Why [Insert Microsoft Product Technology Here]?

Customers and partners occasionally reach out to me for help locating information and data to support their efforts to assess product technology and market opportunity.  There’s really no secret formula for how I go about collecting this information and often times rely on the same resources that the general public has access to.  One of…

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MIX10 – Register by January 15th and Save $$$

MIX is where designers and developers will learn about Microsoft’s broad web platform and tools that help bring together the clients, servers, and cloud services needed for creating great rich web applications.  They can also network with peers from well-known web companies like Twitter and Facebook; with startups that are planning their Next Big Idea;…

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MIX08 - Welcome to IE8 Beta1

I commented earlier today on a few IE8 features that were highlighted during the keynote session.  I attended an afternoon breakout session and thought I’d share with you additional insight on our current release. ActiveX security ActiveX controls optionally enabled on a per site or per user basis Reliability Recovery after a crash – although…

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Silverlight Goes To Beijing

With 150-days to-go before the Olympics kick-off in Beijing, we had the opportunity to see an early preview of the Olympics.com site with Silverlight support.  One word to describe it, UNBELIEVABLE.  You will have the opportunity to view 35 sports and 2200 hours of content on line live for 17 days.  Throughout the Olympics, the…

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MIX08 The Next Web Now - Rock On

MIX08 is underway at the beautiful Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas and the buzz is in the air everywhere.  Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at Microsoft kicked off the event and shared with us his perspective on what drives and guides Microsoft in the design and development of software 3 Core Principles driving…

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MIX08 - Internet Explorer 8 Unveiled

Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of Microsoft’s popular browser and in Beta 1 delivers significantly improved standards-support and developer platform investments with enhanced user experiences.  Today’s unveiling focused on Interoperability and Innovation CSS2 on Support – showed CSS2 support with IE8 (first look) and Safari. CSS Certification – Need comprehensive testing on browser…

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Tick-Tock Goes the MIX Clock

Time is running out and registration is almost at capacity so if you are still on the fence consider making a decision soon. I attended the event last year and it was truly an eye opening experience as we officially unveiled Silverlight and a host of amazing applications built on this technology.  I expect no…

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Missed MIX07? Then Join US For ReMIX07

ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007                                                                          Brought to you by Microsoft® Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07 in May, Microsoft is serving up ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here on the East Coast! ReMIX07 Boston will feature a keynote from…

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Ready to Rock with Silverlight?

Mix 2007 was simply awesome this year.  I can’t remember an event as exciting as this one except when I attended the PDC in July of 2000 where we first announced .NET. At Mix07 we shipped a new studio, went cross platform with .NET, and demonstrated our commitment to making Microsoft tools cool for the web…

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