Announcing Family.Show v3 – Our WPF Reference Application

It’s been a little while in coming, but I’m delighted to announce that we’ve shipped the latest release of Family.Show, our reference application for WPF development. Family.Show started a couple of years ago, when WPF was in its infancy and a few of us were looking for ways to showcase the power of the platform…

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What Can YOU Do with 10K of Silverlight or WPF Code?

A lot, it turns out. Some long-time readers may remember my post of a year or two back where I set a fun little challenge to test what could be accomplished with just a single element of XAML. In the preparation for MIX09, the team created a competition that offered slightly more room for creativity,…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Is Here!

Get it from http://silverlight.net/GetStarted, along with the developer tools, documentation and the June update to Blend 2.5. Lots of new goodies – as ever, Scott Guthrie’s blog has a comprehensive guide. I’m not going to try and compete with him today: my family tell me it’s time for the weekend to start! If you’re looking…

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Great Silverlight 2 Demo: Healthcare Demonstrator

Congratulations to Martin Grayson and team for building one of the smartest Silverlight 2 demonstrations I’ve seen to date. I saw parts of this demo a month ago when I was in the UK, and I’m delighted it’s now released. Whether or not you’re involved in the healthcare sector, this demo does a great job…

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Have YOU Updated Your Windows SDK Recently?

It can be pretty hard to keep everything up-to-date on a developer workstation these days. With so many CTP releases, betas, and service packs, I know I often realize that my own machine is behind in one area or another. One particularly worthwhile update that might have missed your attention over the last couple of…

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A Great Early Silverlight 2 Showcase: TextGlow

We’re already starting to see some cool samples that use Silverlight 2 really effectively. Prior to MIX, we had a small private beta running to get some early feedback on the builds that we were producing, and a few folk made really good use of this time to build some interesting ideas out. This one…

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Video.Show 1.0 Released to Web

After three public preview releases, I’m proud to announce the final version of Video.Show, a ready-to-run solution for hosting video content on the web! You might be interested in Video.Show if: Your company or school wants to distribute e-learning or educational content over the web for internal or external access; You’re creating the next YouTube-style…

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We’ve Released the News Reader SDK!

Many of you have seen the New York Times reader application – it was featured as part of the portfolio I’ve been building up of Great WPF Applications. As I mentioned at the time, the New York Times reader is based on an SDK that we built to allow newspapers and content publishers to create…

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Silverlight Christmas Cards

Around the world, people are preparing to gather together to celebrate the holiday season, to give and receive gifts and to sing carols. This year sees the start of a new tradition that our children and our grandchildren will preserve and pass on: the sending of Silverlight-enhanced Christmas cards! I’ve received some fun ones -…

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Share Your Christmas Wishlist / Hatelist with Silverlight

Here’s a cool little Silverlight 1.0 application that our team (specifically Adam) assisted with over the last week. In the run-up to Christmas, I’m sure a lot of us are told that we’re "hard to buy for". Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some way to give our friends and family a few gentle…

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