NLarge, unexpected benefits, and encouraging shared-source community contribution on Codeplex

I received a really nice and unexpected bit of feedback on my NLarge screen magnifier utility, which is a shared-source project available for download on Codeplex.  I use NLarge to magnify the screen, make annotations and focus attention during technical presentations.  It turns out that NLarge also is a very useful tool for people struggling…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 11 Apr 2007

Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center The new central location to register to download trial software. Receive updates during the evaluation period and enjoy a set of technical resources put together to enhance your evaluation experience. Try Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Get an overview of the 2007 Microsoft Office system user interface (UI),…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 20 Mar 2007

[Default] Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center Register to download software and receive regular updates during the evaluation period, directing you to technical resources, including how-tos, webcasts, downloads, virtual labs, and more. Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 is Now Available for Evaluating Extend this comprehensive suite of applications to deliver solutions that make data…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 21 Feb 2007

[Default] Spotlight on: Windows Vista Innovate on Windows Vista Innovate on Windows Vista helps fast-track solutions to success, by qualifying for a logo that tells everyone your existing application works with Windows Vista, and by providing plenty of assistance as you develop new solutions on this advanced platform to gain the Certified for Windows Vista…

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Express Yourself (Expression Web, Expression Blend)

The Expression line of applications are a suite of designer tools that help integrate the designer and developer’s workflows. Expression Web Expression Web was released earlier this month. It’s a professional design tool for creating modern, data-driven, standards-compliant websites, and although it’s targeted at designers, it has deep ASP.NET 2.0 support. You can find out…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 20 Dec 06

[Default] Spotlight on: Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Power in Simplicity Are you interested in building robust and reliable, mission-critical applications? From architecture through development and testing, the integrated tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System enable you to be more productive throughout the stages of application…

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XNA Game Studio Released, just in time for the holidays

Vista has launched here in Ireland, and I’m long overdue for writing about that (soon, soon)… but what better way to wrest myself away from Gears of War than to say that XNA Game Studio Express has been released, and now you can author your own games for the XBox360 in C#! So much for…

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Photosynth Screen Saver

Inspired by Photosynth’s autoplay feature, I created a Photosynth screen saver this morning. 🙂 [EDIT: I’ve taken this down.  I’ve had enough people tell me that it doesn’t work properly on their PCs.  I have left a link to the code down below, in case someone wants to make this work!  Apologies etc.]  The screen saver will auto-navigate around all…

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XNA Video Montage shows nascent indie games (and XNA Studio Beta 2, with Content Pipeline!)

I’m impressed by the diversity and quality of the nascent indie games featured in this XNA Video Montage, which was released on Major Nelson’s blog in a format which is optimized for the Zune.* XNA Game Studio is a set of tools based on Visual C# Express 2005 that allow students and hobbyists to build…

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