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  • Blog Post: MIX09 Day 1 Keynote Pt 2: Scott Guthrie on Advancing User Experiences

    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 platform – the .NET Framework – that can be used...
  • Blog Post: Download Links for MIX08 Announcements

    Here's a consolidated list of all the key downloads you'll need to update your developer workstation to the latest and greatest technologies announced this morning: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 (x86) Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 (x64) Windows XP (x86) Windows...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 for Non-Attendees

    At last, the mad rush is over. The run-up to a conference like MIX is always frantic: for me, the first three weeks in February involved a constant juggle of competing priorities. With the exception of one last-minute firedrill, the worst was over by late Friday afternoon. Now it's the calm before the...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Video.Show: A Silverlight Reference-quality Sample

    One of the favorite things about my job is being able to share really cool new content with you all, and so today is a good day to end the week on! Since we completed the Family.Show WPF reference sample, we've been working away in partnership with a great developer team from Vertigo Software on a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 RC1 is Here!

    As indicated in a previous post , we're homing in on the launch of Silverlight 1.0, and today marks another milestone with the launch of the first release candidate. Since the beta we released at MIX, we've fixed approximately 2000 bugs and work items and we're now feature complete with the final JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Family.Show 2.0

    Three months ago, we launched Family.Show, our first end-to-end reference sample for WPF. Family.Show is a genealogy program that demonstrates the usage of WPF for a complex, realistic scenario. If you're a fledgling WPF developer who wants to pore over some code that demonstrates best practices for...
  • Blog Post: Snack Tutorials for Hungry Designers

    Celso Gomes is an amazing interactive designer working at Microsoft who is responsible for the beautiful sample applications that ship with Expression Blend and did some of the earliest design explorations for Silverlight. Now he's come up with Nibbles : a series of "snack tutorials for hungry designers...
  • Blog Post: Hours of Free Training on Expression Blend and Design

    Arturo Toledo (one of our ace designers) posted a reminder on an internal email list that lynda.com have heaps of free training on Expression Blend and Expression Design available as screencasts. The Expression Blend material is presented by Lee Brimelow (author of the well known blog thewpfblog.com...
  • Blog Post: Expression Media Encoder

    Download a free trial version here ...
  • Blog Post: Our First WPF End-To-End Reference Sample: Family.Show

    The first three days of next week are going to be crammed full of announcements as MIX gets under way (click the hyperlink above to view the virtual conference site, where you'll be able to keep up-to-date on everything that's going on). In any big week like this, it's easy for some of the smaller announcements...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Expression Media Encoder

    It's been a busy day of announcements! Amidst the hubbub of the introduction of Silverlight, complete with industry pundits drooling with glee at the thought of a titanic clash between Adobe and Microsoft, we also announced a key new media utility as part of the Expression Suite. Expression Media Encoder...
  • 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: New Screencast Show on WPF and Expression

    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 episode, they use Expression Blend to bind a...
  • Blog Post: WPF and WPF/E Bloggers List: Updated for 2007

    For the last couple of years, I've undertaken the thankless task of trying to maintain a list of active bloggers on WPF. Unfortunately, I've let it languish for a little while, so I've taken some time out to revamp it completely: making sure that people still are actively blogging on WPF-related topics...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Presentation Foundation Blogs

    Last updated: November 1st, 2007 A list of blogs from various product team members and other related groups. Import the list of WPF bloggers into IE 7 with this OPML file. Windows Presentation Foundation 3D Team ( web feed ) Text Team ( web feed ) XPS Team ( web feed ) Peter Antal...
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