Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at MIX

One of my favorite annual conferences is back again this year in Las Vegas. Yes, despite the fabulous location and the plethora of distractions it provides. 😉 Join the conversation at MIX – see the latest tools and technologies and draw inspiration from a professional community of your peers and experts. More About MIX. PREVIEW…

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Architect Cafe | November 2009 Series | Online Webcasts

November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Tim Heuer Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at…

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Silverlight 3 FireStarter | Thursday 2009.09.17 | Redmond, WA or Online

The FREE Silverlight 3 Firestarter sessions in Redmond, WA and available as online webcasts on Thursday September 17th include a keynote from Scott Guthrie and presentations from Tim Heuer, Brad Abrams, Karl Shifflett and other Microsoft community leaders. You’ll learn what’s new and noteworthy in the latest releases of Silverlight and Expression 3. We’ll also…

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Silverlight and Photosynth at Stargate Universe

MGM and Microsoft partnered to build an application intended to give old and new fans of Stargate a first look at the main location of the new Stargate Universe show, an ancient starship called the Destiny. The sets for the Destiny are amongst the most sophisticated ever built for a TV show, accurately capturing the…

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Silverlight and Live Messenger at Photobucket

Photobucket has collaborated with Microsoft to build Photobucket Visual Search (http://photobucket.com/visualsearch), making use of Silverlight, Windows Live Services and Photobucket’s Open API platform. Photobucket Visual Search uses Silverlight to provide a rich and entertaining search experience, by displaying photos and videos in an easy-to-browse interface. The experience shows up search results, as well as related…

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Embedded Database Engine for Silverlight Applications

So far, rich Internet applications (RIA) don’t have to be concerned with data management on the client side, as most connected implementations are designed to be simply a visualization and interaction layer to data and services on the server side. In these cases, data is retrieved from the server as JSON or XML data types…

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Silverlight 3 Released!

Silverlight 3 is officially released into production today! Silverlight has come a long way in the short time since its V1 launch in September 2007 and V2 release in October 2008. Each version brought very significant enhancements to the platform. My earlier post on the Silverlight 3 Beta has details on new features, adoption statistics…

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Silverlight and Bing Maps at Grubb & Ellis

Today is a time in history where there are more economic factors disrupting the real estate market and operations than ever before. To mitigate this trend and ensure real estate and financial professionals have all the information necessary to make critical decisions, more and more data is being provided to help improve business intelligence. However,…

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Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service Available Via Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming

On July 7th, 10AM PT/1PM ET, Microsoft will be broadcasting the Michael Jackson memorial, live in HD from the Staples Center in Los Angeles using Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming (the technologies used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 NCAA March Madness, Netflix, etc.). And this event will be available worldwide to anyone who has…

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Microsoft at the 2009 CMA Music Festival

Microsoft and the Country Music Association are partnering on bridging the cultural divide between the country music world and the world of technology, this week at the 2009 Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival. Microsoft will be showcasing cutting edge technology few outside the tech industry have seen – including Silverlight with DeepZoom technology and…

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