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    Video tutorial on Silverlight Streaming

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    [UPDATE: We have since published a plug in to Expression Encoder that makes it much, much easier to publish your videos to the web. See this post for more details. I have removed the links to the original tutorial below as it is no longer relevant] ...
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    Sky News Vista gadget

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    Sky News have just released a gadget for the Windows Vista sidebar - I particularly like the option of "strange news" that you can select. Being a bit strange myself, this appeals to me....
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    Virtual Earth in UK websites

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    I've just noticed that the NHS are now using Virtual Earth for their "find a service" feature that lets you find NHS doctors, dentists etc. Also of course Tesco are using it for their store locator , and Rightmove are using it as their mapping service...
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    Nice new Silverlight tutorials

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    These are great: short, snappy Silverlight "how to" tutorials using....Silverlight. Perfect.
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    Virtual Earth screensaver

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    My colleague Simon Davies has just pointed me at a cool Virtual Earth (VE) screensaver that uses RSS feeds from a number of sites to show interesting images from VE. Worth taking a look, plus you get access to the source code so you can see how the VE...
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    Example of a UK site using Silverlight streaming

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    Take a look at http://www.lovelewisham.tv for an example of Silverlight streaming being used by the London Borough of Lewisham on their website. The thing to bear in mind that the videos being shown here : a) They are not costing Lewisham any bandwidth...
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    Mix:UK 07 - register your interest

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    We've getting closer to starting registrations for the Mix:UK 07 event. I've been banned from telling you more about it at the moment :-) as we're holding back most of our cards, but if you're interested in keeping up to date visit the site and add your...
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    More Silverlight tutorials

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    I recently posted a couple of entries ( here and here ) with tutorials regarding Silverlight. If you're interested in more video tutorials on Silverlight, take a look at http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideos.aspx for a whole host including the Silverlight...
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    Award-winning Developer launch

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    Those of you who watched the webcasts we produced for the UK Developer launch of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office in January may recall that we pushed the boat out a bit in order to make the experience as rich as possible. The keynote was streamed live...
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