PDC Recap

With PDC just about a week over, it’s about time I finally got around to blogging about it. Here’s the random list   Windows Azure: Ray Ozzie launched Windows Azure and Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy (video here). Charles on Channel 9 did a bunch of videos on our Cloud services. If you want a no nonsense…

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Fun Silverlight Game: Crayon Cannon

Kudos to the Popfly team for adding new features in their July update. My favorite features are the pre-loading of assets which will pre-load images, audio, video before a game starts so it doesn’t lag out and the High Score service. The full list of features can be found on the Popfly Team blog.  …

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New Popfly Game Creator Features

Adam Nathan recently blogged about some of the new features they’ve added to Popfly Game Creator including the color swapper for skinning actors, guidelines and snapping for aligning characters, actor stamping for easier tiling, new events, and the ability to clone a level! All-in-all, this should make building games using Popfly even easier. Check out…

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Popfly Game Creator Alpha Launches!

Popfly Game Creator Alpha launches today and It’s amazing. Kudos to Adam Nathan as he’s really shown how Silverlight can build incredibly rich applications. I can only imagine what he’ll do when Popfly moves to Silverlight 2! Here’s the Channel 9 interview with Adam building three Popfly games from scratch Here’s how difficult it was…

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This Week on Channel 9: Feb 8th Episode

This is Episode #2 of This Week on Channel 9 a weekly recap show of our favorite things for developers including Channel9 videos, samples, bloggers, news, and much more.     This week we cover:0. Changes to the show based on feedback, our name courtesy of Ian and ChadK, and Benny Hill style set adjustments including more light! (0…

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New Channel9 Interview with Scott Guthrie on Mix

Last night, I caught up with Scott Guthrie and we talked about the up-and-coming technology that will be shown at Mix. I just posted Part 1 of the video onto Channel9 where we discuss IIS 7.0 and what it means for developers. I’ll post Part 2 tomorrow, where Scott delves deeper into the technology for…

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Build and Publish Web Sites with Popfly Explorer Beta

I’m back in Seattle after attending TechEd Europe earlier in the week. It was an absolute blast and thanks to everyone who came to the overflowed Popfly session! Tony Goodhew and I did demos in Soma’s keynote, check out Patrik and Andrew’s blogs for a recap on the keynote: Patrik Löwendahl’s:  Live from the keynote…

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Not all Facebook data is in a "Walled Garden"

The Facebook is a “Walled Garden” meme continues today with a post from pal Robert Scoble that continues the assumption that all Facebook data is somehow “locked” into Facebook. Here’s a quick snippet: First, let’s go back to Facebook. Why does everyone say it’s a “walled garden?” Because you can’t get to data stored on Facebook…

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Microsoft Launches Popfly

A lot of long hours and hard work later, we officially launched Popfly as a private alpha!!   What the heck is it? Popfly is the fun, easy way for anyone to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts: 1. Popfly Creator is a set of online visual…

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Club Site Starter Kit Project is recruiting

Zack Owens is looking for volunteers to assist with a new open source CodePlex project that builds onthe existing Club Site Starter Kit. Some of the features he’s looking to add include:   Bug Fixes Forums FCK Editor Web Administration Poll Control RSS AJAX Themes Searching CMS-like text editing News page formatted for printing Selectable…

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