Silverlight: Lighting up the client

At PDC last week, Scott Guthrie showed some of the great apps developers have already built for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight, as well as the rich set of development tools we have just delivered for building applications with it.  If you missed PDC, you can view the keynote and other sessions at microsoftpdc.com (in Silverlight of course!)….

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Announcing Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

Today, we are announcing the availability of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools enable you to design and test your Windows Phone 7 applications in Visual Studio. These free tools provide everything you need to build rich applications with Silverlight and XNA and deploy them to the Windows Phone Marketplace. The…

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Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch

I am pleased to announce a new product in the Visual Studio family – Visual Studio LightSwitch.  LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the cloud and the desktop. Today, businesses move at the speed of light even as people balance the responsibility of more than one role within their organizations. As…

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Announcing availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4

      I am very excited to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 on April 12th.    This represents the biggest tools release from Microsoft in many years.   To celebrate this with our customers and partners, we are holding 5 major launch events on April 12th in Beijing,…

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Introducing Windows Phone 7 Development Tools

Today at MIX10, we are introducing the Windows Phone 7 Series development story.  At the heart of Windows Phone 7 Series development is Silverlight.  This enables you to bring your existing development skills in building Windows Phone 7 applications. Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP, Microsoft’s developer toolset for Windows Phone 7 Series, is now available…

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Walking down memory lane…

Sometimes, we get caught up in what we are currently doing, the day-to-day stuff, the impending deadlines and the like.  Once in a while, it is good to take a step back and reflect upon the jounrey – the why, the what, the how and the where. Recently, I got such an opportunity when I…

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Silverlight 3

Yesterday, I announced the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend.    Some of Silverlight 3’s new features and improvements include support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, H.264/AAC/MP4 media playback, GPU support, pixel APIs including pixel shaders, perspective 3D, local messaging between Silverlight applications, an improved business object…

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Launching Silverlight 3 and Expression 3!

  I’m happy to announce the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow today.  In addition, the full family of Expression 3 products will be available within thirty days.   With version 3, Silverlight rounds out a feature list that delivers innovation and benefits to key areas of rich…

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Microsoft BizSpark: Serving 15,000 startups and counting!

Eight months ago, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft BizSpark, a program that helps early-stage startups succeed by providing Microsoft software, support and visibility at no upfront cost.    Today, I am pleased to announce that more than 15,000 Startups have joined BizSpark to date.   Participating companies receive full-featured Microsoft platforms and development tools,…

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Prototyping with SketchFlow

Recently, we introduced a new set of tools that add on to Expression Blend 3 that are designed to address the early stages of design.    With SketchFlow, you can   a)     sketch out ideas b)    turn those ideas into working prototypes that are as rough or as real as you want them to be…

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