Last.fm hack day event in December

Sponsored by Codeplex (aka Microsoft and all things developer + cool + open sourcey) I love last.fm and it will be interesting to see what the ‘hackers’ come up with on Sunday 14 December at the Truman Brewery. I know there are going to be some of my team mates attending and there are a…

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web platform installer explained

The team over at microsoft.com/web put this short presentation up on SlideShare to explain what the Web Application Platform Installer is all about. Web Platform Installer – bits from IIS to tools to build web apps on Windows XP, Vista and Server Web Application Installer – most commonly used free web applications Web Platform Installer…

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Live Photo Gallery uploader to Facebook and YouTube

Two very useful “uploader” wizards for Windows Live Photo Gallery for Facebook and YouTube. LiveUpload for Facebook (Beta) LiveUpload for YouTube (Beta) More goodness from CodePlex! (Hat tip to Sarah)

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Get your designer/developer wallpaper here…

As part of the launch of the new Expression UK Newsletter (more on that soon!) Ben from Tricky Business has created this piece to provide something extra to newsletter readers. And going forward we’ll look to commission similar creations for our readers! I thought it would be good to share ahead of the newsletter going…

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Microsoft Student Technology Day Videos Online – SteveB and more industry/MSFT greats

On 1 October 2008, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer and a host of industry professionals discussed the next generation of computer science innovations with more than 300 students and lecturers from across the UK – the event was the Student Technology Day. The videos are now all online in glorious Silverlight. And I’ve embedded the big…

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My Xbox Live Avatar – get yours!

I am loving the new Xbox Live Experience. And the first thing everyone does when they update their console, I’m guessing, is spend ages creating their digital self as an avatar. Not sure that is too close to what I look like, but it’s not a bad start! Scott Hanselman has the skinny on NXE…

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The DPE white coats explain Azure

I aspire to wear a white coat, just like these guys: How to explain Azure so that anyone can understand. Dom’s post is pretty good for getting more information Now, I wonder if DPE UK (the area I work in Microsoft) could start a series of these in a CommonCraft type fashion looking at lots…

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140+ videos on Expression training

Go grab a coffee…or two… Hat tip to Arturo Videos are here (RSS feed here)

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FREE Designer event in Manchester on 3/12 – Screenedit Sessions

I’ve teamed up with the chaps from Tricky Business, Splendid and my northern pal Phil Winstanley to organise an evening focused on design and what Microsoft has to offer designers and developers who care about Experience/UX/Silverlight/WPF/Expression/Cool and beautiful technology The sessions look pretty cool: Tricky from Tricky Business: People don’t buy products, they buy experiences….

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Imagine Cup, Competitors at the ready….

The Imagine Cup 2009 is in full swing. And there is no better year to compete – there has been so much going on in the world of Microsoft technology recently: Silverlight 2.0 released PDC and all the goodness around Mesh, Azure, Windows 7, etc XNA Studio 3.0 Beta announced … The Imagine Cup is…

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