Microsoft Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 Starter Kits to download

I had totally missed the existence of these great starter kits for Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 which make for a great (if rather large) resource. You can view online at the Expression site or download the individual Starter Kits. That represents 32 videos to watch and nearly 500 MB of content. Sweet. Inserting Silverlight…

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Expression Design + WPF + Silverlight + Touch + Bizspark = startup heaven?

I had an opportunity to catch up with UK Software Startup IPrinciples. IPrinciples specialises in building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on the Microsoft Platform, predominantly using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) but also using Silverlight. I have known Richard and Paul who run IPrinciples for many years and I have been impressed with what they have…

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Last few spaces for UK MSDN events in February

I have just seen the internal report on registrations – and we are now down to the last handful of spaces in each venue. Act now if you want to come along and hear about WPF/Silverlight – London (10th), Birmingham (12th), Edinburgh (24th) and Manchester (26th).

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Didn’t we do well! (That would be developers in the UK at PDC08)

Have you got 6 minutes to spare? Then read on… The UK (and the work of my group) was very well represented at PDC08 in the Keynotes. I was just watching the Day2 1st Keynote with Scott Guthrie. Move to 94minutes in and you will see Nick Lansley of Tesco.com blowing your mind away with…

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A new version of Hard Rock Memorabilia – and my new favourite zoom

Last Friday we did a re-run of the MSDN Roadshow in London and MikeT covered off Silverlight, including a demo of deep zoom using the Hardrock site. I hadn’t realised the site had recently been updated to include over 500 items – but what I liked was the particular zoom Mike used. Start with the…

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WPF Performance issues? Then maybe this tool can help…

I am seeing more interest in building richer UX in WPF of late which is great. Since WPF is very powerful and very flexible, we are beginning to see developers hit UX performance issues as they build increasingly rich and exciting UI. The good news is we have a new release of our Performance Profiling…

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WPF Datagrid is now available

I have been following the arrival of the Microsoft Datagrid for WPF for sometime (my interest driven by the number of times I get asked about it!). I am pleased to say that this week we released v1 of the Datagrid over at http://www.codeplex.com/wpf along with some other new “bits” in release or preview form. …

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Do you have Silverlight Beta 2 code? Then you really need to test with RC0.

[EDIT 14th October: Silverlight 2 has now released – but the detail in Tims post below still holds for getting Beta 2 code working on the final release BUT you can publish your updated code straight away]  Tim has done a great job of explaining in lots of detail what you should be doing as a developer with RC0…

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ReMix UK 08 videos online – including me…

Mike dropped me an email to say the ReMix videos are now online. That is a lot of video as ReMix was 4 tracks over the two days – I missed a lot of great sessions! You can watch the videos online now. I certainly recommend you take some time to watch the day one…

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