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…


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…


Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference (EntDevCon) Live Streaming today!

Tired of hearing from Microsoft about their Solutions?  Want to hear real stories from real customers and partners?  It’s time to Go Beyond Hello World – it’s time for the EntDevCon. Doug Hauger, GM of Windows Azure, will be kicking of the Keynote at the sold-out EntDevCon this morning at 9AM EST.  Can’t make it…


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…


XamlFest NYC Event open – February 9th and 10th

Are you local to the NYC area and looking to get some hands on guidance for creating Silverlight and WPF applications?  How about a free 2 day hands on workshop?  Check out XAMLFest happening in the NYC Microsoft Technology Center: “Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have you seen…


Silverlight 3 Mix Sessions announced

Adam Kinney (aka Silverlight Surfer) has a great write-up on all the recently announced Silverlight 3 session for this years Mix conference in Vegas.  You can get all the details here. Be sure to check out Adam’s show on Channel 9 called Client Continuum packed full of Silverlight and WPF goodness!  


Microsoft PhotoSynth is out! Create your own masterpiece.

  If you remember I blogged about a Microsoft Labs experiment last year called Photosynth.  Well the team has just released a client and it is creating quite the buzz.  You can download the client yourself here.   Best of all – the site is community based.  So not only can you make your own…


I’m on Twitter! I think I ”get it” now.

I blame my experiences with Facebook.  More and more I have found myself looking at my friend status updates.  No new e-mails?  Nothing happening on the Information Super Highway?  Well let’s go check out what our friends are doing?  As more people I knew came on Facebook (keep in mind a majority of my fellow…


Using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta with Silverlight

Beta 1 of SP1 for Visual Studio and .Net Framework is now available for download.  This is a huge update with a lot of new features and performance enhancements.  Not to mention pixel shaders in WPF!  I have always wanted to tap natively into my Nvidia’s shader engine without having to learn DirectX and now…


Over 20+ hours of free WPF training videos!

With all of the Silverlight Training resources I posted recently it is now time for some WPF love.  =) Be sure to check out the WPF Bootcamp at Mix University.  With over 20 hours of hands on labs, customer examples, and a plethora of topics it will take you through WPF inside and out from…