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  • Blog Post: Announcing Family.Show v3 – Our WPF Reference Application

    It’s been a little while in coming, but I’m delighted to announce that we’ve shipped the latest release of Family.Show , our reference application for WPF development. Family.Show started a couple of years ago, when WPF was in its infancy and a few of us were looking for ways to showcase the power of...
  • Blog Post: Uploading Silverlight 2 Content to Silverlight Streaming

    Following on very nicely from my last post on deploying Silverlight content to your own production server , I'm pleased to announce that Silverlight Streaming has added full support for Silverlight 2 applications. As well as adding the basic support, the team have put a lot of work into simplifying the...
  • Blog Post: So You've Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

    OK, so you've got all the bits downloaded and installed on your machine. What's the best way to start to get familiar with everything we've added to Silverlight 2? Well, you could do worse than start with the thirty page hands-on lab that I spent part of last week frantically working on! This lab takes...
  • 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: 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: 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: WPF Hands-on-Lab: Build an Outlook 2007 UI Clone

    I got wind today of a great hands-on lab that demonstrates the steps needed to create a high-quality user interface for business applications using WPF and Expression Blend. Two engineers from Microsoft Switzerland, Ronnie Saurenmann and Ruihua Jin, have put together this 90-page lab that starts at File...
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