What does a potential Silverlight Adoption Lifecycle look like?

I’ve been working in this industry since i left high school back in 1995, and I often think about my journey to date and how I’ve adopted a technology. I then as a Product Manager on the Silverlight Team constantly try and put myself in you, the adoptee’s shoes. I’m constantly thinking about what it…


Don’t abuse the Desktop.

If you’ve read any book on design patterns, prospective memory is bound to come up. A lot of folks may read it and go “ahh, nah, i don’t know what to do with that” and i state this as i constantly wonder as to why applications continue to hassle users to “Save this to the…

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A tip on learning Silverlight. Throw away your code

You can stare at that blinking cursor inside Visual Studio all you want, it’s not going to give you an immediate insight into how you should architect your Silverlight solution so that it can be reusable and scale. It’s not that you’re an idiot or aren’t good at programming, it’s just that you are trying…

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Do we have one site too many?

In the past month if you’ve interacted with via twitter, email, facebook etc you’ve probably been asked by me “How many sites do you visit a week”. I only ask is that I’ve got this theory or ill feeling that we at Microsoft are making far too many websites than we need to, but at…

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Belong to a Tribe, not a brand.

I often in my travels visit customers who at times present a behavior that at times i can only describe as blind faith towards Microsoft. I’m somewhat unnerved by that and it’s not because i think Microsoft isn’t worthy of faith, it’s more a long the lines of understanding the rules of engagement really. A…


Reality Check: How did you adopt Silverlight?

As most would imagine, here at Microsoft we are constantly researching various ways folks adopt Silverlight and have quite a large amount of notes on the subject. I however love the old, “Why not just ask them?” approach, so I’d be curious to see how you all adopted Silverlight? In that what made you adopt…

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Thank you Silverlight Australia.

It’s now 2:25 AM here in Seattle, and I’m of course Jet Lagged with a head cold. I figured what a perfect time to update my blog with a big thank you to all who turned out to see me in my Australia wide tour. I met a whole bunch of you folks from all…