Silverlight UK User Group: Inaugural Meeting April 2nd

The jolly chaps at Conchango are setting up a user group in London to focus on Silverlight, and the first meeting is tomorrow! By chance I’m actually in the UK right now on something of a customer tour, so I plan to be there myself and give a bit of a status update on Silverlight…

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Uploading Silverlight 2 Content to Silverlight Streaming

Following on very nicely from my last post on deploying Silverlight content to your own production server, I’m pleased to announce that Silverlight Streaming has added full support for Silverlight 2 applications. As well as adding the basic support, the team have put a lot of work into simplifying the process of uploading and validating…

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Configuring a Web Server to Host Silverlight Content

Deploying Silverlight content to a production web server is a pretty easy process. Despite occasional misconception, Silverlight doesn’t require a Microsoft-based web server: Apache can host up Silverlight content just as happily as IIS. But there’s one little gotcha: web servers are typically configured to only serve up a limited set of known file extensions…

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MIX08 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog

I’m going to be "live blogging" the Steve Ballmer keynote this afternoon at this URL. Keep this blog post bookmarked and start hitting "refresh" shortly after the keynote starts at 1pm Pacific / 9pm GMT. Or simply tune in to the webcast (750kbps, 300kbps, 100kbps) and watch it live yourself! 1:04pm – Ray Winninger (my…

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Registering for the AOL Mail Client

I mentioned yesterday that the Hard Rock memorabilia application was live already at http://memorabilia.hardrock.com. The AOL Silverlight-based mail client is not live yet, but they’ve just opened up their pre-registration site for testers who want to be the first to try out the new application, in just a few weeks’ time. You can sign up…

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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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So You’ve Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

OK, so you’ve got all the bits downloaded and installed on your machine. What’s the best way to start to get familiar with everything we’ve added to Silverlight 2? Well, you could do worse than start with the thirty page hands-on lab that I spent part of last week frantically working on! This lab takes…

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Download Links for MIX08 Announcements

Here’s a consolidated list of all the key downloads you’ll need to update your developer workstation to the latest and greatest technologies announced this morning: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 (x86) Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 (x64) Windows XP (x86) Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) Windows Server 2003…

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MIX08 Keynote Live Blog

I’m going to try to keep up a live blog this morning through the keynote to provide folk with an Engadget-style blow-by-blow account of proceedings. Keep hitting refresh on this entry to see the latest news as it comes. 9:30am – Ray Ozzie is on stage promptly. In a few minutes, we’ll show you IE8…

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MIX08 for Non-Attendees

At last, the mad rush is over. The run-up to a conference like MIX is always frantic: for me, the first three weeks in February involved a constant juggle of competing priorities. With the exception of one last-minute firedrill, the worst was over by late Friday afternoon. Now it’s the calm before the storm; it’s…

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