The Mixing Room–Te Papa

Last week when I was down in Wellington for the ONYAs (Congratulations Keith!) I visited Te Papa to see The Mixing Room exhibition telling the stories of young refugees in New Zealand running from the 10th April 2010-2013. For me this is the rewarding part of being a technology evangelist. This story started two years…

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IIS Media Services 4 – Changing the Game

The more I see of IIS Media Services 4 the more I observe the fundamental shift away from specialised and expense media servers to core services that run on top of any windows web server. In this case change is good as it provides options to the growing number of people that want to create…

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Silverlight Rough Cut Editor – Real Time Highlights

The NAB Show is an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters. It is taking place in Las Vegas this week and you can check out Microsoft at the NAB Show 2010. It is interesting to watch the broadcast and web industry collide converge head on. With the launch of Silverlight 4…

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All Hail The Gu

This afternoon I found myself kicking around in Vegas after MIX waiting for a flight to San Francisco. I was looking through the photos from MIX10 and thought it appropriate to have a little fun. Since Scott Guthrie embodied this years MIX event I thought I’d turn the Gu into the poster child for the event (literally)….

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Silverlight IE8 Web Slice + Desktop Application + Windows Phone 7 Series

In our hotel room after Day 1 of MIX Gus from NV Interactive and I had an hour to kill for dinner. 20 minutes later we’d managed to port the existing NZ Cricket Match Centre into a Windows Phone 7 Series application. After a touch of refactoring to handle orientation change events and a few…

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NV Interactive – New Zealand Cricket Match Centre Silverlight Web Slice

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I’m a huge cricket fan, so it has been particularly enjoyable to work with NV Interactive and New Zealand Cricket on their latest little project. Australia has just landed on our shores for a nine match series against the blackcaps and it all kicks off tonight in…

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PDC Day 2 – Silverlight 4

If Windows Azure was the big topic on day 1 of the PDC conference in LA. For me Silverlight 4 was certainly the big topic of day 2. Scott Guthrie introduced Silverlight 4 during the keynote and showed some of the enhancements that are being introduced to the new version of the platform. Tim Heuer…

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Air New Zealand Fashion Week Finale!

I convinced Michael Ng (the official photographer) for Air New Zealand Fashion week to attempt a photosynth at last nights Stolen Girlfriends show. I think he did a great job! Showing the models and the who’s who celebs in the front row. Add this with some super high resolution beauty shots in the MSN “wall…

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Building the MSN Silverlight "Wall of Fashion" for Air New Zealand Fashion Week

Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while will know that I have been working with DeepZoom for some time now. I have been very keen to get Silverlight onto MSN.co.nz for a while. An opportunity presented itself for me to build a DeepZoom viewer and purchase 700 photos from Michael Ng (the…

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Silverlight 3 + Expression 3 Launch

I previously blogged about the release of Silverlight 3. Today I want to expand on this and talk about the Release To Manufacturing of Expression Studio 3 and DeepZoom Composer. Having used these products and technologies for a little while now I racked my brain to figure out the best way to communicate the capabilities…

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