these powerful but underused features of Office. It also adds a social aspect to it, while completing the Ribbon Hero challenges and earning points, you can be competing with your friends and networks on Facebook.
So how do you play Ribbon Hero?? In two ways, firstly you can just use the App’s, as you start using basic commands, like bold, italic, and underline, you’ll start earning a small number of points. As you use more complex features, like Styles or Style Sets, or combinations of features, you’ll earn even more points. When you download the add-in you will see the icon (on the left) in the Ribbon. This is the number of points you have scored so far.
The second way is to play the challenges which ribbon hero has, as we can see in the screenshot, the first challenge for word is working with text. I’ve currently zero points so I better get moving! Another thin you might see in the picture is my friends Ribbon Hero score from Facebook. You can click on it and compare what they have completed with what you have completed.
I’ve been playing around with it for a while now and I have to say it’s really cool and I’ve actually learned about some cool features that I never know office had! Check out the video and then give it a try for yourselves!
Get Ribbon Hero now - http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero Office 2010 Beta - http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx
Ribbon Hero – Introduction
Darren is a Microsoft Student Partner in the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland. You can contact Darren at Darren.email@example.com or on Twitter @darrendoyle