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Monthly Archives: May 2008

  • Awesome DeepZoom Demo

    Jose Fajardo has some great demos he showcased at REMIX08 in Australia earlier this month. The video is definitely worth a watch http://delicategeniusblog.com/?p=692 Lots of other great content from REMIX08 at the Delicate Genius blog.

  • Sign of the Times

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  • MSDN geekSpeak On Wednesday May 28 - Connecting Silverlight 2

    I'm really looking forward to next week's geekSpeak with Andrew Duthie and Glen Gordon. In that show, I'll be talking about (and showing code, of course) different ways to connect Silverlight 2 applications to the outside world (WCF, REST, Sockets etc.) Date: May 28, 2008 Time: 3:00pm eastern, noon pacific time Glen runs a really unique webcast in a format I really like. It's more like...

  • What's in the .NET Framework Client Profile?

    Justin Van Patten from the BCL Team has put out an official list of what assemblies will be included in the RTM of the .NET Framework Client Profile. The usual suspects are there, and as expected, server-side technologies like ASP.NET are not. Note that that list is for RTM, the assemblies in the current beta differ slightly. The .NET Framework Client Profile is a trimmed subset of the full ....

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Chat Application Part 2 of 2 - Main Page and Sockets

    I'm doing a MSDN GeekSpeak next week on Connecting Silverlight and wanted to make sure I had another shot at working with sockets before then, so here is part 2 of the Chat Application post. This is Part 2 of the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 simple chat application how-to. In Part 1, we covered using Expression Design and Expression Blend to create and animate our chat balloon.  In this part, we'...

  • Silverlight Visualization Application: NFL Free Agency Movement

    My colleague at AIS, Tad VanFleet, just created a cool Silverlight 2 application for tracking NFL Free Agent movement.Tad is on our BI/Data Visualization team, and has shown a strong interest in, and skill with, Silverlight 2. One of the earliest demos he showed me was a cool geomapped data visualization for one of our clients. Since Silverlight builds on existing skillsets in .NET and C#, it i...

  • Silverlight 2 ListBox Abuse

    During all my Silverlight and WPF talks, one point I try to make is that in those technologies, the important aspect of an out-of-the-box control is not its particular display properties, but its model and its ability to be customized. Back when we used to do Windows Forms work, you often picked third-party controls based on how many UI customization tweaks they offered (fonts, colors, one or ...

  • Silverlight 2 TechFest Coming to Reston - Learn Cool Stuff and Win an XBOX 360

    On June 13, 2008 in the Microsoft Reston Technology Center, join AIS, Cynergy and Microsoft for the first Silverlight TechFest. This is a full day event focusing on Silverlight and Expression. We'll build a full application showing key parts of the process both on the UI side with the designer/developer relationship, and on the back end with WCF services and and business logic. I'll be ...

  • Lenovo X300 vs MacBook Air

    Exaggeration, perhaps, but so are those pretentious Mac vs PC commercials :)Original here.[Edit: Looks like this version of community server doesn't allow object tags, so just follow the link to view the video]

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Chat Demo Application Part 1 of 2 - Design and Animation

    I've had a number of folks request I provide a walkthrough and/or source code for the chat application demo I did at the CMAP Spring Code Camp, so I put together this two part series. This is essentially the same demo I do live. Total time it takes me when presenting live is about 1 hour, assuming the sockets code is mostly pre-built. If you're new to Expression Design or Expression Ble...