Announcing – The Muchmusic Video Awards & Silverlight

The team has been hard at work to get this surprise ready and now we can let it out of the bag! We are happy to announce that MuchMusic will broadcast the MuchMusic Video Awards online in High Definition powered by Silverlight and SmoothHD technology!!! This is one of the biggest shows in Canada (Jonas…

CTV first Canadian network to offer high definition video online (done in Silverlight!) High definition streaming video is now just a click away for online viewers across Canada., Canada’s online destination for news, sports and entertainment, is bringing high definition video to the computer screens of Canadians with the launch of the CTV HD Beta Player. CTV becomes the first Canadian network to deliver HD quality…


MSFT Gen 4 Data Center Vision – Just cool.

Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision   “At Microsoft, we have focused a lot of thought and research around how to best operate and maintain our global infrastructure and we want to share those learnings. While obviously there are some aspects that we keep to ourselves, we have shared how we operate…


MSR Releases The Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE)

I’ve been using ICE for a while.  It rocks – the best way to build panoramic or composite images from a group of photos.  Try it out. From the site: “Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and…

2 quietly appears…and I’m impressed.

Our friends at Yellowpages launched a new site quietly called – now we will talk more about this site in the future (especially the great traffic data I hope)….. but for now head over and check it out.   So, if I count right the number of sites using our mapping technology is growing:…


RE/MAX No Longer Using Google Maps

RE/MAX has switched to Virtual Earth on their site.  It’s a really great implementation with custom controls and pushpins for the MLS listings. Congrats to RE/MAX.


Public Launch Of The Worldwide Telescope – Seriously Cool

The Worldwide Telescope project from Microsoft Research is now available.  It is simply incredible.  If you are into astronomy or not you should check this out.  The guided tours are a particular highlight.  This is an amazing project from the Research crew.


Toronto Photobloggers @ The Halo 3 Launch

The Daily Dose Of Imagery ( has some great photos from the midnight madness event at Dundas Square. I was going to paste in the photos, but I can’t figure out if that will violate the usage rights……


X07 Summary!

Today was X07!  It was a blast as usual.  As in previous years we were on hand to talk about the developer side of things.  For the second year in a row we focused on XNA.  Unlike last year (when XNA was very new), we had some excellent examples and demos on hand that had…


Sonos and Best Buy – Best Buddies

My friends at Sonos (disclaimer: I LOVE MY SONOS) have partnered with Best Buy in the US to make their devices available to an even wider audience.  This comes a few weeks after their Pandora announcement (and firmware update – which has dramatically improved the Internet radio performance) Too bad there are no plans for…