Microsoft Expression offer in UK 40% off

If you are a designer or developer that works with Microsoft technology (ASP.NET, Silverlight, etc) then this is a cracking offer from the guys over in the Microsoft Store – 40% off which means you can bag Expression Web (upgrade) for just under £60 for instance. Check it out – 40% off select Expression products


Flash v Silverlight Gallery

Stumbled across this great site with a tonne of examples built for Flash and Silverlight. It’s from Terence Tsang, who has 6 years Flash experience and 1 year in Silverlight. Examples include source code demonstrating effects, animation and 3D. If you are a Flash developer and trying to understand Silverlight then this might be a…


MSDN UK events – Silverlight and WPF

The guys in the MSDN team are presenting a load of events on rich client technologies during February: Event Description Audience: Developers In this half-day session we’ll do a refresh of the technologies that we can use to build rich, interactive clients with .NET in 2008. We’ll take a look at how we can be…


Silverlight skills are hot!

And my name ain’t Paris either. Nick Langley over at Computer Weekly has a great piece on how important Silverlight is in the RIA space for those with .NET skills. C# and ASP.Net web developers with Silverlight £28-40k Not bad eh? And if you fancy some formal training, check out Xpertise and this blog for…


CM’s Christmas card in Silverlight Deepzoom

The nice people over at Content Master created their Christmas card with DeepZoom: Check out Merry Christmas from all at CM Group (HT to Kris)


Photosynth goes Silverlight

Spotted this one on the DeepZoom blog   Kudos to Mark Dawson for this Check it out – Experimental Silverlight Photosynth Viewer


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…


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….


Remix videos online

Remix was only a few weeks ago now, and for those that missed out on the experience we have uploaded all the sessions and recordings for the event to the Remix site.   Highlights for me: Anything by Bill Buxton! How we built the wall by AllofUs Becoming human; smiling like you mean it, and…


H.264 and AAC support coming to Silverlight

A preview of Silverlight was shown at IBC last week which supported the H.264 and AAC. Cool stuff, if you are into your video…which lots of people are. “At IBC 2008 we will be demonstrating a technology preview of H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio playback support in Silverlight, and H.264 authoring using…