Just in time for Thanksgiving, Betty Crocker creates the Kitchen Assistant

It’s Like a Cookbook, Only Better The Betty Crocker® Kitchen Assistant application has everything you need to make cooking and baking a breeze, and it’s all in one place – your computer. From your desktop access thousands of kitchen-tested recipes, discover expert tips, plus add notes and sort recipes for added organization. And the best…

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Missed the PDC event. Want to see the sessions?

Yes, there is a way to see all of the content, and that’s by visiting http://microsoftpdc.com/Videos. This page has instructions on how to download all of the videos, so that you can watch them whenever/wherever/offline or not. You can always watch them via Silverlight while online, but a traveler can always use a high quality…

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Windows Marketplace for Mobile, now supports WM 6.X

Yes, with all of the big news coming from the PDC this week, this tidbit slips under the radar this week. Per the Windows Phone Blog, we updated the Windows Marketplace to support Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 (to go along with the initial audience of Windows Mobile 6.5). To start your interaction, on your…

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Domino’s Demonstrates Tomcat Site on Windows Azure

With today’s announcements at the Microsoft PDC and our team’s efforts with several customers being announced there, I am posting a blog post for my teammate John Gilmour (Senior Platform Strategy Advisor), so that he can announce our work with Domino’s. So, here’s John:              It has been just over a year since I…

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Chicago: Empowering Women’s Brilliance

Directions Training recognized the need for technology and training resources in the small business community and in response has launched Empowering Women’s Brilliance, a local initiative aimed to accelerate the growth of local women owned technology startups. The city of Chicago’s commitment for driving awareness around the importance of technology offers a fitting backdrop for…

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Windows 7 Features That Your Mother Should Know About

After working several event booths doing demo’s and hosting a launch party at my house, it’s always interesting to me to see the different reactions to Windows 7. There’s the user who still is a Windows XP user, and there’s the user who’s running Windows Vista. And there are a lot of people running Windows…

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Dolly Parton talks IE8, Web Slices, and Microsoft

The Story One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon.  In conjunction with this week’s international release of Dolly’s new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based IE8 web slice to her web site, www.dollypartonmusic.net. Be sure to check out the…

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buzztap, sporting news aggregator, leverages IE8

I recently mentioned buzztap (note the lowercase spelling)  in my post on web slice discoverability, and said that I would talk in more detail. It’s time. I describe buzztap as a sporting news aggregator. During these days, I don’t have time to watch a lot of TV or spend hours reading web sites about my…

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Using WPF in a Truck

U.S. Xpress is a Tennessee-based truckload carrier with a reputation for delivering excellent customer service and using innovative technology to do so. In the mid-2000s, the company deployed an in-cab solution that automates engine diagnostics and provides communication, navigation, and training-video presentation capabilities. The solution was so successful that U.S. Xpress decided to expand its…

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