First Look: Microsoft Tafiti

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About a week back I got an internal email asking us to kick the tires on a new Silverlight/search demo called Tafiti. Tafiti is a mashup that uses the resources of Windows Live Search driven by a Silverlight top layer. The result is a search experience unlike anything you've seen before.

Tafiti (which is the Swahili word for "do research") uses a desktop metaphor to search across media types and even filter your data result set multiple times. So try it out, see what you think, and let the Tafiti crew know if you'd like to see an open source version of Tafiti to play around with.

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    Marlon Smith

    This is nice, the sliding views that are triggered by the carousel need to be smoother and the views are not scrollable with my mouse wheel.  The notebook searchpad is kinda cheesey, are you planning note management features, if not, it should not take up that much room, puls it's to close to the results, feels tight.  Once my photos are placed in a "bucket", previews would be nice, in addition to photo sizing.  Manual scaling of the news, so I can as much or as little of each article.

    I only posted this here because the feedback link is forcing an outlook setup.

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    Marlon Smith

    This is nice, the sliding views that are triggered by the carousel need to be smoother and the views are not scrollable with my mouse wheel.  The notebook searchpad is kinda cheesey, are you planning note management features, if not, it should not take up that much room, puls it's to close to the results, feels tight.  Once my photos are placed in a "bucket", previews would be nice, in addition to photo sizing.  Manual scaling of the news, so I can as much or as little of each article.

    I only posted this here because the feedback link is forcing an outlook setup.

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    alexsosa

    A very impresive demo of what can be done with Silverlight... which was the stated goal.  To be fully succesful in hooking developers on Silverlight please release the code for Tafiti.

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    alexsosa

    A very impresive demo of what can be done with Silverlight... which was the stated goal.  To be fully succesful in hooking developers on Silverlight please release the code for Tafiti.

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