Augmented reality revisited… WPF TO SL4

When creating the AMPLIFY 09 Augmented Reality example last year I was fortunately enough to use the building blocks provided by Casey at Brains-N-Brawn. He’d created an early (2007!) WPF AR toolkit build on the C++ lib ArToolkit to provide a flexible model of transposing 3d objects on top of markers found via interfacing with…

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Silverlight 4 Training Kit released

A new free Silverlight 4 Training Kit is now available that walks you through building business applications with Silverlight 4. You can also download the entire offline version of the kit here.  You can use the 8 modules, 25 videos, and several hands on labs online or offline from links on the Channel 9 site….

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Smooth streaming on StreetSide thanks to Bing Maps Silverlight

There have been some great new features released overnight to beta for Bing Maps. Whilst, at first glance, you might say this has been done before, I’d hasten to add that its very fast, involved smooth transitioning and other meta data to maps (even PhotoSynths). My first impression had me stunned. The following pictures don’t…

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Ask the Development Tech Community

I’ve been reading David Burela’s blog – some pretty good stuff.   In addition to some neat presentations on Azure he’s recently release a community site for Cloud Computing.   www.AllYourClouds.com   Which lead me to a further site at Codify for Technical community lists: ausDotNet – General .NET windows and web development The ausdotnet list…

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Deep Zoom Tiled Picture Mosaic

After the Amplify09 expo I thought I would take the Augmented Reality (with Twitter, Live Mesh and Multi Touch) pictures and add them as a mosaic. This article made it all sound very easy,  Deep Zoom from experience would create a good experience whilst optimising bandwidth. With 350 pictures between 1 and 4Mb (converted from…

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Augmented Reality on GE site

AR again/ After flicking through the Amnesia bloggers I discovered the GE augmented reality version of their smart grid. In the landing page there is some great animated information graphics (as made by MK12 in the movie “stranger than fiction”) Now to find some Silverlight examples for the animated information graphics – a control suite…

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Silverlight in Financial Services

I’ve blogged previously about these but now they are updated to Silverlight 2.0 RTM. For Banking: http://www.bankingwithxaml.com/woodgrovefinancial/woodgrovebank.html For Insurance: http://www.snowdencole.com:3347/default.aspx For Capital Markets: http://wpfcontest.lab49.com/index.aspx And Neal Cross here in Australia has been working on what he calls “Monetizing Web 2.0 For Banks” http://www.contosobnk.com/

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Kevin PM Twitter

Following the footsteps of Obama. Kevin Rudd and his team are twittering       ZdNet suggests its because Malcolm Turnbull was there first   According to Doug Purdy Twitter is dying and friend feed is now the usurper (no live links here though). I wonder if we will see a Kevin friend feed? But…

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PDC - Picks from "watching it live"

https://channel9.msdn.com/Media/Videos/ C9 Bytes: Don and Chris explain Oslo in 5 minutes   The future of C# https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/ Blend – tips and tricks https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC47/ Windows Azure: Architecting & Managing Cloud Services https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES02/ SQL Server 2008: Developing Large Scale Web Applications and Services https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB07/ Live Services: Making your Application More Social https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB20/ Deep Dive: Building an Optimized,…

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Silverlight quick picks

Since the release notification of Silverlight 2.0 I thought I’d post some Silverlight 2.0 ready sites, tools and DIY goodness. If you haven’t seen it already, make sure you check Scott Guthrie’s post about the release   Tools   SWF2XAML: Flash to XAML Conversion XAML Power Toys View Source Reflector   Games QuakeLight, the Silverlight…

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