Bing vs Google – The Showdown of the Maps – A student perspective

by Darren Doyle I’m a big fan when it comes to Maps. I have no idea why mapping online is so cool to me, but it’s one of the things I use a lot. Today I’ve decided to compare Bing and Google Maps both side by side and see who is the winner! While Wikipedia…


#NotAtMix? Join the Live Blog, Live Stream, or Channel 9

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … right?  Not when it comes to MIX10.  Here’s how you can connect to what’s happening Want the student perspective?  Join our Live blog where you can listen or chat with us about the upcoming announcements.  Starting at 9am PT.   MIX10 Day 1 and Day 2 keynotes…


New Videos: Get Started with Visual Web Developer Express 2008

Visual Web Developer Express 2008 is a free web tool that allows you to build CSS, HTML ASP.NET, C#, VB, and JavaScript and supports additional frameworks like ASP.NET MVC, AJAX, Silverlight and jQuery. ASP.NET is releasing a new series of how-to videos from beginner to intermediate.  Now’s the time to take a half hour to…


IE8 Web Slices, Accelerators, ESPN, and eBay

Internet Explorer (IE) 8 has a number of cool features including Color-Coded Tabs that group together connected tabs, web slices, and accelerators.  What is an accelerator?  An accelerator allows you to quickly take an action based on highlighted text.  What is a web slice?  A web slice keeps you up-to-date on a particular piece of…


MIX 09 Announcements

MIX 09 had some great announcements for web developers and we designers, I thought I’d post a summary of some of the announcements here so you can follow up on those that interest you.  This Week on Channel9 has a great re-cap where they discuss many of these announcements.  Check out their video Live from…


Silverlight for MySpace Developer Platform

Exciting announcement from Michael’s blog about MySpace and Silverlight. “Now you can build Silverlight applications for the MySpace Developer Platform!  I have been working with MySpace for months on this initiative and now we have some exciting results: MySpace has just announced support for Silverlight on MySpace’s Open Platform.  Take a look at their new…


MIX Web Design Conference Direct from a Student

Microsoft Students 2 Business is a Microsoft community that helps students connect with Microsoft partners and professionals to gain experience, mentoring and jobs.  This month, Microsoft Students 2 Business sent Janis Lee at UIUC to attend the MIX Conference in Las Vegas, NV.  MIX is Microsoft’s annual conference on web design and development.  Join Students…


IE8 Color Coded Tabs

I spent today reading some articles on internet browsers, their features, and their programming models.  Processes are the New Threads:  One of new approaches many browsers are taking is to model tabs as processes instead of threads.  Why?  Crash Protection.  When a tab crashes, it will only crash that specific tab instead of all tabs…


Silverlight Game Contest

Build a Game in Silverlight for the opportunity to win $5K. More Details here:


SlideShare Office 2007 Plugin

From  SlideShare, a startup that we’ve likened to a YouTube equivalent for PowerPoint presentations, has released a new plugin for Microsoft Office 2007 that allows users to edit and publish presentations directly to their SlideShare accounts. You can download the free plugin here. Beyond publishing new PowerPoint documents to the web, the SlideShare plugin…