Azure Partner Briefing

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Partner Azure briefing in Tampa!  We had an awesome line-up of speakers with real-world Azure experience – and it was great hearing about their perspectives with regard to leveraging the Windows Azure offerings to develop their partner & customer offerings. As promised, here is a link to…

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Silverlight 4 – Presentation and Code Samples

Thanks to everyone who came out to the MSDN TIKI Hut Road show event in Ft. Lauderdale on 12/02/2009 where the topic was Silverlight, Silverlight, and more Silverlight.  Joe Healy did a great job with the Silverlight 3 content and I was fortunate to be able to present on what’s coming in Silverlight 4. Speaking…

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The Story of MyChristmasCatalog.com

‘Twas the week before the holiday season…last week, I caught-up with Ron Teblum, CEO of Catalog Enterprises Inc. and Raphael Parentes, lead graphic designer, to discuss the launch of MyChristmasCatalog.com and their innovative use of Silverlight3 and Expression Blend and to deliver a truly unique one-stop, holiday shopping destination and experience. Catalog Enterprises was one…

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NBC Winter Olympics on Silverlight

NBC and Microsoft are getting the band back together for a full Silverlight experience around the 2010 Winter Olympics. You’ll have DVR control of the video, including rewind, sharing, and saving clips. There will be a Facebook Connect feature to allow you to socialize the insanity (or coolness, depending on your POV) of skiing with…

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Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.

Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract:  Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher…

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Innovation Showcase – Windows 7 Slides and Demos

A huge Thanks! to everybody who attended the Innovation Showcase event for Windows 7…   There’s certainly a ton of exciting new features and capabilities in Windows 7 and it seemed like we hardly scratched the surface by covering this laundry list of topics: The Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists Thumbnails Libraries Federated Search The Ribbon…

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ARCast.TV – How to Improve Testability with a Modular Architecture

Mario Cardinal and Aaron Kowall discuss how to easily test in an autonomous way an application conceived with modular abstractions such as the "layer". Mario and Aaron discuss how to partition the concerns of the application into layers and best practices regarding application architecture and modularity.   ARCast.TV – How to Improve Testability with a…

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Visual Studio 2010 + .NET 4.0 = Parallelism for the Masses

Got Multiple Processors?  With the hardware advances today, you would really have to search hard to find a good laptop, desktop, or server that doesn’t come with multi-core processor technologies in the box… As software developers, we have been spoiled by Moore’s Law (http://www.intel.com/technology/mooreslaw) which states that: “The number of transistors on a chip will…

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Silverlight 3 + Windows 7 = Browser-based Multi-Touch Game

Here is the first-ever on-line game that combines the power of Silverlight 3 with Windows 7 Multi-Touch to give you a browser experience like never before!  If you have a Windows 7 Multi-Touch device – point your browser to http://www.playcrazycoins.com and get ready for some fun!   Be sure to read Kevin D. Wolf’s blog posts…

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Internet Explorer 8 / Silverlight 3 Presentation and Demos

  Thanks to everyone who attended the Innovation Showcase event yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale.  We certainly covered a wealth of information and went through some great demonstrations of the capabilities for each technology. To quickly recap the IE8 session, we took a look at some of the compelling new features in IE8 that can help…

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