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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Life as an Intern (Colin Davies)

My name is Colin Davies and I am currently on placement at Microsoft as a Marketing Project Manager. Around now a lot of you will be thinking about getting applications in for either placements or grad roles so I have been asked by the lovely editor of this newsletter to give you a little insight…

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Silverlight – Gadgets, Web Slices and more! (Part 1)

There’s a lot of cool things you can do with Silverlight. This new series will introduce you to some of them, including parameters, OutOfBrowser, Gadgets and more. In this part, we’ll be discussing passing parameters in to an application to inform the application of where it is running – be it browser, OutOfBrowser, WebSlice or…

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Azure Applications (Explained)

  What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform. It allows the deployment of cloud based applications that are managed at Microsoft datacenters. How do I get Azure? In order to start building Azure applications, you need to have Visual Studio 2008 or higher to install the SDK and tools. Windows Azure…

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Life as an Intern (Samantha Mills)

Let’s set the scene… 2nd year of University; more interested in a buzzing social life than rolling out tones of coursework, plus exams which actually count for something for the first time since A Levels – the previous year or 2 of a lazy, carefree existence is now simply a fond memory. Sound Familiar? For…

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Pushing Paint applications into Web 2.0 using Silverlight

Paint applications on the desktop has been developing for a long time however there are few available on the internet, even less that offer the same control that you would find on a desktop paint application, even one as simple as Paint. Let me show you how you can make your own online paint application…

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Mix Conference 2009

The Mix Conference held each year in Las Vegas is a showcase for Microsoft’s vision of internet technologies and this year was no exception. It bridges the gap between Web professionals and industry leaders in a way that allows them to explore the future of the web together. This year it was held between the…

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