• Tim Sneath

    Extending Your Brand to the Desktop with Windows 7

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    What is Windows 7 doing at a web conference like MIX09 ? Last week I went along to the above titled session, in which Yochay Kiriaty , an irrepressible evangelist on my team, presented the case for a desktop application in an increasingly web-orientated...
  • Tim Sneath

    Overview of Windows Azure

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    Windows Azure isn’t particularly “on-topic” for this blog, but hey, just because I’m a client guy doesn’t mean that I can’t show any interest in other technologies, right? Manuvir Das presented a session on the subject at MIX09, and since I’m sat at home...
  • Tim Sneath

    Building an Optimized, Graphics-Intensive Silverlight Application

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    Seema Ramchandani works on performance as a Program Manager on the Silverlight team. She gave a fast-paced talk at MIX09 covering the graphics and media that contained some helpful tips for performance profiling, debugging and optimization. Silverlight...
  • Tim Sneath

    Exploring the CoreCLR Inside Silverlight

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    Brandon Bray gave an interesting presentation at MIX09 on how the CLR (the execution engine that underlies the .NET Framework) was refactored to support for Silverlight; I thought I’d share my distilled notes from the session. Bringing .NET to the Silverlight...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX09 Day 2 Keynote Pt 2: Deborah Adler on Changing Behavior by Design

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    Deborah Adler presented a fascinating case study of how user experience design can really have a positive impact on the lives of those who touch our products. She was the principal designer behind Target’s ClearRx drug prescription packaging , which has...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX09 Day 2 Keynote Pt 1: Dean Hachamovitch on Internet Explorer 8

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    Dean Hachamovitch is the General Manager for the Internet Explorer team. Amazingly, he managed to blog about IE8 at the same time as he was delivering his keynote – he must have been typing with his feet :-) Dean started with a humorous video on the ...
  • Tim Sneath

    Eight Reasons to Fall in Love with Internet Explorer 8

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    As announced at the MIX09 conference today, we just shipped the final version of Internet Explorer 8 . If you haven’t yet given it a try, here are eight reasons that might persuade you to check it out: You want a web that moves as fast as you do: Highlight...
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    About to Start Live Blogging the Day 2 MIX09 Keynotes

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    At 9am Pacific (GMT-7), I’ll start live blogging the second day of MIX09 keynotes. As with yesterday, I’ll post the live version at this location on the visitmix site , and then within a couple of hours of the end, I’ll post a better edited, linked version...
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    MIX09 Day 1 Keynote Pt 2: Scott Guthrie on Advancing User Experiences

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    Bill Buxton talked about why user-centered design is so important; now we’re going to talk about the “ how ”. We’re going to be talking about three key categories today: web , media and RIA . One of the things we’re trying to do is to provide a single...
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    MIX09 Day 1 Keynote Pt 1: Bill Buxton on Experience Design

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    Earlier today on the visitmix site, I posted a “live blog” of the first two MIX09 keynotes here in Las Vegas. Now that the dust has settled a little, I wanted to provide an edited version for broader consumption. If you’re looking for a comprehensive...
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    Tracking MIX09

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    In previous years , I’ve posted a live blog here of the major announcements at our flagship developer conferences. This year I’m going to try and do the same over on the MIX09 site , with “raw” regular updates of the key announcements; I’ll then wrap...
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