What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “Innovation Days” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the day into…

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Announcing Silverlight ‘Artists in Residence’ – Melbourne 1-5 December

Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called “Artists in Residence” in Redmond. We had a blast, and learned stuff too! So Kordesy was determined to bring the Artists in Residence magic to Australia. Therefore… announcing the first Aussie Artists in Residence! Artists in Residence The idea of Artists in Residence is to…

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The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight

Check out the podcast Kordesy and I did with Jeremy Kelaher at Tech.Ed. The Delicate Genius and Shane discuss Silverlight As Kordesy says, we talk about: Silverlight Adoption The state of Silverlight in Australia and who’s using it Designers and Silverlight/Expression They synergies between Mesh and Silverlight Surface

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My slides from Tech.Ed Oz – WEB311Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio

Here are the slides from my second talk at Tech.Ed Australia: Web311 Designing Compelling Silverlight User Experiences With Expression Studio View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: expression studio;) Unfortunately you don’t get to see the demos, which were the bulk of the presentation, where I walked through the basic steps of building the…

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Expression, Silverlight, User Experience and Web Futures – my 2.5 sessions at Tech.Ed Oz

Here are the details for my sessions at Tech.Ed Australia: My Breakout Sessions The art and science behind creating a great user experience ARC301 03/09/2008 12:00-13:15 A great user experience means more than drop shadows and rounded corners. It might end with placing elements on a screen, but user experience starts much further upstream, maybe…

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Silverlight/Expression trainer wanted for Sydney

Pandy from Alpha Computer Consultants tells me they are looking for a contract trainer in Expression and Silverlight: “Silverlight-Expression developer required for contract training position with Australia’s leading Publishing Training Provider Alpha Computer Consultants, for their Sydney CBD training centre. Please contact Pandy Dimitrios pandyd@alphacc.com.au or 9299 4570”

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"Pimp My App" and Expression Studio in Adelaide next week

I am delivering the new improved “Pimp My App” presso at Code Camp in Adelaide this weekend (13/July). My cube neighbour Dave Glover is also presenting – on something complicated and technical no doubt. Pimp My App “User Experience” (UX) is so hot right now. Business magazines talk about it, stakeholders want it, people even…

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REMIX Change of speaker – "Introducing Microsoft Expression Studio 2" and "How to become a XAML-ready designer with Expression Blend"

Unfortunately, Arturo Toledo is no longer able to join us at Remix in Australia. Fortunately, Tim Aidlen from Microsoft in Redmond has made himself available, and will be giving Arturo’s two scheduled presentations: “Introducing Microsoft Expression Studio 2” and “How to become a XAML-ready designer with Expression Blend”. Thanks Tim for coming out at such…

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Win a Silverlight Skateboard – Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in the lead-up to Remix 08! So, we are running a Oz Remix Silverlight…

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Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest

  Win a Silverlight Skateboard – Oz Remix Silverlight Video Clip Contest   Why pay for a Remix 08 ticket when you can win one? And a Silverlight skateboard while you’re at it! Creating Silverlight™ animations with Expression Blend is quick and easy and to prove it we want you to have a go in…

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