MSDN Flash Christmas Special

Welcome to the MSDN Flash Christmas Special, If you’ve been missing these updates previously subscribe to MSDN Flash… As work winds down for the year developers all over NZ are venturing out into the sunlight. Like any good movement some will be left behind. If you find yourself stationed by a computer and are looking…

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Live Services Jumpstart – Day 1 Morning Session

As mentioned previously I am over at the Live Services Jumpstart Training in Sydney this week along with a few other kiwis. Day 0 for me was a chance to do a photo walk in Sydney. It has been a while since I’ve been in Sydney and it was great to get reacquainted with an…

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Deep Zoom Photographs

Back in May I delivered a session titled “MIX08: A Developers Perspective” where I first showed the programmability of Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2. Off the back of those sessions I have seen a few large scale developments take place in NZ using Silverlight 2 and Deep Zoom. None of them have come to market…

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Customising IE8 to Drive Users to Your Website

I have been running IE8 as my default browser since Beta 2 was released a few months ago and I have been enjoying the experience. As many of you know already IE8 ships with a brand new standards based rendering engine that is nothing like IE7 or IE6. It is great to see some large…

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Artist in Residence Melbourne Dec 1-5

Michael Kordahi and Shane Morris are holding an Artist in Resident (AiR) in Melbourne from Dec 1-5. Michael wrote: For those unfamiliar: AiR is a program whereby a developer and designer pair get together and build something in Silverlight from scratch. It goes for 5 days where you start with some training (day 1), conceive…

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More than 200 Hours of PDC Breakout Sessions Available Now

There is a wealth of resources available at https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ but I couldn’t find a single complete list of PDC sessions available so I created one here. Update: Mike Swanson has done one better over at http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/pages/PDC2008Sessions.aspx by including codes, speaker, powerpoint and code links! “Dublin” and .NET Services: Extending On-Premises Applications to the Cloud “Dublin”: Hosting…

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WCF REST Starter Kit

The WCF REST Starter Kit CTP is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. It builds on the support already provided as a part of WCF in .NET 3.5 (including SP1). Read More Getting Started with the WCF REST Starter Kit A…

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Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit

The Oomph A Microformats Toolkit session is taking place right now at PDC. With the momentum of Microformats burgeoning, we decided to build Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit. Our main goal with Oomph is to make Microformats more accessible for developers and designers. Microformats are about enhancing the web, representing data in HTML and moving that…

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Live Platform Jumpstart 2009 in Sydney 8th-9th of December 2008

At PDC 2008 this week, we announced a new way to program Live Services, the Live Framework (in CTP). Check out the overview of Microsoft’s Live Platform Services. Today we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples…

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Day 3 PDC Microsoft Research Rules the Roost

Reading tweets and Scott’s WOW blog post this morning perked my interest in what was shown at PDC this morning. I checked out the overview of what was presented and the Microsoft Research site to find out more about what was shown. Unfortunately it looks like today’s keynote wasn’t recorded Update: This keynote is now…

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