Web 2.0 Innovation Briefings – Slides and Webcast

A while back, I posted the slides from the Web 2.0 Innovation Briefing we presented in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.  You can find the slides here. Also, I presented a shorter, webcasted version of the Briefing last week.  The recording of this briefing can be found here.  The webcast is available in streaming video…

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Using Silverlight in Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Some of you may have started playing around with Vista Sidebar Gadgets in order to create a unique experience for your users in a fresh, new way.  If you have, you probably realize how easy it is to create a compelling Gadget for the desktop.  One of the things that people are starting to do…


Silverlight: Nominated for the CNET Webware 100 Awards

Despite the fact Silverlight was just launched officially over the past few months and what Silverlight was previously branded as WPF/e has been around for only a short while, CNET has nominated the technology for its Webware 100 Awards in the Publishing category.  This is pretty big news for such a new technology! You can…


WPF/Silverlight and Expression Resource Part II

There are so many great resources on WPF/Silverlight and Expression Studio available after MIX. It’s time to do a part II of the resource listing continuing on the previous WPF and Expression Resource post. Getting Started Microsoft Silverlight Homepage Silverlight.net: a more community-oriented site than the link above, which includes a lot of Silverlight showcases…

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Web 2.0 Innovations Briefings – Content Available!

As promised in the Vancouver stop of the Web 2.0 Innovations Briefings we are doing across the country, we have (finally!) provided a link to the slide content. You can find the material here:  http://www.canitpro.ca/canux/slides/RIABriefing.ppt  I want to thank everyone who has attended these briefings to-date.  Hopefully you found them interesting and informative.  I know…

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Understanding Silverlight

Silverlight was announced both at NAB (National Association of Broadcasting Conference) and MIX. There have been quite a few announcements around the technology. Is it a platform, browser plug-in, media player, and more? With many blog posts on the subject, it still can be hard to get a clear picture of the technology and how it…

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Silverlight Airlines – A cool MIX demo, now available to you

One of the demos that really sticks in my mind from the whirlwind that has been MIX07 was Silverlight Airlines.  It was a demo that Scott Guthrie presented in the Day 1 keynote, showing how to integrate the .NET Common Language Runtime with Silverlight.  The premise of the demo was to improve on the typical…


Notes from the field – interesting points from MIX07 breakouts

It’s been an eventful day-and-a-half of breakout sessions at MIX with a lot of great info.  I encourage you to visit the MIX site to see if you can catch a few of the sessions – they will be worth your while!  Two sessions this morning, “Building Silverlight Applications in .NET (Parts 1 & 2)”…


Keynote Messages

     We just finished listening to the opening keynote. The keynote is full of excitements with the following key announcements and messages. Silverlight Messages: Compelling cross-platform user experiences Flexible programming model with collaborative tools High quality media with low cost Connected to web, servers, and services Detailed announcements are: Silverlight Programming Model Details Releasing Silverlight…

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Introducing Microsoft Silverlight – Light up the web

Yes! Windows Presentation Foundation /Everywhere (WPF/E) now has an official name – Microsoft Sliverlight. “Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. Silverlight integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight media capabilities include fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality audio and video…

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