XAMLFESTOnline Coming Soon!

For those of you that want to get a better handle on using XAML to build the next generation of Windows and Web Applications, and prefer to do it from the comfort of your own desktop, then XAMLFESTOnline is for you!  Based on the wildly popular XAMLFEST events run in cities all across the US,…

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SharePoint for Developers Video Series

My friend Kirk Evans has been doing an incredible video series called “SharePoint for Developers” out on Channel 9.  There are 5 episodes so far, and they’re all very well done.  The segments are short enough to get everything on the first viewing, but solid enough to bookmark for reference later. Here’s a listing of…

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MTV Adopts Silverlight!

Viacom/MTV announced a web based Digital Asset Management Workflow application completely built in Silverlight 3 (of course using the beta bits for now) and .Net 3.5. This is very cool, not just because it is an early adoption of Silverlight 3, but because : It is a great proof point that Silverlight is not just…

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deepzoom pix

I stumbled upon this today and thought it was really cool stuff!  DeepZoom Pix is a web site that enables people to explore and share photos using DeepZoom technology.  It combines the power of Microsoft Silverlight and DeepZoom for an innovative UX with Windows Azure for a fast, scalable and reliable data store.  The DZP…

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Tulsa School of Dev 2009

I had a GREAT time at the Tulsa School of Dev today!  I didn’t expect to be able to visit as my wife had plans (meaning I needed to be home with the kids) but when her plans changed I jumped on the chance to come out!  I quickly put together a great talk on…

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Detecting Network Status in Silverlight 3

I’m totally loving Silverlight 3, and wanted to dig into some of the new features that I learned about at MIX09 this past week.  I’ve already posted on the Silverlight 3 out-of-browser experience, and now I want to augment that with some information on network state detection.  Silverlight applications run on the client – not…

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Silverlight 3 Out-of-Browser Support

I know it was just announced today, but I had to play with the OOB experience in Silverlight 3 and give it a quick Road Test.  Luckily, it is just as simple as it looks.  This short post will give you an overview of creating a simple OOB experience for Silverlight 3. In order to…

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#MIX09 Keynote – Day 1

There was a lot of great information shared this morning at the first of the #MIX09 keynotes.  As I reflect on it, it seems that most of it seemed to be centered around Silverlight 3, but there were a few gems tucked away in some other parts of the keynote. First, Bill Buxton from Microsoft…

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Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac

Attention Designers!  Mike Swanson has released a Test Version of his Illustrator to XAML Plug-In for the Mac.  Help him out by downloading and trying out the plugin to make sure we’ve got a seamless experience for Mac-based web designers to work in the wonderful world of WPF and Silverlight Xaml! Mike Swanson’s Blog :…

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The Return of DevCares!

When I first started as a Developer Evangelist almost 2 years ago (WOW – time flies), the very first thing I was asked to do was connect with the folks in SCD that were running the local DevCares events and make sure that they had the support they needed, as well as look to find…

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