Dolly Parton and IE8 Web Slices

Yes, it really is Dolly Parton, one of the most honored country performers of all time! In conjunction with the international release of her new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


Writing a simple Internet Explorer Accelerator

With the release of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), there is some new functionality that enables a developer to extend the browser pretty easily.  One of my particular favorites is the ability to create accelerators.  Accelerators allow a user to invoke a service from another site based on the text selected in the current page.  Some…


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…


Digg Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8

I have blogged a bit about Internet Explorer 8 (previous posts are here) and some of the really cool features that it comes, making your web discovery and usability experience really great.  Specifically, accelerators and web slices bring a whole new set of IE tools to some great web services.  You can find some accelerator…


Microsoft at the 2009 CMA Music Festival

Microsoft and the Country Music Association are partnering on bridging the cultural divide between the country music world and the world of technology, this week at the 2009 Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival. Microsoft will be showcasing cutting edge technology few outside the tech industry have seen – including Silverlight with DeepZoom technology and…


ebaY sidebar for Internet Explorer 8

eBay has just launched a new sidebar offering in beta. I have been collaborating with eBay on this wonderful Internet Explorer 8 sidebar. What is unique is that they are the first Internet Explorer sidebar that utilizes Silverlight™ as part of the presentation layer opening up specific UI features to make the application standard out….


Yahoo! optimized IE8 Web Slice

If you are a Yahoo! Mail user and your currently using IE8 you will love the feature called the Mail Web slice that is available as part of Internet Explorer 8 optimized for Yahoo!. The Web slice gives signed-in users quick previews of their Mail right from a drop-down page within browser, so no matter…


Internet Explore 8 Optimized for eBay

Following the launch of IE8 at MIX09 eBay has their Accelerator, Visual Search and Web Slice available at eBay. If you haven’t yet given it a try, as Tim Sneath has very nicely captured the eight good reasons that might persuade you to check out IE8. Read the full article on Raj Ramabadran’s blog at…


Internet Explorer 8 FireStarter Event – Redmond, WA and Online – Mar 26th, 2009

On March 26th Microsoft is hosting a day-long, free event for Architects, Developers, and IT Pros interested in learning more about Internet Explorer 8. There is a very good line-up of speakers who are Subject Matter Experts in different areas associated to IE8. You can read about the speaker line up, the sessions, and you…


Yahoo! Internet Explorer 8 Accelerators

Yahoo! recently built and deployed to the IE 8 Gallery two very useful Accelerators!  Now with the Yahoo! Map accelerator you can at any web page while browsing plot an address or location using interactive Yahoo Maps and with Yahoo! Search accelerator you can get text search suggestions. Read the full blog post on Raj…