ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions and Silverlight 2.0

There’s Mike and I in Birmingham on Wednesday talking about Silverlight 1.1 and ASP.NET 3.5 and meanwhile in the deepest, darkest corner offices of Redmond, they’re trying to make us look silly. Well not quite but it sometimes feels like we’ll get back from an event one day and find that everything we’ve just said…

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit

Thanks to Dick Baker, one of the attendees at my recent Silverlight session in London, for sending me a link to some VS 2008 (and more) training that’s available on the Microsoft Download Center at: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit It’s packed full of useful stuff – much of which I…

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Projector Recommendations

Any suggestions for a good, reasonably priced, portable projector? We have a need to buy these to use on the road so we need to be able to carry them along with various other gear. ie weight / bulk are at a premium. Other criteria would include: Minimum 1024×768 native resolution Good light output so…

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Kicking Myself Over Visual Studio 2008 RTM

So you can now (as of yesterday actually assuming you can get on the server) get hold of VS2008 RTM in all its glory (and it is glorious!). What a time to find out that my MSDN subscription has lapsed…. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the VS2008 (and of course .NET…

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Silverlight Physics Engine

Maybe it’s just me but I’ve always been fascinated by physics (well, mechanics specifically) and particularly their implementation in games (like Halo 3 for example). So when I heard about a physics engine for Silverlight I had to take a look. Honestly, this is cool…. Maybe start with the demos to see what it can…

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More Silverlight Streaming Fun & Games

Thanks to everyone who attended our “Developing on the Windows Live Platform” session last night in Reading. I did quite a few demos of Silverlight Streaming (probably too many as I ran short of time – next time I’ll have to drop some bits). These included how to upload a Silverlight application, how to use…

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It’s Good to be Back

Yeah, right. Long days with nothing to do but laze in the sun and order cocktails or drive around game parks looking at elephants, giraffes and the odd big cat vs work. No competition really. If only I could afford to stay on holiday permanently. I did hear recently of a couple who live in…

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