Archstone Apartments Leverages WPF and Live Maps for Kiosks

One of the customers that I have worked with for quite some time is Archstone.  They are a top notch organization that have done a lot of interesting things with technology do set themselves apart in the apartment management space.  Recently they just completed a rollout of a kiosk based solution for prospective residents that…

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Web Activities in Windows Live

One of the brand new features in the new release of Windows Live is the ability to aggregate data from other non-Microsoft websites into your “What’s New” feed – this feature is called “web activities”.  If you want people in your Windows Live network to know what stories you are Digging, what you are writing…

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John L. Scott Real Estate Enables Online Social Networking with Live Services and Silverlight

John L. Scott Real Estate (JLS) is delivering a unique social networking solution, called JLSconnect, that makes it easier for buyers to shop for a home, and it will help JLS agents win new business and keep customers.  By building this new solution using Microsoft software and a Software+Services approach, John L. Scott was able…

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AJAX, HTTP, and SOAP access to Microsoft Translator

Many new and interesting developments on the Microsoft Web platform were unveiled at the MIX09 conference last week, such as Silverlight 3, Eclipse Tools for Silverlight, .NET RIA Services,  Web Platform Installer, IIS Smooth Streaming, Windows Web Applications Gallery, Windows Azure enhancements, Expression Blend SketchFlow, Expression Web SuperPreview, Internet Explorer 8, etc. Here’s a innovative…

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