Tech Days Online Conference in January

Looks like I’ll be presenting on the Tech Days Online Conference “Build an app for that” on 20th January 2011. It’s an online conference featuring demo-rich sessions on building applications for the browser, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 7. The online day will offer three tracks, letting you choose which sessions are most relevant to…

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Writing Cross-Platform XAML Applications

This week’s feature article is written by Colin Eberhardt and tackles the issue of sharing code between Silverlight, WPF and Silverlight for Windows Phone. It’s an issue that often comes up in conversation and it’s great to see Colin describe a practical example and demonstrate it’s quite possible to achieve a good degree of efficiency,…

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PDC 10 Sessions – The Pick of the Bunch

I’ve created a list of my favourite PDC10 videos for next week’s MSDN Flash and thought I’d share it here first so you get early access. The Future of C# and Visual Basic The Future of F# Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere LINQ, Take Two – Realizing the LINQ to Everything Dream Inside Internet Explorer 9 Performance…

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MIX10 Registration Open

Yes, it’s that time of year again when March (and MIX) seem to be both in the distant future and almost upon us at the same time. The conference is billed as: “A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites.” But it’s even broader than that. If…

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Expression Design Resources

Following on from my post about the Expression family, I said I’d follow up with some more details on Expression Design. Someone commented on my other post that Expression Design is “too basic” and I suppose for many people that will be a fair criticism. For someone like me, who’s not a graphic designer, I…

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Microsoft Expression 1..2..3

Blend, Encoder, Web, Design, Media, Studio – it’s easy to get confused by the plethora of Expression family products but given we’re nearing another release I thought it might be worth a few posts to try and to try and simplify things as well as provide a “jump-start” for some of the individual tools. Starting…

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Demos – Catching Up on Rich Clients Part 1

Rich Client Sample Sites http://www.thirteen23.com/experiences/desktop/blu/  (Desktop Twitter Client – it’s been renamed from Chirp to Blu) http://www.photosuru.com/ (Desktop Photo browsing / sharing application) http://www.mscui.net/PatientJourneyDemonstrator/ (Patient demonstrator – the Secondary Care app is the one with the Deep Zoom charts) http://www.laguna-coupe.com/ Interactive marketing site in Silverlight http://www.itv.com/ITVPlayer/ http://skyplayer.sky.com/ The FOX Movies demo isn’t available online but…

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Today’s Event – Catching Up on Rich Clients

Thanks to everyone who turned up for a very busy event today at Cardinal Place. The slides are now available on SlideShare and the originals will be on the MSDN Events Website in a few days. Catching up on Rich Clients Part 1 of 2 View more presentations from ukdpe. (tags: wpf xaml) Catching up…

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Code Competitions

I’m a huge sceptic when it comes to code competitions – perhaps Terrarium has left a permanent impression on me – I think they tend to promise much yet offer little. It’s an easy answer to a difficult problem. The barrier to entry is usually too high for broad appeal (unless you have something very…

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chirp – Really Nice Looking WPF Twitter Client

      I’m afraid my screen clipping doesn’t really do it justice but it’s easily the best looking Twitter client I’ve seen. Things I like: It’s WPF It’s ClickOnce Lovely UI design Infinite tweet scroll Nice transitions Very intuitive Things I’d like: Keyword searches Replies view Overall it’s now going to be a tough…

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