Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

I’m going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good 🙂   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web…


MSN Germany with Silverlight wins IPTV Award 2008 – coolness

I just heard some great news from Europe: MSN Germany received the “IPTV Award 2008” for technical innovation for their brand new Social Video Mashup MSN ClipClub TV. The solution was built by Axinom, a German Microsoft partner.  In a highly competitive environment, where there are strong video, social, and chat options, MSN created a…


Give us feedback on Silverlight 2!

  My team pulled this together, help them pick your brain! Give us feedback on Silverlight 2 We’ve put together a short survey to help us improve our Silverlight features and API. Spend 15 minutes and tell us what is good and bad about Silverlight so far.


Styling a Silverlight Twitter Application with Expression Blend 2

We’ve done some amazing work with Expression Blend 2 for designers and now with the final release of Silverlight 2 you can really see how it all comes together.  I was talking with Celso Gomes and Peter Blois a few weeks ago about how we could demonstrate this and it culminated in a great video…


>Play 2008

I’m speaking at >Play this year.  The show actually started earlier this morning, but heading over in the afternoon.  If you are around, say hello 🙂 Should be a fun one!


IIS7 Extensions – URLRewrite and more The team just launched a new redesigned extensions page to make it even easier to find all the great out of band features you can get and install into IIS7.  The newest downloads are URL Rewrite Module, Microsoft Web Deployment Tool, Application Request Routing Other Highlights include: FTP Publishing Service, WEBDav Support Windows Media…


How to Use the Facebook Developer Toolkit 2.0 for .NET

I have been exchanging mail with Bill Konrad about how we can improve the Facebook Developer Toolkit work that we put together.  It’s been a popular, skunkworks project to help make it easier to target Facebook development using .NET. He put together this awesome article on how to get started: The great aspect of…


BizSpark is here — easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

Today, we announced BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions, but now marketing, demand generation, support, and more!    The…


MUST SEE: MSNBC Election 2008 Electoral Map

If you watch MSNBC and have ever seen Chuck Todd of MSNBC and his Surface applications for predicting the US Presidential Elections and wished you could do the same thing?  Well now you can, with this awesome new application from MSNBC (built with .NET using WPF).  You can download it here and run it to…


Silverlight + IIS Smooth Streaming is WOW

On Tuesday last week we announced a partnership with Akamai to deliver a solution for some of the most amazing video solution son the Web. Silverlight was designed to provide built-in support for Adaptive Streaming solutions and is fully extensible so that anyone can build their own custom implementation.  For example, MOVE networks is using…