Empower Program for ISVs Transitions in May

The main offering for ISVs starting out on Microsoft technologies is changing on May 21. The Empower for ISVs program will be replaced by Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscription. The new offering provides internal-use, full versions of the latest software releases, key development and testing tools, development guidance, and broad market visibility. If…


Developers, Designers Learn Silverlight with Expression

Join us for Silverlight Design Days. A Silverlight Design Day event is an opportunity for Designers and UI Developers to learn about Silverlight through the Expression Blend tool. City Dates Registration Chicago, IL May 7 Register here New York, NY May 11 Register here Boston, MA May 14 Register here Austin, TX May 26 Register…


Great SketchFlow Book Available

Over this past last year our team has had so many great discussions on SketchFlow, and what an amazing tool it can be for rapidly prototyping and developing ideas. Very recently one of our User Experience Evangelists, Sara Summers, completed her book Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend. Sara is incredibly well versed in…


Free Silverlight, Expression Blend Training

.toolbox is a structured curriculum-based program that features two core learning tracks with materials that increase in difficulty to build individuals’ knowledge and understanding. In Design Scenarios, designers and developers learn to create dynamically-rich Silverlight applications using Expression Studio. In Design Principles, designers and developers learn fundamental UX concepts (e.g., choosing the right colors) along…


User Experience Kit Released at SXSW

A user experience toolkit was released at at SXSW.  The Microsoft User Experience Kit is targeted at technical and creative leads who want to better understand the tools, technologies, and scenarios that span Microsoft’s User Experience ecosystem. Key topics range from “Building Immersive Multi-channel Solutions using Expression Studio” to “High fidelity and high Performing Desktop…


Join Online for Live Keynotes, Channel 9 from MIX10

The Channel 9 crew will be broadcasting live, unscripted and 100% interactive from The Commons on Days 1 & 2 of MIX 2010 in Las Vegas. MIX10 is the premier three-day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites. Not everyone can make it to MIX10 in person and bump…


Windows phone 7 Details Set to Highlight MIX10

The three-day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites, MIX10, begins Monday. Follow the news from MIX10 online on Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16 at 9 AM P.D.T. (G.M.T. -9 hours) with keynotes by delivered by Scott Guthrie, Joe Belfiore, Dean Hachamovitch, Doug Purdy, and Bill Buxton. …


Explore 3D World with Photosynth

ISVs looking for new and interesting ways of exploring information may want to look at Photosynth. Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of photos. Creating a synth allows you to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video…


Popular Web Applications Available Free on Windows Web App Gallery

Today, Microsoft announced as February’s monthly spotlight: the Windows Web App Gallery, available via the Web Platform Installer. The Windows Web Application Gallery provides instant access to the most popular free web applications available today. With just a few clicks you can install applications and be up and running within minutes. The Windows Web App…


Videos for Developer And Designers Building Web 2.0

A new series of videos has been launched on MSDEV for developers and designers. The “Think Like A…” series is a collection of topics presenting a developer’s point of view and a designer’s point of view on what goes into making a WEB 2.0 website. The purpose of this series is to help developers understand…