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…

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SilverZine.com A Must Read.

Alex Knight a fellow Aussie, has kicked off an online site focused purely on helping designers navigate the trouble waters of Silverlight. http://www.silverzine.com To quote: There is plenty of sites out there dedicated to developers and code related tutorials on how to build Silverlight applications but we wanted to create something specifically directed towards the…

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Where do I go to get the latest movements in Silverlight?

By rights you should be answering that question with sites like Silverlight.Net and if you’re not getting that answer, my comments and inbox are wide open for your commentary as in the end our goal is to provide less friction as possible to ensuring you’re kept up to speed on the ongoing’s of Silverlight. That…

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A community is defined by its actions.

I used to play World of Warcraft a lot, and my character lived in the Horde realm (therefore I was part of the Orc Community). I generally preferred to hang out at the Orc City (Origrammar) as to me that’s where I belonged. That is until I began to think about online communities in general,…

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Get behind the Expression Community Site.

I will admit one thing, we at Microsoft at times have a lot of online brands to cater to the Silverlight, WPF and Expression Studio ecosystem. There are a lot of moving parts to our UX Platform with events, communities etc all having niche requirements. That being said, there is one  that will bring balance…

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Why Chad is excited about Silverlight 2.0

I stumbled upon a post by Chad Campbell via my RSS reads (244 down, 9398 to go) and I enjoyed reading Chad’s passion and insight into what he’s thoughts are about the Silverlight 2.0 journey ahead. Chad has also written or is writing a book on Silverlight 2.0, so be sure to keep an eye…

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Nigel shows off our research goodies.

I see at times comments left on forums from folks whom have a beef with Microsoft that we don’t innovate. One could respond with the things we do right or you could take a page out of Nigel Parker’s book and simply put video where our keyboard is. Nigel has a great video demo of…

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MIX On Campus – Brisbane (QUT)

On Tuesday 20th, I’ll be attending MIX On Campus, a concept that our Nicholas Ellery has single handedly worked his butt of to organise (well done Nick) You can view more details here: http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com This event will take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Note: Perth is still being discussed). This is the agenda for…

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Web On The Piste (New Zealand).

I’ll be attending and speaking at the first “Web On The Piste” in New Zealand next week. This is a conference being organized by both Straker and Gruden, two companies in which I’ve had a lot of positive dealings with over the years. It’s shaping up to being hopefully a permanent fixture on my conference…

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