Microsoft Surface

Out of Steve Bathiche and Andy Wilson’s work on Surface Computing comes an elegant 30-inch diagonal display table that reacts to touch — and will hit the market in Winter 2007.  It’ll be on show at Siggraph in August. Check out the demo (done in Flash (!) ). Please, can I have one in my…

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Nikon’s RAW (NEF) Vista Codec Updated

Nikon has released an updated version of their RAW (NEF) Codec for Vista that resolves an issue that caused it to suddenly stop working last week. Apparently the problem had something to do with an expired certificate. The new Codec is still labeled version 1.01. However, if you uninstall the old 1.00 or 1.01 codec,…

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Rob’s Last Stand: XNA, Microsoft Robotics Studio, 360s, Wiis, and Dancing Robots

Talk Abstract:  By day, he’s helped mild-mannered developers build n-tiered architectures using .NET technologies. But by night, the real Rob comes out.  The one that works endlessly – nay, furiously – with XNA and the Microsoft Robotics Studio.  And now, with backpack and camera over shoulders, he’s going freelance, making the IMTC, in fact, Rob’s…

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All good things …

It has now been almost three years since I joined Microsoft to work with developers in Ireland.  During that time, Microsoft has unleashed one-and-a-half new Visual Studios, presented the world a new Vista, and most recently they’ve shed some SilverLight on things.  Meanwhile, I’ve kept up the auld vices: dabbling in AI, shooting some photographs,…

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Dublin Event, May 28th: Windows Server 2008 Jumpstart

There are some exciting things coming for developers in Windows Server 2008, which recently reached Beta 3 under its codename Longhorn Server.  If you’re able to reach Dublin next Monday, you may be interested in the upcoming Longhorn Server Jumpstart Event taking place at the Microsoft Ireland buildings. The developer- and IT-Professional-focused event takes place…

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Dev.Live.com gets a Facelift

I was looking up some information about one of the Windows Live services (Custom Domains, specifically) and noticed they’ve completely re-vamped the Windows Live for Developers site.  If you haven’t visited, that’s the “one link to rule them all” I have been giving after presentations to developers on the Windows Live Services. The re-org is…

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Three Technologies that will change photography

Quite an interesting article in the Microsoft PhotoBlog: Program Manager Jordan Schwartz describes 3 Technologies that will change Photography. The three he cites are Mini Projectors, Liquid Lenses and GPS.  And it’s worth the link just for the mad-cool photo of the Mini Projector. This would also be a great chance to link again to…

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Silverlight Developer Resource-a-rama

I’ve been absorbing Silverlight from the perspective of a developer who wants to use .NET code to build Silverlight applications. Here are the most useful resources I’ve found this week: 0. The Documentation Silverlight alpha documentation and samples – very thorough for “alpha” bits!  1. Silverlight Mind Map This is a “mind map” of Silverlight…

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Leaving Las Vegas

I’ve just touched down in Dublin after the long haul back from the MIX conference.  I had an amazing week – days of MIX, nights of Vegas – but it’s with some relief that I’m back here now. On Wednesday morning I snapped this shot of a woman painting in the blue water of the Trevi…

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Silverlight Airlines Keynote Demo Online

Last night, Delay announced the publishing of the Silverlight Airlines Demo from Monday’s keynote. He and a colleague, Ted Glaza, built the demo in three weeks, beginning with nothing and building on top of the Silverlight .NET platform as it was still being developed.  Now you can play with it yourself in a browser. You might…

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