Silverlight – Gadgets, Web Slices and More! (Part 2)

In this part of the Silverlight article, we’ll be going through IE8 Web Slices – what they are, how they work and how we can put our Silverlight application in them. What are Web Slices? A Web Slice is a new feature within IE8 that allows a user to subscribe (favourite) just a portion of…

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PDC 2009

Intro Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is often mentioned in revered tones around the water-cooler. Not just because it’s notoriously difficult to get a ticket (usually the conference is a sell-out), or hard to get to (Los Angeles is not, by any stretch of the imagination, near the UK), but because this is the place…

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Life as an Intern (Laura Blackmore)

My role at Microsoft revolves around many of the skills I have learnt throughout my two years at university. I first started Liverpool John Moores University in 2007 without any courses in mind. I decided to study BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems as it looked to be quite varied. My first year involved Networking studies,…

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Bing Maps

Microsoft recently launched the new beta Silverlight version of Bing Maps. Merging a whole range of technologies, there’s now some really cool stuff available in Bing Maps! From satellite view to Streetside to Photosynth, Bing Maps has it all! User Interface With the new Bing Maps, the user interface has changed quite a lot. It’s…

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