Leaving Microsoft

As I’ve been wrapping up our 2nd generation cross-domain in-browser communication channel API, I’ve been nosing around and thinking about what my next project should be.  There’s no shortage of tasks to do in Windows Live, and I had a few leads for interesting projects elsewhere within Microsoft as well.  Just as I cleared my…


Cross-Domain Communication Using Domain Lowering

More than a few blog posts ago I stated my intent to publish a series of articles on cross-domain communication techniques.  More time has passed than I had intended, but at last here is the start of that series of articles.  The series will explore progressively more advanced cross-domain techniques as well as their strengths and…


TMobile HotSpot at Home Phones Get Smarter

TMobile announced this week the addition of the Blackberry 8230 “Curve” to the list of cell phones supported by TMobile’s HotSpot@Home WiFi phone service.  This is a big step up in handset functionality over the minimalistic handsets that the service launched with earlier this year.  I’m very tempted to jump in, since the Blackberry can…


Halo 3 Launched!

Halo 3 has officially hit the streets!  Besides the game itself, check out the supporting info on the web, which happens to be implemented in Silverlight:  http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/halo3.aspx Having been out of the loop on the whole Halo series progression, I found the backstory and character summaries for Halo 3 very informative.


MIX07 UK Podcast with Craig Murphy

I sat down with Craig Murphy to chat about Windows Live and life in general at MIX07 UK.  Craig has just posted a podcast of that conversation.  I’ve known Craig for many years through the Delphi community.  I think we first met in person in 2001 at “The Delphi Conference” run by the Borland User Group UK.  Aha! Found a…


MIX07 UK Blogging

The title of honorary MIX07 UK stenographer goes to Sebastien Lambla (aka SerialSeb)for transcribing nearly word for word just about every session he attended this week, in realtime!  Check out the detail in his notes on “Building Next Generation Web Applications using Windows Live Services”, for example.  He has half a dozen more posts on…


PodCast Interview on LiveSide.Net

Angus and I had a chat with the guys from LiveSide.Net during the MIX07 UK conference this week.  Check it out!


The Casual Traveler

Angus laments getting hit unusually hard by jet lag on this UK trip.  This is particularly amusing considering he’s recently imported to Redmond from Australia and generally has far too much energy to safely occupy one body.  I suspect he owns an espresso machine.  Possibly even USB powered and in his bag. Angus’s criteria for professional…


Blogging at ReMix07 London

I’m sitting next to Angus in the back row of the ReMix07 London keynote.  Angus is blogging in Windows Live Writer, and the guy on the other side of him is blogging in Windows Live Writer.  Everyone loves a parade, so here I am blogging in Windows Live Writer, too.  It’s times like these when I wish I…


Halo 3 Promo Videos Running on Silverlight Streaming

The promotional campaign for the new Halo 3 FPS has begun with a series of in-game and thematic live action videos.  High-def 2mbps videos are here:  http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx  Lower bandwidth versions of the same are here:  http://halo3.msn.com/videos.aspx  These are already on the msn boards and will be referenced by additional promotional spots throughout the rollout.  How is…