YOU ARE INVITED – Random Hacks of Kindness – Hacking for Humanity – Global events – December 4-5, 2010

Looking to make a difference? Microsoft, Google, The World Bank and Yahoo! are inviting software developers, independent hackers and students to participate in the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event on December 4 and 5 in over a dozen locations around the world. This progressive initiative brings together volunteer hackers and experts in disaster risk management…

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City of Miami Uses Microsoft Technologies to Improve Permits and Services for Citizens

  Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation, code compliance, and related services. Land management had an aging mainframe…

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Miami Upgrades Land Management Systems, Streamlines Permits and Services for Citizens – Case Study Now Live!

See the full case study here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000007629  Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation, code compliance, and related services. Land…

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Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing many of the same touch scenarios using WPF3.5SP1 or Silverlight 3/4 involves writing a fair…

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DC Citability Codeathon Attendees – Come Watch the Demos today!!

Wow we are cooking up some awesome demos for y’all! A citable dataset from real data Citable map Citable video with open annotation Citable browser plugin Concepts on what kind of 3rd party apps might exist And then our unsung heros that did all the amazing backend tools that made this all WORK We are…

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Citability Codeathon – DC – April 9-11, 2010 – Register NOW!!

Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable. The event is open to…

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Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe. Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE, you can! Josh Blake just announced…

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Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. …

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Integrating Virtual Earth 3D into WPF and Surface Applications for Mere Mortals

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I just published a Channel 9 interview with Josh Wall and Josh Blake from InfoStrat about their Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Surface controls that make integrating Virtual Earth 3D a breeze.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/Ch9InfoStratVE “Virtual Earth 3D has many applications, but until recently has only been…

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InfoStrat.VE – Intermediate fix published for the latest 3D control

NOTE: This was cross posted from here Due to popular demand, InfoStrat just published an intermediate fix to get their InfoStrat.VE control working on top of the latest Virtual Earth 3D release.  You will notice that they just made a changeset available.  What they made available is not fully tested.  Once it is, they will…

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