Windows Phone 7 at the Sprint Developer Conference

Tomorrow, October 26, 2010, I will be at the Sprint Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California, where I will be giving a talk about Windows Phone 7 and running a coding session on developing Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7.  We are very excited to be partnering with Sprint to deliver some great Windows Phone…


Download Progress Bar for Silverlight Media Framework Player

One of my customers has been using the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework player for their Business-to-Business media sharing portal and wanted to add a download progress bar behind the scrub bar.  I was able to show them how to do this with a combination of template binding, re-templating the SMFPlayer and Timeline classes and subclassing…


Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.7 Released

This weekend, in preparation for today’s Windows Phone 7 launch, we released, the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.7.  We fixed a few bugs and added tracking for the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework 2.2 now available for both Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. Thank you to the community of partners, developers, and designers who are using…


San Francisco Silverlight User Group 10/14 Meeting: Windows Phone 7 Design & Development

What San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting When Thursday 10/14/2010 7:00 PM Where Golden Gate North Conference Room Microsoft Corporation 835 Market Street Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94930 Who Navin Prasad, Netflix: Designing for Windows Phone 7 Mat Trunnell, Netflix: Tips for Successfully Developing on Windows Phone 7 Why You want to learn more…


Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework 1.4.6 Released

We have just released on CodePlex the latest version of the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework to support the final release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools.  You can read the release notes here.  New Features for Windows Phone 7 Since the last release, we also added some more new Windows Phone features and we have…


BALL Watch Silverlight Contest Winners Announced

The judging for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest is now over and we are proud to announce the winners.  Entrants had 59 days to recreate one of the watches from BALL Watch USA with Silverlight using Microsoft Expression Blend 4 (no images, or video allowed – only XAML vector graphics). Once the entries were submitted,…


A Value Converter for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest

A contestant in the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest was working on creating his entry (Due August 5, 2010) and sent me a question on data binding to the day of the week.  The watch that he is creating displays the day abbreviated and capitalized and he wanted to use data binding like I showed in…


Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework Updated

We have just released an update to the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework to include the following new features: Support for Windows Phone 7 Support for the Microsoft Silverlight Media Framework 2.0 Support for Webtrends for Silverlight 4, WPF, and Windows Phone 7 Added support for Google Analytics for WPF and Windows Phone 7 Fixed numerous…


Next San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting July 8

The next San Francisco Silverlight User Group Meeting will be held this Thursday night at the Microsoft office in San Francisco.  I will be talking about the Ball Silverlight Design Contest that is currently running for one more month until August 5.   There will also be a Q&A Forum and anyone can present what they…