Why you should check out Expression Blend Behaviors when using Silverlight

What are Behaviors? Expression Blend 3 introduced us to a slew of new technologies including one of my favorites – Behaviors.  You can think of Behaviors as snippets of functionality that can be dragged directly onto elements on the Artboard.  This gives designers the ability to add interactivity to the application without having to write…

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My trip to Microsoft’s MIX10 Conference

  The Keynotes I felt this years keynotes told a cohesive story better than any Microsoft conference I’ve been to.  After months of hearing about 3 Screens and a Cloud we saw a fulfillment on that promise.  Demo after demo the same tools (VS2010/Blend4) and the same framework (Silverlight) were used to create applications that…

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Why User Experience in the Enterprise Matters

Prior to coming to Microsoft, I lived the life of an Enterprise Developer for many years.  The technologies changed, the people I worked with changed, even the industries were different, bu tone thing remained the same.  IT was always asked to do more with less.   There are numerous ideas floating around that were created…

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Are you a developer or designer in the NJ/PA/VA area? I’m hitting the road and would love to meet you!

Over the next three weeks I will be packing it up, hitting the road, and talking directly with Developers and Designers like you!  From Philly to Norfolk to Harrisburg to Pittsburgh I’ll be showing off in person everything Expression Studio 3, Silverlight 3 and Windows 7 can bring to your applications.   MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow…

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How to install cool, custom fonts (like PDC09) into Windows and use it in your Silverlight application (or even Microsoft Word)

Whether you are someone who leans more towards design or coding you have probably come across the need for some interesting fonts.  Typography is a fascinating area with a long history dating back to the origins of print.  When we look at creating an engaging user experience today we are often trying to make a…

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Looking to create a more compelling experience for your users? Silverlight? WPF? Expression? Does it all sound like gibberish? The Mid Atlantic Roadshow is coming to your backyard!

From the Cheesesteaks of Philadelphia to the crab cakes of Maryland my fellow geeks Dani Diaz and G. Andrew Duthie are hitting the road and coming to you!  If you have been curious about the latest releases of Developer and Designer tools from Microsoft but don’t know where to start these events are for you. …

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Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 have launched and there has never been a better time to jump into the RIA space. So how do you get started? Get all the juicy details here!

An Exciting Launch This week kicked off the “virtual” Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 launches.  For weeks the SeeTheLight website had a placeholder countdown timer.  As UX Geek and Twitter user it was pretty exciting as we all watch the countdown slowly go down from days to minutes.  “ “10 minutes left!” came the…

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Exciting new stuff from Microsoft! The MIX09 Announcements.

Lots of exciting announcements were made recently at the MIX09 conference.  I didn’t get to attend in person this year but I tweeted throughout the keynote and event.  Yes that is my tweet highlighted in the above screenshot while “The Gu” is talking on stage.  Got to love the convergence of social media on the…

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