Microsoft Expression 4 launched, what’s new and resources

Expression 4 was officially launched today at Internet Week New York. In this post you’ll find the main links to downloads, getting started and a concise overview of new features. Trials & downloads All the different versions of Expression Studio are available for download with 60-day trials. Download here. Upgrading from Expression 3 If you…


MSDN Meeting recording & links – MIX 2010 update (Silverlight 4, IE9, Windows Phone 7 dev)

Last week Gill Cleeren and I presented the MSDN live meeting “MIX 2010 Announcements Update”, where we talked about the main MIX announcements and shared resources. You can find the session video recording as well as the slides below. To make it easy I’m listing the main resources discussed in the session here: Watch all…


Silverlight Analytics Framework

If you have been building Silverlight applications for public facing sites, chances are you need to measure its usage and in that way maybe monetize. Until now if you wanted to integrate analytics into Silverlight you were left to extra development effort or integration with JavaScript calls to the host page. Good news, last month…


The SketchFlow Conversations – Structure of a SketchFlow Project

Also in this series: The SketchFlow Conversations – Overview and Intro SketchFlow projects can be either in WPF of Silverlight. Let’s focus on a Silverlight version here and look at the differences of a SkechFlow project between other ‘normal’ Silverlight projects. The project on file A Silverlight SketchFlow project (solution) consists of two projects on…


The SketchFlow Conversations– Overview and Intro

In this Expression Blend SketchFlow series of posts I will be addressing different aspects of creating interactive prototypes and move to a production project. The idea to do a blog post on this subject came after discussing with some folks at a Silverlight training and events we held in Belgium in October and November 2009….


REMIX 2009 – all recorded sessions now online

ReMix Brussels 2009 was held at the end of September 2009. We had a great day with a general opening keynote and eight technical sessions on Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Expression Blend and general UX around Surface. Four speakers from Microsoft corp joined us in Brussels and continued on to Helsinki, Vienna and Lisbon for a…


Start to Silverlight – jumpstart your first project with coaching and training event

Something I thought may be worth a short blog post: the Partner department is organizing a Start to Silverlight training next week. The event is called Start to Silverlight, taking place on 29th and 30th of October 2009 at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Mons. Why is this more than a training? To start there…


Another chance to meet two ReMix speakers

If you have not yet registered for the full day free event “ReMix 2009”, taking place on September 29th in Kinepolis Brussels I suggest you don’t wait too long. Registration is still open, for the time being that is… There is also very good news because next to the ReMix event we have two user…


3’ on Blend 3 – #10: XML Sample Data and DataGrid

In this video we look at how to use an XML file as the basis for Sample Data in Expression Blend 3. We look at where the data gets imported, adapting it and binding it to a DataGrid control. 3 minutes on Blend 3: #10 XML ample Data and DataGrid Dutch English French   The…


3’ on Blend 3 – #9: Using Sample Data

In this video we take a look at a new feature in Expression Blend called Sample data. We create a new sample data source and edit some of the properties, next we create a ListBox with a binding to the collection of data. You will see that Blend also allows you to create a details…