MIX07 and Silverlight in Technorati Top 10

Chris Woodill noticed that the MIX07 event and Silverlight announcements are creating ripples in the blogsphere.  MIX07 and Silverlight are in the top 10 searches on Technorati!   MIX07


MIX07: Silverlight Supports Dynamic Languages (Iron Ruby, Iron Python, JavaScript)

Josh Holmes has a great summary of the Ray Ozzie / Scott Guthrie keynote yesterday.  Towards the end of his post, Josh notes with shock & awe that Silverlight not only includes a .NET CLR execution environment, but also the Dynamic Language Runtime as well.  Yes, it’s true!  You can write apps for Silverlight using…


MIX07 Speaker Interviews on Channel 9

Video interviews of many of the MIX07 speakers are posted up on Channel 9.  I think most of these were filmed before MIX and released during the event.  Koji and I were interviewed by Catherine Heller here.


My Content, My Tags

Tagging online content with categories or keywords is a great idea.  I love GMail’s use of labels instead of folders.  I tag all my Flickr photos six ways to Sunday.  What I’m not so excited about are sites that encourage others to put public tags on my stuff.  Who are these people?  And no, stupid, that…


Name Change: Windows Live Quantum Mechanics

It’s time to freshen things up a bit here.  Out with the old musty ambiguous “Momentary Gouts of Reason”, in with the new more specific and delightfully irreverent “Windows Live Quantum Mechanics”. Why “Quantum Mechanics”? It was late at night, several hours into chasing down a weird cross-domain communication bug in our Contacts web control. …


Silverlight XPS Document Reader Proof-Of-Concept

Delay started out poking around in the XPS document format.  Before he could stop himself, he had an XPS document reader implemented in Silverlight!


HTML Namespace Attributes and IE document.namespaces

A few posts ago I promised to elaborate on a little gotcha that bit us in the butt while prepping the “blocks” to enable Popfly apps to use the Windows Live Contacts web control and Windows Live Spaces web control .  Here it is:  IE has a handy document.namespaces object that reflects the namespaces defined…


Mashup Camp: Identity discussion

This discussion, led by Johannes Ernst, sought to explore ways to improve the user experience in maintaining personal information across multiple web sites.  Multiple logins on multiple sites are more than just a nuisance for the end user – a typical pattern of behavior is that end users tend to use the same login id and…


Heads Up – Breaking Changes Ahead

We’re on track for an end-of-month release of the next iteration of the Windows Live Contacts control.  The September rev will include quite a bit of UI polish and bug fixing, as well as a significant internal reorg to put the code base on a smooth path for long-term versioning and maintainability.  Essentially, we’re evolving…