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Thanks to Clint Edmonson, I got a chance to go to Mix this year. While Las Vegas was absolutely frustrating (it was the week of St. Patrick’s Day AND Spring Break week), Mix itself was outstanding. We kicked it off with a keynote from Bill Buxton. Each Mix attendee got a copy of his book on Sketching User Experiences. Bill is THE MAN when it comes to UX design, and he did not disappoint. He was energetic, animated and passionate: everything you look for in a speaker. It is always enjoyable to see ...
Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn't realize it was here :) I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk "Working across the client continuum". The source code is structured as follows: Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Toolkit and .NET RIA Service issue: Martin Mihaylov(3), Dinesh Kulkarni, Shawn Wildermuth, Lee(3), Brad Abrams(3), Ruurd Boeke(2), Jeff Wilcox, Jafar Husain, Ning Zhang, Shawn Burke, and David Anson(2) Shoutout: Overwhelmed by all the resources yet? Yeah, me too :) ... I've put 74 entries in the SC database since MIX09. I've got a spreadsheet going with 137 records of data, but that doesn't count todays offerings, but it looks like I AM making headway. I think the idea of doing it on topics ...

For those of us who were unable to attend Mix here are some of the presentations though not all. http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09

 

 

In this MIX09, WebServices, PixelShaders, OOB, and ISM Issue: Mark Monster, Silverlight Web Services Team, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Taulty, Laurent Bugnion, Pete Brown, Mike Harsh, Joe Stegman, Brad Abrams, Andy Beaulieu, Chris Hay(2), Michael Wolf, and Jafar Husain. From SilverlightCream.com, and picks up some I missed earlier today: Silverlight 3 – WebClient, WebRequest and WCF calls using Credentials? Mark Monster has posted about credentials use with WebRequest, WebClient, or WCF call in SL3B. ...
In this Styles, PixelShaders, Easing, and Blend issue: Emil Stoychev(2), Paulio, Mike Taulty(2), Pete Brown(2), Rui Marinho, Alex Golesh, Shawn Wildermuth, Christian Schormann(2), and Expression Blend and Design Blog. From SilverlightCream.com: Tip: Cascading Styles in Silverlight 3 Emil Stoychev demonstrates something we were wanting a while back ... cascading styles ... woo hoo! Merged Resource Dictionaries in Silverlight 3 Emil Stoychev demonstrates freely splitting style definitions and other ...
In this OOB Issue: Nikolay Raychev, Shawn Wildermuth, Tim Heuer, Chris Hay(3), Mike Taulty, Mark Monster, Pete Brown, Chris Koenig, Alex Golesh, and Alex Knight From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 as a Desktop Application (Out-of-Browser Applications) Nikolay Raychev details out what all you need to get your app to have an OOB experience. Enabling Out-of-Browser Support in Silverlight 3 Shawn Wildermuth demonstrates the user experience of OOB then shows the code changes to get it and a detach ...
I previously posted about the change to the approach we would be taking with SQL Data Services to deliver a “database in the cloud” capability to the Azure Service Platform. MIX09 has a session on this and the ppt and video is now available to stream/download. Check out: What's New in Microsoft SQL Data Services from Friday at MIX09 I will be doing a similar session this Thursday at www.devweek.com as I described before ...
As you all know, I’ve been at MIX09 this week, and when I checked my big list-o-blogsTM on Wednesday morning, I had about 50 tagged to blog. I was afraid to look at the list until now, and counting submittals and some non-SL3B posts, my list count is sitting at 117 – yikes! So what to do?? I kicked this around with a few folks at MIX, such as Pete Brown, CigDem, and Shawn Wildermuth, and I’ve decided that rather than try to post them by author or some other method, I’m going to try to group them ...
My numbering of the days makes sense until I get too large a number, so I just said “Last Day” … :) I’m soooo bad with names and there’s so much people and information overload… I think I need to start doing what Jesse Liberty and Tim Heuer were doing, and that’s taking a picture of everyone they collected a business card from…. or take notes :) I realized after I posted earlier that I had spent some time waiting for that first event on Thursday night talking with Rob Burke.We had some great conversation ...
Yeah, yeah… I’m late… the farther I got into MIX the slower everything else became :) And I’m going to track the last two days just for me so I know where my time all went! I finally got to the Venetian about 9:30 on Thursday. I was kinda/sorta trying to decide if I just wanted to go to third place or Seema’s talk when I ran into Ivan from SilverlightShow and we had never really had ‘that talk’ we wanted to do. We did that, and I know I still left some open spaces in the continuum, but we’re trying ...

MIX09 is over, people are slowly going back home. I will be flying home tomorrow, quite a long trip since I will reach Zurich only on Sunday morning.

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There are some very cool downloads suddenly appear on MSDN download site due to all new technologies, presented at Mix ‘09. So let’s start Silverlight 3 SDK beta 1 If you do not want to install full SDK, you can install only runtime for Windows or Mac. Then, you can read documentation online. You do not need it, if you’re going to install Silverlight 3 tools beta 1 for VS2008 SP1. After you have all this, go to the official Silverlight web site and start working. If you re “in” .NET RIA Services, ...
Wow… it’s at Day 3 that I usually start to fade fast, and this one’s no exception. Yesterday was awesome… It began with a Silverlight breakfast meetup with an ever expanding contracting group of folks to name a few: Tim Heuer, Laruent Bugnion (thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), John Papa (again thanks for signing my book and the kind words!), Matthias Shapiro, Bryant Likes (finally met you), Pete Brown, Frank LaVigne, Walt Ritscher, and wow, memory loss on the rest of the people. Laurent ...
Tomorrow Thursday 19th of March 2009 Location: Delfino 4105 Working across the .NET continuum Come see how to build a continuum of client applications including HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that all consume the same Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service. Learn how to reuse as much code as possible, how to optimize the development process, and how to address key logistical issues like external servers and cross domain communication. ...
Well, we are halfway through day 1 and there are some very cool things being demonstrated and released. First, another reminder that you can see all the sessions for Mix09 at http://2009.visitmix.com. One of the biggest topics of the conference so far is the release of Silverlight 3 into beta. There are a lot of great technologies which come along with this release including the ability to disconnect Silverlight applications from the browser. Myy personal favorite new application update is the release ...
Check out John Papa’s blog for much more detail and camera work… I’m just doing highlights. Web… Each of the tools can be used independently or integrate with each other or open source tools Expression Web 3: Standards based web authoring, Multi-laguage, Secure FTP, CSS Diagnostics, SuperPreview Erik Saltwell demoing Expression Web 3 SuperPreview – split screen or full, and can pick the browser to view it in, also can side-by-side the various browsers, or layering them one over the other to see problems. ...
Technorati Tags: MIX09 Waiting for the keynote sitting with John Papa, Frank LaVigne, Pete Brown, Page Brooks, Bryant Likes… woohoo! Bill Buxton on stage… “It’s a Good Time for Design!” Learn and apply what people have done before… iPod colors dang near identical to Kodak camera colors from 90 years ago! Design should be like screaming down a mountain on a bike scared to death to the point of needing pampers. Asking the right questions to get the right answers takes experience to know the questions. ...
Just a quick update that I'm in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada this week for Mix09 (as I'm sure are a number of bloggers on GWB). Amazingly, this is my first trip to Vegas and I arrived early yesterday to meet up with some colleagues and check out some of the strip. The conference is at the Venetian on the strip and my suite is fabulous and HUGE! Cant say I've ever stayed in a larger room (other than at home). Plus, I can't say I've ever seen anything quite like a big resort like the Venetian. From what ...
Really Day 1 for me, since I wasn’t in any of the workshops, but I won’t confuse that :) Up sort of late blogging, and woke up at 4:20 … couldn’t go back to sleep. I think maybe it was the ‘Light shining in my eyes :) So much goodness to be announced today! If you thought last year was good, this year will blow you away… I’m just sayin’… More than one person has written to me that they’ve found the new bits already online. I can’t blog about that here, but I’d say user beware… it may be new, it may ...
In this MIX09 Day 1 issue: Timmy Kokke and Radenko Zec. Shoutouts: Ola Karlsson blogs about the problem we all received on March 9th: Can’t view pages from the Web Development Server (Cassini) Posting from MIX09 on Day 1... Got up here, got registered and then spent over an hour meeting and talking with lots of people. Some old friends, some new... gotta love MIX! Breaking news: Scott Barnes *just* posted a link to this on twitter: The Official Silverlight Blog -- definitely a blog to read! For those ...
MIX09 Minus 1 MIX07 was the first national conference I ever attended, and I felt like that kid from the sticks in NYC looking up at the buildings. MIX08 was just as cool and having some fore-knowledge, I was able to navigate my way around a bit better rather than spend all my time staring up at the buildings :) Now here I am on the outer edge of MIX09 beginning, and I'm as excited about this as I was about MIX07. I can play dumb really well when asked direct questions, but if you're involved with ...
In this issue: Pencho Popadiyn, Gavin Wignall, Jesse Liberty(2), Ian Blackburn, Rishi, Andrej Tozon, and Corey Schuman. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu has a post up about all the good Silverlight Gaming goodness: Silverlight Gaming ++, as with PCs and hardware, I also believe gaming will bring Silverlight into it's own. Tim Heuer describes his new best friend and why: Silverlight Business Application Development faster with IdeaBlade Phoenix' own Steve Commisso has an entry in the MIX09 ShowOff competition ...
The SDS team have announced their updated plans for SQL Data Services. There are plenty of changes to take in – but it looks to be a very positive step in response to feedback from folks who looked at the current CTP. Essentially SDS becomes a full relational database (SQL Server!) in the cloud which we access using familiar programming models such as ADO.NET and ODBC – you get stored procedures, triggers, views etc. As such it will become fairly trivial to “re-platform” on-premise applications to ...
In this issue: Jobi Joy, Andy Beaulieu, Rishi, Nikhil Kothari, Pete Brown, Fredrik Normén, Tim Heuer, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Cameron Albert, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Wilcox, Terence Tsang, Andrej Tozon, and Somasegar. Shoutouts: First a big congratulations to Bill Reiss for becoming the very first official Silverlight MVP: I'm just speechless… What an honor to be the first Silverlight MVP Want a sneak peek into LOB apps by the guys on the product team? Tim Heuer gave this link: Silverlight Sneak Peek: ...
In this issue: Al Pascual, Jobi Joy, Alexei Prokudin, Michael Washington, Mike Snow, Terence Tsang, Jason Cooke, Lee, and David Anson. Shoutouts: James Bacon has announced a "It is an open "no holds barred" style competition, meaning that people from around the world are free to participate and there are no theme limitations" game competition at Mashooo: Mashooo S Prize - Silverlight game competition , and along with that, Silverlight Girl announced that Mashooo accepts OpenID and layout improvement ...
In this issue: Matt Watson, Bryant Likes, Tim Heuer, Radenko Zec, Matthias Shapiro(2), Terence Tsang, Justing Angel, and Lee. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth made the announcement that he will be Speaking at DevTeach in June ... way to go, Shawn ... there were lots of contenders for those speaking slots! Joel Neubeck will be speaking in a breakout session at MIX09: Mix09 - Creating Web Applications on the Internet Explorer 8 Platform ... should be a good one, Joel! The SilverlightShow guys sent me this ...
If you're not (yet) excited about MIX09, maybe this will help! Jeff Paries has been around Silverlight for a long time and animation for a lot longer. He's the author of the book shown above, and will be Speaking at MIX09!! If you want a glimpse into what is in Jeff's book, check out his blog (linked above), or do a search for his name at SilverlightCream. He put out a lot of short videos to pump up the book prior to it's release. If you want to take my word about it... this is another "must have" ...
In this issue: Maurice de Beijer, Corey Schuman, Ben Waggoner, and Bryant Likes. Shoutouts: Bill Reiss announced Help us pick a logo for new Silverlight game site SilverArcade.com ... and there's some nice-looking logos out there! John Stockton joins the exalted ranks of those that can say I’m Speaking at Mix09!... congrats John! From SilverlightCream.com: SilverUnit - Unit testing framework for Silverlight Maurice de Beijer reports on Roy Osherove's "SilverUnit" UnitTesting framework for Silverlight ...
In this issue: Jeff Weber. Shoutouts (wow... more shoutouts than postings!): Tim Heuer announces his MIX09 ticket winners, and congratulations, Matthias... you saw his entry posted here a couple days ago! Near the bottom of that post, Tim also blogged about something I keep forgetting: ServerQuest Silverlight Contest... and this one could net you $5,000! Oh... it's US-only, and I'm not involved in this one, so .... I'm just sayin'... Adam Kinney has announced The official unofficial MIX09 Tweetup. ...
In this issue: Fredrik Normén(2), Timmy Kokke, Shemesh, Manish Dalal, Terence Tsang, Michael S. Scherotter, Corey Schuman, and Pete Ohanlon. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has a nice Shoutout to Page Brooks: SilverlightContrib - Nice Open Source Library, and thanks for the shoutout back to me, Walt :) John Papa got the nod for his presentation at MIX09: Heading to MIX 09 and Presenting Too ... way-to-go John!! From SilverlightCream.com: How the Presentation Model could look like when using Silverlight ...
Introduction: When I read about the Mix09 10k Challenge I immediately thought of doing something with 3d. I’ve started programming simple, rotating 3d applications years ago, in the MS-DOS era. In those days, basic 3d was used a lot in demos and intros. And, because Silverlight doesn’t support 3d natively (yet), I made it my own challenge to see if I use my experience with 3d to fit a 3d engine in 10k. Instead of using the original Rubik’s Cube colors, I chose to use the Mix09 colors. The colors ...
In this issue: Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, and Matthias Shapiro. From SilverlightCream.com: More About the Layout System Jesse Liberty revisits the layout system that he's got two videos available on. He's responding to reader questions and elaborating on the code... all good stuff! My Silverlight MVVM Article is Live! Shawn Wildermuth not only has an MVVM article up, but the article is in MSDN Magazine ... how cool is that! InfoViz Project For Tim Heuer - Presidential Candidate Tracker Matthias ...
In this issue: ScrumWall, Mike Snow, Joel Neubeck, WorkSight Blog, Robby Ingebretsen, and Bill Reiss. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #15 up. Laurent Bugnion announed today: Talking at MIX09: Las Vegas and the continuum... congratulations, Laurent! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight scrumwall agileServ has a complete Silverlight application up that is a visual "Scrum Wall" ... you need a login to see it, but it's nicely done. Silverlight Tip of the Day #96 – The meaning of AG_E_PARSER_BAD_PROPERTY_VALUE ...
One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view ...
In this issue: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Sheo Narayan, Alex Knight, Katrien De Graeve, Maurice de Beijer, Page Brooks, Mike Snow, and Jeff Paries. Shoutouts: Pete Brown reports on My Favorite MIX09 10k Challenge Entries Jesse Liberty's Carousel videos are now up -- remember the carousel? ... cool stuff.. now you can see the videos: Carousel Video Posted – Parts 1 and 2 From SilverlightCream.com: CLR Properties vs. Dependency Properties Kirupa Chinnathambi has a good article up and I'm going to start keeping ...
In this issue: Ed Silverton, Tim Sneath, Shawn Wildermuth, Koen Zwikstra, Tim Heuer, Ken Cox, Robby Ingebretsen, Terence Tsang, Jonathan van de Veen, and the Epxression Blend and Design Blog Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion announed early this morning MIX10K contest: The choice is made Walt Ritscher has his latest post up - Reflecting on Design #13 ... that waterdrops one is pretty cool :) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight for Flash Developers Talk Ed Silverton did a presentation for a group called ...
In this issue: Maurice de Beijer, Terence Tsang, Christopher Bennage, Lee, and Dave Campbell Shoutouts: The MIX09 blog reports $200 Hosting Credit for MIX09 Attendees in case you can sweet-talk your manager with that :) David Anson has a bug fix up on his Hashing code: Ambiguous contract is ambiguous [Minor bug fix for CRC32 and MD5Managed HashAlgorithm implementations] Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #12 up, and this one makes my head hurt just to think about trying to do it ... definitely ...
In this issue: Jesse Liberty, Gerard Leblanc, and Jamie Rodriguez. Shoutouts: The MIX09 blog reports the Last Chance to Save on MIX Cameron Albert is going to start publishing some articles about Multi-Player games in Silverlight based on his experience with Parenthia: Silverlight for Multi-Player Games Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #11 up, and this one is pretty interesting, for all you movie buffs :) From SilverlightCream.com: Putting the Silverlight Layout System to Work Jesse Liberty ...
In This issue: Jim Lynn, Pencho Popadiyn, Tim Heuer, Scott Guthrie, Mike Snow, Maurice de Beijer, and Dean Chalk. Shoutouts: Tim Sneath responds to Adobe's latest salvo: Silverlight is FIZZING, Not Fizzling Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #9 up, and the 'light graffiti' stuff is pretty cool :) Azret Botash reports an update on the free Silverlght datagrid from Devexpress: Free Silverlight DataGrid is Fast! If you think you're up to it, Laurence Moroney says Solve the riddle, and get a free ...
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Radenko Zec, Terence Tsang, Mike Snow, and Shawn Wildermuth. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher has his latest Reflecting on Design #6 up and these not only are very cool, but are the winning entries in the Worldwide Packaging Design Award Competition (link on Walt's page). From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Metronome Martin Mihaylov has an awesome metronome up in Silverlight ... yikes... I have to admit, I would NOT have thought to have used a slider for the pendulum... ...
In this issue: Tim Greenfield, Bart Czernicki, and Michael Wolf. From SilverlightCream.com: MIX 10K contest entry: MyPadlock Tim Greenfield entered the MIX09 10K challenge and has a cool password manager... it's too late to enter, but not too late to vote, but it's getting really close! Beginning Silverlight 2 From Novice to Professsional - Book Review Bart Czernicki does a very complete review of Robert Lair's book. Very first voip + silverlight demo Michael Wolf discusses his involvement in Phizzpop ...
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Mike Taulty, Andrej Tozon, Kevin Dockx, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts (and wow... there are more than SL postings!): First off, Tim Greenfield has a very nice Azure post up about issues in building and running in general. Not sure how many of you SL Devs are also doing Azure, but I'm keeping my eye on it. Tim's post is a good one to read if you're heading that way: Windows Azure Hosting impressions and debugging hurdles Andy Beaulieu has a video hosted on his site of someone ...
In this issue: Boyan Mihaylov, Matthias Shapiro, Page Brooks, Dave Britton, Jesse Liberty, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher is starting a series on Design... from an interesting angle: Reflecting on Design - #1 Adam kinney expounds on Robby Ingebretsen, Kaxaml and MIX09: Robby Ingebretsen on Kaxaml and MIX09 Steve Commisso has his own post up about his talk at Phoenix Silverlight User Group From SilverlightCream.com: Creating a Questionnaire. The RadioList Control Boyan Mihaylov of SilverlightShow ...

In a previous post, I was mentioning that I took part to the MIX09 10K contest. Take a moment to read all about this contest and come back to finish this post :)

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In this issue: Ken Cox, The Thirsty Developer, Dean Chalk, Nigel Sampson, Dr. WPF, John Papa, David Anson and Al Pascual. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 7: Adding Some Style Ken Cox is up to his 7th episode now, this one discussing styles and making use of the AutoCompleteBox. The Thirsty Developer 49: Silverlight + Twitter Looks like I missed this earlier this week, but The Thirsty Developer has a podcast up with Steve Holstad about a Silverlight frontend for Twitter. ...
In this issue: Shawn Wildermuth and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Chad Campbell does a SL2 review and discusses SL3: Silverlight 2 in Review and Silverlight 3 (yes Three) in Action Discussion Adam Kinney remarks that MIX09 10k has come to a close, now its time to vote From SilverlightCream.com: Building AgiliTrain: Part 2 - MVC in Action Shawn Wildermuth has part 2 of his MVC activity detailed on his site... definitely one to read! Design a Vista-like account display picture for Silverlight application ...
In this issue: Fredrik Normén, Michael S. Scherotter(2), Gerard Leblanc, Lee, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has his latest TCSWeekly up: TCSWeekly Episode 003 - Silverlight, Moonlight, Kaxaml, Facebook, Multi-touch. Devin has a page up listing WPF and SL developers using Twitter, and a form to add yourself. Pete Brown discusses My Favorite MIX09 10k Challenge Entries . From SilverlightCream.com: How the Presentation Model could look like when using Silverlight 2.0 Fredrik Normén gives ...
In this issue: Fabrice Marguerie, Tim Heuer, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth is taking his Silverlight Tour to Seattle next month, and it's not too late to use a discount coupon on his site: Shameless Plug for the Silverlight Tour. Shawn has also announced a new venture: Announcing AgiliTrain!... this looks like good stuff, so if you or your organization can afford it... I think Shawn can teach it to you! Tim Sneath takes a look at some of his favorite entries in the MIX 10K contest: ...
In this issue: Thiago Felix, Thomas Kirchmair, Ken Cox, Jeff Paries, Daniel Crenna, Bryant Likes, Mike Snow(2), David Anson, and Chris Carper. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Screencast - Amazon - Part 3 Thiago Felix sent me this link about part 3 of his Silverlight Screencasts on "developing a silverlight application that use amazon webservice"... if you're having trouble understanding the webcast, don't bother with more coffee... it's in Portuguese :) .. thanks Thiago! The invisible Silverlight ...