• Tim Sneath

    WPF and Orcas

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    (No, that's not a whale reference...) Today we released a fresh CTP of the next release of Visual Studio (codenamed "Orcas" - it's one of the San Juan islands that are a bit further out from Redmond than Whidbey Island...). I wouldn't normally take the...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Chat Transcript #2 Now Available

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    Thanks to the 120+ of you who showed up for the second technical chat with the WPF and Expression Blend teams. We really enjoyed hosting you all; the chat transcript is now available here .
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    Great WPF Applications #11: Areva e-terravision

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    I've been trying with this series to satisfy the desire we all have for instant gratification by including plenty of applications that you can download and try out with just a couple of clicks. But of course, not every application fits into that category...
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    Great WPF Applications #10: Daily Mail, Seattle P-I, forbes.com, New York Times

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    I've been holding off from highlighting the New York Times Reader as one of the applications in my portfolio for a few weeks, even though it clearly is a polished example of how WPF can transform user experience. Today, we can finally reveal one more...
  • Tim Sneath

    Virtual PC Museum 2007

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    As Mike Swanson mentions in his blog, Virtual PC 2007 was released this week as a free download. This isn't a revolutionary release, but it's notable for its support for Windows Vista as both a guest and host OS, as well as x64 architecture host support...
  • Tim Sneath

    Digg for WPF

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    What would Digg look like if it focused exclusively on WPF? Probably this ...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #9: Scripps Institute Cancer Research

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    I'm behind on my write-ups of great WPF applications, and they're stacking up. Sorry! The next application I want to feature is one that has real purpose, in that it's being used by medical researchers at the Scripps Institute who are working on potential...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #8: NoteScraps

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    I love this little application: it's a joyous example of how the subtle use of WPF can add greatly to an application experience. NoteScraps is a handy little tool for jotting down little nuggets of unstructured information - when you're on the phone and...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #7: Skandia Cowes Week CourseSetter

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    I wanted to draw attention to this one, because it's such a fun usage of WPF. Each summer, the Solent waters (between the British mainland and the Isle of Wight) are host to a world-class sailing regatta with a thousand boats racing in forty different...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF / Expression Technical Chat: February 21st

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    We had a pretty successful online technical chat in December , where we brought about twenty members of the WPF team together to answer your technical questions and listen to your feedback. Based on the response, we're going to host a similar event at...
  • Tim Sneath

    New Screencast Show on WPF and Expression

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    The first show of a potentially great new series on WPF and Expression has just hit the wires . Andrew and Dax are going to do a series of screencasts covering the use of .NET Framework 3.0 presentation technologies over the next few months. In this first...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #6: fnac.com

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    If you want to see a contrasting online shopping experience to Otto , you could do worse than look at fnac.com. FNAC are in many ways the French equivalent of Best Buy, selling all things electronic: cameras, MP3 players, televisions, PCs. To coincide...
  • Tim Sneath

    Google, Share Prices and Ads

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    Seeing Google announce quarterly earnings nearly triple their results for the same quarter of last year (they now have an annual revenue of $10 billion, almost entirely from selling ads), it suddenly occurred to me that I have never once deliberately...
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    Great WPF Applications #5: TF1

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    I'm slightly accelerating the pace of these articles from the planned daily push, simply because there are just so many to cover. From the moment I pushed out the first entry in this series, I started to receive emails from people around the company and...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #4: Otto

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    Although you may not have heard of them by name, Otto Group are a huge retail conglomerate with €9b of revenues in 2005/6; they own retail outlets like Crate and Barrel in the US as well as catalog companies like Grattan and Freemans in the UK and the...
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