• Tim Sneath

    Great Silverlight 2 Demo: Healthcare Demonstrator

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    Congratulations to Martin Grayson and team for building one of the smartest Silverlight 2 demonstrations I've seen to date . I saw parts of this demo a month ago when I was in the UK, and I'm delighted it's now released. Whether or not you're involved...
  • Tim Sneath

    Controlling the Distribution of Silverlight Updates in the Enterprise

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    I've posted a few times about issues relating to enterprise distribution of Silverlight , and I thought I'd mention one additional topic that came up during a customer tour that I've been on for the last ten days. If you're a systems administrator, one...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 1.0 - New Maintenance Release Available

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    We released a minor maintenance update to Silverlight 1.0 over the weekend (internally known as GDR3 , where GDR stands for "General Distribution Release"). I'm sure most readers of this blog already have Silverlight 2 Beta 1 installed on their...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight UK User Group: Inaugural Meeting April 2nd

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    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...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight Rehab

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    Just loved the team's latest Silverlight video. Props to Adam, Laura, Nic, Monica, Dan, Scott and Tina.
  • Tim Sneath

    What does Windows Vista SP1 Mean for Developers?

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    As many people will have noticed, we released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 this week ( read about the notable changes here ). Aside from the inevitable bug fixes and enhancements to support new hardware types, one of the underlying changes is that SP1...
  • Tim Sneath

    Uploading Silverlight 2 Content to Silverlight Streaming

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    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,...
  • Tim Sneath

    Configuring a Web Server to Host Silverlight Content

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    Deploying Silverlight content to a production web server is a pretty easy process. Despite occasional misconception, Silverlight doesn't require a Microsoft-based web server: Apache can host up Silverlight content just as happily as IIS. But there's one...
  • Tim Sneath

    Have YOU Updated Your Windows SDK Recently?

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    It can be pretty hard to keep everything up-to-date on a developer workstation these days. With so many CTP releases, betas, and service packs, I know I often realize that my own machine is behind in one area or another. One particularly worthwhile update...
  • Tim Sneath

    Off-Topic: Tipping in Las Vegas

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    A confession: I'm really bad at tipping. It's not that I'm deliberately ungenerous, but simply that I never know how much to give. The UK isn't really a nation for tips: outside of restaurants, it's not something that's particularly expected, which means...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX08 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog

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    I'm going to be "live blogging" the Steve Ballmer keynote this afternoon at this URL. Keep this blog post bookmarked and start hitting "refresh" shortly after the keynote starts at 1pm Pacific / 9pm GMT. Or simply tune in to the webcast...
  • Tim Sneath

    Registering for the AOL Mail Client

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    I mentioned yesterday that the Hard Rock memorabilia application was live already at http://memorabilia.hardrock.com . The AOL Silverlight-based mail client is not live yet, but they've just opened up their pre-registration site for testers who want to...
  • Tim Sneath

    A Great Early Silverlight 2 Showcase: TextGlow

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    We're already starting to see some cool samples that use Silverlight 2 really effectively. Prior to MIX, we had a small private beta running to get some early feedback on the builds that we were producing, and a few folk made really good use of this time...
  • Tim Sneath

    So You've Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

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    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...
  • Tim Sneath

    Download Links for MIX08 Announcements

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    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...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX08 Keynote Live Blog

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    I'm going to try to keep up a live blog this morning through the keynote to provide folk with an Engadget-style blow-by-blow account of proceedings. Keep hitting refresh on this entry to see the latest news as it comes. 9:30am - Ray Ozzie is on stage...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX08 for Non-Attendees

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    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...
  • Tim Sneath

    Video.Show 1.0 Released to Web

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    After three public preview releases, I'm proud to announce the final version of Video.Show , a ready-to-run solution for hosting video content on the web! You might be interested in Video.Show if: Your company or school wants to distribute e-learning...
  • Tim Sneath

    Windows '7' Technical Evangelist: Are YOU The Person We're Looking For?

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    It's not a state secret that we're in the early stages of development for the next version of Windows (given the internal name of Windows '7'). The specifics of what comes next are always the subject of fevered and sometimes inaccurate speculation, but...
  • Tim Sneath

    Public Service Announcement: MIX08

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    Just wanted to remind folk to register for MIX08 ! Registrations are coming in thick and fast, and last year we sold out unexpectedly quickly, leaving a whole bunch of folk battering down the doors to try and figure out ways to get an exception granted...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great Line-of-Business Controls for WPF

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    I'm delighted to see that Infragistics have just released their NetAdvantage control set for WPF. It's a huge download: over 100MB, so either the controls are very big, the documentation is extremely verbose, or there are lots of samples included! This...
  • Tim Sneath

    Flotzam: Mashing up the Web

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    Have you seen Flotzam ? It's a fun mash-up that Karsten and Tim put together that aggregates a bunch of different data sources: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, YouTube and indeed any general RSS feed. You can install it either as an application or a...
  • Tim Sneath

    Making Silverlight Easier for Systems Administrators to Install...

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    If you're really astute, you may notice that we released a very minor update to the Silverlight 1.0 plug-in this week. There's no changes to the core itself, apart from a fix to improve logging of Windows Media audio-only streams; as a result, machines...
  • Tim Sneath

    We've Released the News Reader SDK!

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    Many of you have seen the New York Times reader application - it was featured as part of the portfolio I've been building up of Great WPF Applications . As I mentioned at the time, the New York Times reader is based on an SDK that we built to allow newspapers...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight Christmas Cards

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    Around the world, people are preparing to gather together to celebrate the holiday season, to give and receive gifts and to sing carols. This year sees the start of a new tradition that our children and our grandchildren will preserve and pass on: the...
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