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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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MSN's The Podium 08 - Built On Silverlight

MSN just launched The Podium ’08 as part of their 2008 US Presidential election coverage.  The Podium ’08 brings together data on presidential candidates for voters and election followers to explore by topic and compare candidates head to head on specific issues. What’s interesting about The Podium is that the content is not canned editorial material.  When you…

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Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive (formerly known as Folders) is now in beta, enabling end users to store arbitrary data on the web under password access control.  Files can be accessed over http(s) from web pages and from stand-alone client applications (thanks to the http file handler add-on in XPSP2).  Files can be private to your Windows…

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New In The Windows Live Contacts Control: Incremental Search!

Another month, another release!  This month we’ve added incremental search to the contacts and presence controls to make it easier to find a particular contact in your haystack of hundreds of family, friends, and coworkers.  Just type in a few letters of the name or word you’re looking for, and the control will reduce the…

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Custom Colors in the Windows Live Web Controls

The Windows Live Web Controls now support custom colors!  The Windows Live Contacts web control and Windows Live Spaces web control now accept additional parameters to specify the text and background colors of the inner and outer regions of the controls so that you can “skin” the controls to more naturally blend in with your…

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Secure Cross-Domain Communication: The Architecture Journal

The June issue (Journal 12) of The Architecture Journal focuses on web architecture.  I was delighted to be invited to contribute, and wrote “Secure Cross-Domain Communication in the Browser” for this issue.  In the article I describe a somewhat bizarre technique we use in the Windows Live Contacts web control and Windows Live Spaces web control to move data from HTML…

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Windows Live Web Controls Mix07 Video

In the better late than never department, a video interview with Koji and me from the week prior to MIX07 is now posted on Channel 9:  https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=317385 Yay!  Thanks Catherine for pushing it on through.

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