• Tim Sneath

    Top 10 Tips for the Effective Use of Social Media

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    While my job here at Microsoft consumes much of my waking life, I spend a little of my spare time volunteering with a small charitable organization called HEAL Africa . They do work in the Democratic Republic of Congo healing victims of sexual violence...
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    PDC10: The Future of C# and Visual Basic

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    At PDC 2000, we rolled out the .NET platform, including a new language called C#. A lot has happened since then! Each release has had a theme – in C# 2 we added generics ; in C# 3 it was LINQ . Most recently in C#  4 with VS2010 we introduced deeper...
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    PDC10: Introducing HTML5 Vector Graphics

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    The HTML5 family of specifications provide two different models for vector graphics : canvas and SVG . Why have both? What is the difference between them, and how do you use them? It’s important to start by understanding the difference between retained...
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    PDC10: Kung Fu Silverlight – Architectural Patterns and Practices with MVVM and RIA Services

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    MVVM (Model/View/ViewModel) is an architectural pattern that is well-suited for Silverlight and WPF development. It is a variation of the MVC pattern that originated from the development of Expression Blend. At its heart, MVVM imposes three kinds of classes...
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    PDC10: Unlocking the JavaScript Opportunity with IE9

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    Websites are exploding in the quantity of interactivity they contain: over the last few years, they have become fully-fledged applications with functionality and complexity at a level that was previously limited to desktop applications. Scripting Engine...
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    PDC10: Inside Internet Explorer Performance

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    Browser performance is a multi-dimensional topic: there are eleven different subsystems that taken together can affect the overall performance of a browser: Different browsers may organize their internal implementation differently, but all these elements...
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