How to get Silverlight for Nokia Symbian S60 phones

Now that Silverlight beta is available for Nokia Symbian phones like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic (S60 5th Edition) devices, you can download it from the Nokia Silverlight for Symbian page.   While still in beta form, good to see this finally arrive as a downloadable runtime!  Visit the Nokia S60 site for links to the…

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Endangered Species: Out of Many, One

If you’ve ever wondered what a single composite picture of all 180,000 endangered species on the planet would look like, well, wonder no more: the answer is a Sumatran tiger.  At least that’s the answer Fauna & Flora International, together with UK Silverlight partner Shoothill came up with in this very cool Silverlight Deep Zoom…

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From concept to delivery in 2 weeks with Windows Azure and Silverlight

Suppose you were asked to design and host an interactive map for the Taste of Chicago, which gets about 3 million visitors.  No problem.  Now, suppose you only had 2 weeks to deliver the whole thing – from first phone call to finished product.   What would you do?  If you were West Monroe Partners, you…

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Cool new spatial analysis for SharePoint users

I’ve always been sort of a map nut.  In fact, I love maps (there, I said it! 🙂 ).  Way back when I was Director of Elections for a county out in the State of Washington, I used to spend a lot of time with maps.  In particular, we had a map of the county…

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Make a cool game, win fame and fortune

Make a cool Silverlight game, and you could win $5000.  Plus, get featured in ServerQuest II!  More details here.  What is ServerQuest, you ask?    Technorati Tags: Silverlight,games

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Making tool bars interesting again. No, really.

Here’s something interesting from InfoSpace… a tool bar!  No, really.  In fact, see for yourself over at Sam Chenaur’s site.   He’s got a nice screen grab, too.  This is not your “father’s toolbar”.    I tried to get my own screen grab from the Recipe toolbar I installed, but it’s really quite hidden until you engage with it… so it’s completely…

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WSJ Business Technology Blog: "Are NetFlix Layoffs Microsoft's Fault?"

Wall Street Journal’s Business Technology blog raises this question in delivering the ultimate backhanded compliment by saying: The video service launched a new player for instant-watch movies in October that is powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight, a rich-media technology that competes with Adobe’s widely used Flash player. The Silverlight-Netflix player added, among other features, streaming ability…

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Get free training on Silverlight, WPF, and ASP.NET AJAX from PluralSight!

UPDATE: Jon Box presented some slides at the beginning of the session today, and a request came from the audience to get a copy of the slides.  I’ve added those slides as an attachment to this post.    How?  Go here and sign up!  The session is a 1-day overview seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 12, 2008. …

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Ever wished for cross-platform Silverlight desktop apps? So has Miguel de Icaza...

From Miguel’s de Icaza’s web log: Now that controls are part of Silverlight 2.0 and that most of the high-level controls have been open sourced and that they are incredibly powerful and great to skin it makes sense to think again about native desktop applications using Silverlight. He also talks about some very cool stuff…

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The most ambitious web media project ever

Adam Kinney has a great write-up and preview on the most ambitious web media project ever attempted: NBC’s site for the 2008 Olympics.  How big is this?  For the first time, the web will be the first class channel for experiencing the Olympics.   And with almost twice the hours of coverage, access to broadcast content,…

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