Events This Week – October 26th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference Tuesday,…


Events This Week – August 17th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar: Lehigh Valley .NET user group meeting…


MIX09 Day 1

Wow. Quite a day. I’m not going to try to summarize all the information that came out, as there have been many posts on it already this one from Alvin Ashcraft does a nice job of summarizing the announcements succinctly). But I did want to share my impression, which is that I saw some amazingly…


Shrink Your HTML and JavaScript Using Microsoft Expression Web

Great tip from Jason Gaylord: I don’t get an opportunity to use Microsoft Expression Web that often, but when I do, I always discover new features. I was looking for a way to compress HTML and JavaScript files that I was generating for one of our affiliations. In Expression Web, simply go to Tools >…


Kuler in Expression

If you’ve attended one of Frank La Vigne’s talks on design for developers, you’ve probably heard of the Adobe Kuler website/tool. It’s a great tool for quickly finding (or building) a ‘theme’ of colors that work well together. Jonas Follesø, a Microsoft Regional Director from Norway, decided that Kuler was just too cool not to…

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Clearing a Blog Backlog

Bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to blog about recently, in no particular order: The SideShow Team Blog announces the availability of a beta release of SideShow gadgets for Windows Media Center. View guide information, schedule recordings, control media playback, and more. Cool stuff! Some cool flat-look control skins for Silverlight 2, beta 2. Corrina…


Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plugin for Expression Encoder 2

From James Clark on the Expression blog: I’m pleased to announced that we just pushed a preview of the SLS publishing plugin for Expression Encoder 2 live: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/2/a/22a8da23-ffa7-4e5a-8fed-8239d3a7b322/SLSPlugin for Expression Encoder 2.msi This plugin makes it very easy to publish and manage your encoded Silverlight video experiences online via the Silverlight Streaming service from within…


Microsoft TechFest This Friday

My colleague Zhiming Xue is hosting a cool event this Friday that you don’t want to miss:  You are cordially invited to join us in a full-day event for developers and designers. Our first TechFest series will focus on how to use Microsoft latest web design and development technologies and tools such as Silverlight, ASP.NET…


PHP Support in Expression Web 2

For those who might wonder about how open Microsoft is to third-party development tools and/or languages, here’s one answer: In response to feedback from Expression Web 1 users, we’ve added a rich set of features for PHP development in Expression Web version 2. There are the expected productivity features such as code-coloring, snippets and IntelliSense™,…


Encoding Resources for Silverlight Streaming

During a recent discussion on Silverlight Streaming, someone shared this link to some resources on encoding, which I thought folks might find useful, so I’m sharing it here.