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  • Blog Post: What Can YOU Do with 10K of Silverlight or WPF Code?

    A lot, it turns out. Some long-time readers may remember my post of a year or two back where I set a fun little challenge to test what could be accomplished with just a single element of XAML . In the preparation for MIX09 , the team created a competition that offered slightly more room for creativity...
  • Blog Post: Why You Want To Book Your PDC2008 Ticket NOW...

    If you're into any of the technologies that this blog covers, you'll be mad if you miss the Professional Developers Conference this year. It's actually been three years since our last PDC, so we're overdue! I'm really excited about all the things we're going to be covering at the PDC this year: those...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight UK User Group: Inaugural Meeting April 2nd

    The jolly chaps at Conchango are setting up a user group in London to focus on Silverlight, and the first meeting is tomorrow! By chance I'm actually in the UK right now on something of a customer tour, so I plan to be there myself and give a bit of a status update on Silverlight 2 and WPF. Should be...
  • Blog Post: Attend the WPF Virtual Bootcamp - no need to register!

    People frequently ask me how they can learn WPF quickly. Now the technology has been on the market for a while, there are a number of different choices: books from the likes of Petzold , Moroney , Nathan , MacDonald , Anderson and Sells/Griffiths , classroom training from companies like Pluralsight ...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 Issue Resolution Lab: November 2007

    A couple of months ago, we conducted an experiment where we offered our lab facilities and technical resources here in Redmond to companies building Silverlight sites or applications that wanted assistance in resolving issues. We were really delighted with the results of this venture; we saw some great...
  • Blog Post: Come to a Silverlight Lab in Redmond

    From time to time, we run development labs in Redmond where folk can bring their applications in and work on them in a secure lab environment, with hands-on support from ourselves and other members of the product group. The next one is taking place on three days commencing July 23rd. These are not training...
  • Blog Post: A Summer of WPF and Silverlight Training

    Summer's here, and that usually means a bit of a slow-down in the office as folk take off on vacation. It's also a great time for some new skills development and training, and as there's a smorgasbord of WPF and Silverlight-related courses taking place over the next few months, I thought I'd take the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight in the UK and Ireland...

    Sorry - I temporarily fell off the blogging wagon. It's tough to keep it going - there's always new stuff to blog about, but finding the time to write and polish is more challenging. It's been a busy month with all the follow-up from MIX, a brief vacation, preparation for a European tour and lots of...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Track of MIX

    Our flagship conference for web designers and developers, MIX , starts today in Las Vegas. This event is unlike any other Microsoft conference, with a fascinating mix of internal and external speakers even including a few that are openly hostile towards Microsoft! I know not everyone gets as frothed...
  • Blog Post: WPF / Expression Technical Chat: February 21st

    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 the end of this month, covering both WPF and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Launch Event

    I'm presuming that almost everyone who follows this blog has at least one of the Expression design tools on their machine; Expression Blend (formeddrly known as "Sparkle" or Expression Interactive Designer) is an essential part of the arsenal for any WPF developer; Expression Design is a capable graphics...
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