Tim Heuer had a chance to sit down with
John Lam and Tomas Matousek from the Common Language Runtime team. John finally breaks his silence publically about what he has been working on since coming to Microsoft earlier this year. He explains what the concepts around
the Dynamic Language Runtime…
Here is Beau Ambur's session from the SilverlightDevCamp in San Francisco. He walks us through his iPhone replica he made for MIX 07 UK and then
Top Banana, an app for editing videos with a very interesting UI.
I think Beau is interesting speaker who always seems to have great…
This weekend I attended the
SilverlightDevCamp in San Francisco and met
R. Tyler Ballance of Slide.com. The DevCamp ran Friday night and then all day Saturday, but by the end of the first day Tyler was working on re-implementing one of their current Flash apps in Silverlight. Right…
Ernie Booth and Laurence Moroney visited Celso Gomes, the ‘God’ of “WPF/E” demos who demonstrated how he was able to write some very cool stuff in “WPF/E” including the page turning sample and some 2.5 D graphics. These graphics were so convincing in their
depth that they fooled the autofocus on…
This screencast shows how you can host media assets as part of a Silverlight application on the Silverlight Streaming globally-cached content distribution network.
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Troy Martez and Dr. Sneath go on a deep dive into the new client deployment options available in WPF 3.5 SP1. Interesting new features include the Client Profile (something like a "diet .NET Framework") which allows
for smaller setup packages and new customizations during…
Ernie Booth takes a look at peer to peer in Windows Vista. Ravi Rao Program Manager of Peer to Peer explains why we will care about it and how Windows Vista applications will take advantage of peer to peer.
The Windows Vista application Windows Collaboration is shown off along with…
I'm enjoying the new Office ribbon but I'm also a fan of clutter-free interfaces, so I wondered how to use the ribbon selectively. This short
screencast illustrates two ways to do that.
You can use Control-F1 to minimize the ribbon, and Control-F1 again to restore it.
There's also a…
"Do the developers really listen to anything you say?" we asked.
Who is saying it? The users who come through the user testing labs at Microsoft. John Pruitt, a usability lead on the Windows experience team (the feedback his team is gathering is being used to improve the next version…
"Wicked," is how interviewer Robert Scoble reacted when he saw the MSN Toolbar Suite demoed. Today Microsoft announced the MSN Toolbar Suite beta. You can get it now at
What does it do?
The Toolbar Suite team took some time out of…