Wow, hard to believe it's already mid-March. My daughter is turning six, and this year's compression classes are getting closer. As long-time readers probably know, I've been teaching compression classes in Portland State University's Multimedia Professional Program and for the Digital Media…
Bruce Kyle of Microsoft and Stuart Celarier of
CheckFree explore the new languages features in C#. It's a whirlwind tour of the important language features since C# 1. Stuart describes the feature and why it is useful. But doesn't get into best practices nor suggested usages. Just the facts…
Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the Microsoft keynote at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC). Highlights include
- Latest Xbox Live stats
- Dishwasher Samurai
- First look at Ninja Gaiden
- XNA community announcements
- XNA running on a Zune
and lots more, check it out!
Does Windows take too long starting up before you can get to work? Wouldn't it better if things could startup at a lower priority? Learn how to launch processes, use performance counters, monitor files, and run tasks in
One of the best things about Windows Home Server is the ability to extend its "out-of-the-box" functionality by the use of add-ins, just like you can with you with your web browser. The Advanced Admin Console Add-In is a cool one for WHS Admins to have. With this, you can quickly jump to…
I've spent the last two weeks in hotel rooms and continually juggled between lamp, clock, laptop, phone, and MP3 player(s) in the power outlet that was available. Then there is the ruthless power outlet jockeying that goes on in airports... Well, Belkin has a great solution for this in a three…
Usually behind the camera, Michael Scherotter sat down with Hip Hop icon Ice Cube at
South by Southwest before he was scheduled to perform at a free live concert streamed to his new
UVNTV.com site using
Silverlight for high-quality video. Michael asked Cube questions about the intersection of…
By now you've probably heard the Buzz about Silverlight Deep Zoom.
Now figure out how to code it yourself!
This video will walk you step by step through everything you need to know about DeepZoom.
- What it is
- Where to get the software and tools to code in it
- What has been updated…
I'm still working on my big report of what happened in Vegas last week, but in the meantime, here's a demo encode of "What Happens in Vegas" from my MIX class, hosted on Silverlight Streaming. If I do this right, below you should see the player embedded. Double-click to go full screen.…
In this demo, Chris Mayo, the technical evangelist for Unified Communications (UC) and John Rauschenberger from
Clarity Consulting team up to show how developers can customize UC features to hit everything from outgoing calls, IP phone, to smart presence awareness. John also whiteboards how the…