MIX09 – Why YOU should be there.

Ok, so we turn on the news and we see economic crisis everywhere, we hear of layoffs and cost cutting and rumors of depression. Well, I’m a rose-tinted-glasses kind of guy, and I firmly believe that it is at times like this that the smarter investor sows so that he can reap later, and there…

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Some great new Silverlight Apps from the Netherlands :)

A few new Silverlight Apps from our friends in the Netherlands are definitely worth checking out. First up is Monteverdi.tv, a portal for classical music events, built in PHP, but which delivers Silverlight: http://live.monteverdi.tv/rco/view.php It allows for both a full screen ‘player’ as well as a full screen ‘video’ mode as well as different levels…

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Silverlight and Otaku – A match made in heaven :)

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m an Otaku and I’m happy that I work in a job that allows me to visit Otaku heaven (Akihabara) once or twice a year. Anyway, it was only a matter of time before someone used Silverlight to build a site for Otaku like me 🙂 Anyway, the site…

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Silverlight and Windows Live

For those of you who have been asking about Silverlight and Windows Live, I’m now pleased to announce that Windows Live downloads will include Silverlight in the installation. If you haven’t already tried the Windows Live applications, I thoroughly recommend them. Windows Live Writer is the best blogging client I have ever used! And if…

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Silverlight 2 Update for BiDirectional Text in Hebrew and Arabic

In its early days, Silverlight concentrated on being Web friendly with its text, meaning that the number of fonts were constrained to those that would be available on most computers. On this blog I listed a number of workarounds for languages such as Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Since then, Silverlight has expanded, and Silverlight 2…

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Silverlight 2 Book – In Russian

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight First of all I’d like to say a big Happy New Year to everybody reading, and in particular to my friends in Russia who have made my ‘Introducing Silverlight 2’ book a big success over there. С Новым годом! If you can read Russian, or if you’re just curious,…

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Meet Silverlight Authors and Anders Hejlsberg at PDC

There’s going to be some great stuff going on in the bookstore @ PDC — including some book launchings, book signings and more. In addition to me being there on Monday signing ‘Introducing Silverlight 2’, we’ll all have the privelige of being able to meet Anders Hejlsberg who will be signing copies of the C#…

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Panoramic Deep Zoom -- Question of the Day -- Repost

If you want to learn how to stitch diverse photos together into a panorama, and then turn it into a Deep Zoom application, it’s actually very easy, and I’ve got the full details here: http://blogs.msdn.com/webnext/archive/2008/10/18/panoramic-deep-zoom-question-of-the-day.aspx Sorry for the repeat post, there were problems with the RSS feed with the last post, hopefully this one works!…

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Introducing Silverlight 2 Book now available

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight       Technorati Tags: Silverlight   My Silverlight 2 book is finally available! Amazon’s page for this book is a little confusing, so I thought I’d clear some stuff up 🙂 Despite the title, this is the First edition of the book for ‘Introducing Silverlight 2’. For some reasons, the previous book ‘Introducing…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2: Available very soon

Technorati Tags: Silverlight del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight We’re just wrapping up the final details for Silverlight 2 Beta 2. It should be available to download very very soon, so keep your eye on http://www.silverlight.net for details. There’s lots of new features in this release — including, but not limited to: UI Framework — we’ve made lots…

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