Windows Live Platform @ ReMIX Boston

I’m really excited about participating in the upcoming ReMIX event in Boston. I’m especially fond of Boston, as I lived there during most of the ’80s. (I first moved there to attend New England Conservatory as a violin major. I ended up quitting violin, but I moved next door – literally! – to Northeastern University, where I graduated…


Windows Live ID Web Authentication and the ASP.NET Development Server

Windows Live ID Web Authentication By now, I hope you’ve heard about the recent release of Windows Live ID Web Authentication. If you haven’t, here are some links you should check out:, the place for all things developer-related to Windows Live 🙂  (click on Authentication in the list on the left) Angus Logan’s post:…


Windows Live Platform tidbits from last week

I was out of the office last week on vacation (check out our awesome seaplane ride to Victoria!), and a number of things were released that I want to be sure and call out. New release of the Windows Live Contacts control. You can read about the new incremental search and filtering features on Danny Thorpe’s blog…


Silverlight Streaming: new iframe-based invocation mechanism

With a recent update to the Silverlight Streaming service, it’s now even easier to instantiate a hosted app on a web page: all you need is a single iframe element whose source attribute refers to a server-side invocation URL. You can now write something like this: <html><body>   <iframe src=      scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ width=”500″ height=”400″></iframe></body></html> (Note that…


Virtual Earth: New imagery released

Looks like I missed this announcement while I was away on my recent ReMIX Europe tour (more on that in a future post). I wanted to call it out anyway, just in case you, too, may have missed it. 11.5 terabytes of new data! Including… Lots of new 3D imagery for many cities in the U.S….


Windows Live platform discussion on Channel9

Yesterday we released this Channel9 interview with Koji Kato and Danny Thorpe from the Windows Live platform team. Koji and Danny share their views on Internet software development and evolving Windows Live into a platform. This was my first time behind the camera – I’m a video newbie, so it’s a bit shaky at the beginning…