Silverlight and Expression Blend tutorials for hungry designers

Last Thursday designer Celso Gomes (Channel9 interview and interview) has launched a new web site with an excellent series of tutorials all of them built in using Expression Blend and Silverlight! Check out http://www.nibblestutorials.net/ and the blog at http://blog.nibblestutorials.net/.  Nibbles are a series of “snack tutorials for hungry designers” that cover the use of Expression Blend to build…

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Silverlight covered at IT Works Seminar

Next Wednesday May 23rd I’ll be speaking at the IT Works seminar “AJAX, Flash, Apollo, Silverlight: how do you build Rich Internet Applications ? “. I’m happy to see that Microsoft Silverlight will be covered at this seminar. The last IT Works seminar I attended was one on AJAX technologies and frameworks. It gave a nice…

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Project code named "Jasper"

Beside Project “Astoria” we also announced Project code named “Jasper” at Mix07 last week. Project Codename “Jasper”, aka Dynamic ADO.NET is a set of extensions to the ADO.NET Entity Framework designed to enable iterative (repeated loops) and agile development of powerful, real world data driven applications. Built atop the ADO.NET Entity Framework, Jasper supports rich…

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Family.Show: a new WPF reference sample

Tim Sneath posted the first end-to-end reference sample on his blog. The Family.Show application – developed by Vertigo Software – is a genealogy explorer that allows you to create or import a family tree and explore, annotate or save it to XPS. A couple of weeks ago I had installed a early internal build of…

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Silverlight and Flash/Flex comparison: what’s in a name?

Michael Schwarz has an excellent post up on his blog on the Rich Media Platform Comparison. Michael compares 2 a set of features of the Microsoft platforms Silverlight and .NET, versus the Adobe’s Flash/Flex platform. Check his blog for an overview table. While the name “Silverlight” was announced last week, it hasn’t essentially changed from what the WPF/E February CTP had…

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Branching Guidance for Team Foundation Server

About a year ago at our Dev & IT-Pro Days 2006 Steven Wilssens delivered a session on advanced version control and branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Despite Steven was announced as a speaker this year, he just notified me that – due to an overload of work for Mix07 – he won’t be able…

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Countdown to MIX07 and gadgets

MIX is Microsoft’s premiere conference for web developers, designers and business professionals.  MIX07 will explore the next generation web technologies that help consumer-oriented, web-based businesses unlock new revenue opportunities and lower development costs. MIX is a forum for discussing ways to bring technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX, WPF/E, Media Center Edition, IE, and the Expression…

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