Is Microsoft getting slick in it’s old age? Vista and Office boxes released

I know that when you talk to any Apple owner they always rejoice in the experience of purchasing an Apple produce like a MacPro (mmmm) alway the way down to silly accessories for the iPod. From the slick (I’m assuming people read that as cool – could be Norn’Iron talk, not sure) shops to the…

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A couple of cool more WPF demo applications to show off!

If you don’t think that WPF and Vista will enable a whole raft of new and visually appealing applications like the New York Times reader I mentioned previously then there are a couple more to add to the must-show-to-people list. Duncan Mackenzie pointed his blog readers to a couple of sample applications – one for…

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Windows Presentation Foundation search engine using Windows Live Search Macros

Windows Live Search Macros enables Joe Bloggs like you and me to create our own search engines! WL Search Macros are a great way of getting more out of the default Live search engine by allowing users to create personlised search macros which modify the default experience. For instance, I am doing a lot of…

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Reach/richness of user experience technologies

Mike Taulty in my team posted a great diagram describing the reach/richness of Microsoft presentation technologies. This really sums up the world of presentaiton technologies and web technologies which I hope to present on for the next year or two! I’ve got a LOT to learn – the first two (incl. ASP.NET) I’m cool with but…

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WPF Features Video

Ricky Tan from the .NET Framework Client team posted a link to a great video which walks through the Windows Presentation Foundation showing all the rich UI elements from concepts to complete applications and the potential the technology gives us in creating integrated and rich user experiences: Windows Presentation Foundation video It’s a marketing video…

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Build an add-on for IE and win $2500 and a trip to Mix07

Whenever I talk to customers who are huge FireFox users, they always comment on how great it is to customise the browser with extensions/plug-ins. Well, one of the great features and I’m sure a big focus for the IE team post-launch is to get us on the same page for those sorts of users with IE 7. The…

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ASP.NET Ajax Beta Released

After numerous ASP.NET ‘Atlas’ CTPs there is now an ASP.NET Ajax v1.0 Beta for people to play with. Looks like it has just gone live (2.50AM west-coast USA). This is quite a significant jump in the product shipping cycle and brings it one step closer to being released with out any ‘CTP’ or ‘Beta’ suffix!…

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Devweek 2007 – Designing WPF applications with Expression and Visual Studio

  Like some of my other team mates, I’ll be at Devweek 2007 in London in the new year presenting about Expression and Visual Studio and the Designer-Developer workflow. More details about Devweek can be found on the Devweek site: TRACK 2Designing WPF Applications with Expression Interactive Designer and VS 2005Mark JohnstonUser Experience is becoming…

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Internet Explorer 7 has been released out into the wild!

You blink and about a gazillion people blog about it first – damn me for spending the morning learning all about WCF! 🙂 Best get yourself over to the IE Blog and read all about the release for Windows XP from Dean (the GM for IE) – Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP released If you…

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