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LiquidBoy LiquidBoy Silverlight
  • Developing Neural Networks Using Visual Studio

    Any chance you'll mention the "Context Engine" ?! or possibly discuss the DNN's you have powering the bing servers ?! :)

  • Erik Meijer - Functional Programming From First Principles

    After you watch Erics great talk take time to read this patent "TYPE SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR MEMORY ISOLATION PERMISSIONS"  - lots of what he mentions in his talk is in this patent, side-effects and all Smiley  http://www.google.com/patents?id=bwzYAAAAEBAJ&zoom=4&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false

  • Sharpening your Metro C#/XAML projects with DirectX and SharpDX

    Here is another demo of achieving "Lighting effects" in your XAML/C# SharpDx metro app ..




  • Windows Phone 7 Demo: Twitter

    This just highlights how each dev needs to find ways to distinguish there app from others. So if your building a twitter app, you gotta have good design and great addon services to compete.. Simple!

  • Pete Blois on Windows Phone 7 in Blend 4 and Rooler

    rooler is awesome, completely forgot about this since building my new system. Just installed it on my spanking new win7 iMac 27".


    BTW rooler is 666kb.  Might want to add a file or two just to change that size Smiley

  • Erik Meijer and Team: Cloud Data Programmability - Connecting the Distributed Dots

    Hi great post, Im a silverlight guy and everything your talking about definetely interests me. What is it actually that does the tier-splitting, and what is volta? Isnt that the live labs RIA technology announced 3 years ago in 2007. Sounds like it's comming back ?


    Is this a particular product or is it something sitting in labs still? Sorry for these questions im just trying to understand what the state is of what you guys are discussing.


    What really interests me is the Client Retargeting & the Tiering-Splitting on the server. They made sense BUT i was confused as to how these things exist interms of products.

  • Ethan Jackson - BAM - Cloud Computing with Models

    I am really loving this technology. Ive been looking at ways to build my cloud apps and most of them have been very tedious, but Ehan's approach seems so elegant and im all about code synthesis as I want to spend all my time building out UI's. Having the cloud be generated for me lets me concentrate on building out the UI, im hoping..


    Im honestly looking forward to getting my hands on BAM, need early testers Smiley

  • Windows Scenic Animation Overview

    To all the trolls that are already bagging this solution out...

    - If you want to do animations in a webpage use Silverlight
    - If you want t do cool animations in a business type app where the users system is managed use WPF
    - If you want to do cool animations in an existing native application that you have  or are building a new native application that requires cool animtions , and the target system doesnt have a managed environment then use these api's (windows scenic animation api's)

    The only issue I have is if they completely change the method of defining these animations.

    Silverlight is very close to WPF - very similar implementations of the "storyboard"
    Windows Scenic animations seem to be following the same semantics "storyboard", but untill I actually see the code I'll reserve my judgement.

    As long as I can leverage my skillset to define animations, via storybords, once and reuse it across technologies then I'll be a happy boy. BUT if they've reinvented the storyboard just for Windows Scenic Animations then that will definetely upset me.

    I'll wait till more detailed videos come out.. . BUT love it so far..

    PS RHM and SpikedThree, WPF PixelShaders are a game changing technology that in time will bring the Windows OS to the level of MacOS, probably beyond. We just need to educate designers and developers how to use these new graphic technologies..

  • Roz Ho: Reflections On Leadership and Believing in Yourself

    what a very inspiring lady. From the outside looking in, it's great to see MS heading in the right direction led by people like roz...
  • Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure

    In my opinion the standout statement in that video went something like this, forgive me ill be paraphrasing  a bit... "... Azure will do for the cloud what windows did for the desktop ..."

    So true.. well done to everyone that was involved in this project!