Event : UX Options with Microsoft, 11th Dec 2008 (Dublin)

Event Invite: User Experience Options with Microsoft – a full-day seminar If you’ve been reading a lot about Silverlight, WPF and all the various flavours of the Expression tools – you might be wondering about how they all fit together, and with more mature technologies like VB6 and WinForms. Well, this is your chance to…

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WPF & Silverlight : Sharing skills and code

I get asked about this quite a bit, so this is session from PDC is a ready-made answer 🙂   Over the course of the session Ian builds a Twitter client in both Silverlight and WPF highlighting the pros and cons of each approach, what code is the same and what is different and why….

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Eclipse Tools for Silverlight

Check out this open source project “Eclipse Tools for Silverlight” which allows you to use Eclipse to create Silverlight applications. Basically it’s an Eclipse plug-in, with a XAML editor (with code hints and completion), a SL project system and SL compiler, and in a nice touch the SL projects created by Eclipse will be fully…

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High Altitude Deep Zoom - Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 3000m

I just spent a couple of weeks in Switzerland and one of the highlights was a (two-stage) cable car ride up to Les Diablerets at an altitude of 3000m. The below Deep Zoom collection consists of a partial panorama plus detail of the halfway cable car station perched on an outcrop. At the time I…

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What a difference a month makes...

Between TechReady in Seattle (an internal technical conference, think of it as Tech Ed for Microsoft folks) followed by holidays I’ve been out of the office for the last month, during which there has been many interesting happenings, including SQL Server 2008 RTM (Aug 6th) – you can download an eval from here. It seems…

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Silverlight now on Ryanair.com

Yesterday Ryanair.com went live with a new destinations map which uses Silverlight to map all its destinations and routes. (For those of you who may not have heard of Ryanair, they are Europe’s largest low fares carrier, with more than 700 routes across 26 European countries). You can access the map via the DESTINATIONS link on…

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Firefox 3 and Silverlight

I’ve been doing some work with Silverlight over the last couple of weeks and ran into this question yesterday (specifically re. SL 1.0). The issue arose since Firefox 3 came out after Silverlight 1.0 and is related to silverlight detection, meaning that Firefox 3 wouldn’t pick up on the Silverlight installation. There is a new version of…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 publicly available this week

Hot off the press from TechEd US, Silverlight Beta 2 will be available this week. Check out below for a summary of some features, but perhaps most interesting is that Silverlight 2 Beta 2 comes with a commercial go-live license!   · UI Framework: Beta 2 includes improvements in animation support, error handling and reporting,…

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Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint

Just a link post really, but check out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/cc303301.aspx for details of source code and guidance for how to use Silverlight and Sharepoint together.   Six application component samples are included in the kit to get you started: A simple “hello, world” sample showing Silverlight in a Web part. A Silverlight slider control as a…

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Free Microsoft Press E-Book (Introducing Microsoft LINQ)

Preview the first chapter from any of these Microsoft Press Visual Studio 2008 titles here, and then download the entire contents of Introducing Microsoft LINQ, as well as additional chapters from the other two titles. Introducing Microsoft LINQby Paolo Pialorsi and Marco RussoISBN: 9780735623910 Chapter 1: LINQ Introduction Chapter 2: C# Language Features Chapter 3:…

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