Oh yeah, it’s on: welcome to the party, Windows Phone 7 Series.

    Today marks a sea change in Microsoft’s mobile device strategy and how we are going to market in the smartphone space.  This change is fundamental rather than incremental; we have completely re-written the book on how a Windows Phone looks, behaves and interacts with a user.  With the MIX10 opening keynote (you can…

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Wait, that’s a Windows Phone?!?

Yesterday was a pretty big day for Microsoft and one that I had been anticipating for a long while.  At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, we finally unveiled to the world what our next generation of Windows Phones will look and act like – we introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating system…

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Heralding in the Immersive Online Olympic Experience in Canada

Today represents a very important day for our country – the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.  Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be witness to some incredible athleticism and stories with the world united through sport. I can remember vividly watching previous Olympic Games in front of the television, marveling…

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A New Year and A New Beginning

Happy 2010 everyone! I wish all of you a healthy, joyful, and successful new year. 2009 has been a year of pursuing my dreams both personally and professionally. On the personal side, I had a fairytale wedding in my hometown in China. The wedding was a true mix of Eastern and Western cultures. On the…

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MIX10 and Call for Content

It’s not too early to think about MIX and MIX10 has a great theme – A Designer/Developer Love Fest for the Web. I’m expecting great sessions around the best practices of how designers and developers can work together creating innovative web solutions. With returning keynote speakers like Bill Buxton and Scott Guthrie, ready to be…

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Silverlight 4 Beta Overview

It was just 5 months ago we shipped Silverlight 3. Last week at PDC, Silverlight 4 Beta was introduced. The rapid release cycle allows the team to act quickly based on developers feedback and to keep pushing Silverlight to be the best platform for delivering rich interactive and media content on the web. In Silverlight…

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Experience Office 2010 Beta

At PDC’s keynote yesterday, the general availability of Office 2010 Beta was announced. Everyone can try out this Beta for free. This is a comprehensive Beta set which not only includes Office the software but also Office Web Apps and Office Mobile. Even the companion Office website had a brand new design. Let me take…

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Windows 7 is Here!

Today is the day! As I’m waking up on the west cost this morning, the celebration of the worldwide availability of Windows 7 has long started from Tokyo, Munich, London, Beijing, Paris, Dubai, New York, and our own Toronto office. I thought to gather some Windows 7 launch related facts and resources below for you…

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Introducing WebsiteSpark

Crosspost from Developer Connections blog… What is WebsiteSpark? If you run or work at a small web design or development firm, WebsiteSpark might be for you! WebsiteSpark is Microsoft’s new global program who goal is to help small web companies succeed. What do you get with WebsiteSpark? I put together a little graphic that explains…

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Windows 7 & Server 2008 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

Hot off the presses!  Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 have hit the RTM Milestone!  From the Windows 7 team blog… I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going…

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