5 Things you didn’t know about me

FrankArr down under tagged me to divulge some information about me that people don’t know. So, here goes: 1. I grew up and spent most of my life in Northern Ireland before moving to the Southeast of the UK to work for Microsoft. And am very proud of everything NI stands for, good and bad…

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WPF/E Dev Center

Frank Arrigo who I will be having coffee with in MS Sydney in a few days time spotted that the WPF/E dev center is up and live. Download of WPF/E CTP MSDN WPF/E Dev Center I’ve been playing with this for a few months now and I have to say it is a great addition…

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WPF – how to map mouse clicks on a 3D shape to a 2D texture coordinate

This is just plain cool and I had to link to it before I pack. Lester Lobo has posted a great little snippet of code and explanation on how to handle mouse events on a 3D model to a 2D texture coordinate. Mapping mouseclick on 3DModel to a 2D texture coordinate Talk about ‘power of…

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Windows Live Search for Mobile

Just getting ready for the trip to Oz, well putting it off packing by blogging and came across WLS for mobile on Steve’s blog. Going to download it onto my phone before I go – could be very handy if it has maps/search-data on Australia (could be US only at the moment, not sure). First…

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WebDD site live – DDD for Web designers and developers – UK 3rd February 2007

Phil Winstanley has launched the site for WebDD. It is a community run conference that will be hosted at Microsoft’s headquarters for the UK in Reading in early February. The conference is aimed purely at web developers and web designers and is a gathering of minds to talk about and share best practices around standards…

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Developer Developer Developer 4

I attended DDD4 yesterday to support this great event and meet some of the speakers, attendees and freebie-hunters that were in attendance. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to attend many sessions during the day but I’m sure there will be lots of blogs discussing it over the next week or so. If you want to read…

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UK MSDN Roadshow dates announced

The UK MSDN Roadshow dates have been announced, so now is the time to get them in your diary. Registration is not open but the locations and dates have been set: – Nottingham: 21st February– Glasgow: 5th March– Harrogate: 13th March– London: 21st March– Reading: 27th March We are still nailing down what each presenter…

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The Panel – Creating front end experiences

The Panel is a new site/community/buzz thing all about stuff that you look at on Windows Vista and the web. It is going to be a ‘place’ for Microsoft to showcase interesting applications, websites, gadgets that take advantage of all the great new stuff we have in our OS and developer platform: – Windows Presentation…

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Camtasia and Windows Vista RTM

All our team uses Camtasia Studio to record our MSDN Nuggets (super exciting screencasts on MS technology!) and we all recently moved to Vista RTM which caused us all to face the same frustration and problems wth recording our nuggets – they just don’t work (well video does, or audio, but not both)! Thankfully, Casa…

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