This is not a "must have" but a "good to know", as it can be pretty useful.
It is finally here!
Live Mesh has been presented at the Web 2.0 conference.
Recently I did a quick talk in a company to present the Microsoft direction on RIA, that means Silverlight.
This year again the Canadian presence was strong at the MVP Summit!
Back to Seattle Convention Center for Ray Ozzie and Steve Ballmer keynotes, then the farewell lunch.
Second day on Microsoft Campus, as always it is raining... but we are inside for a high level technical content and lots of interactions with the products team, this is definitely a wonderful Summit!
But in fact I have one more.... a very special one:
This is one of the 10 winning pucks.. so grab it and you win... a Canadian hockey jersey!!!
See you tomorrow...
Today was a full busy Silverlight day on the Microsoft Campus!
This first day was spent at the Seattle Convention Center:
Registration / keynote/ open sessions / welcome dinner / party.
This year Canadian MVPs still have the red jersey, but our lead Sasha had a new great idea: Meet a Canadian MVP, be nice to him and maybe he will give you a hockey puck. There are 4 different logoed pucks.
Collect all 4 pucks and find our lead: maybe you will get something REALLY cool...
Guy Barrette and Etienne Tremblay
Mitch Garvis, Guy and Eric Moreau
Jean-Luc David is among us, cool!
A part of Team Canada!
The other side...
We ended that day drinking beers with french MVPs... very nice!
Tomorrow the serious part begin: we go to Microsoft Campus for technical sessions.
Earlier this week I participate in the Ask The Expert booth with other Montreal MVPs at the Heroes happen here Microsoft show.
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A new campaign has raised on the web to invite IE6 users to upgrade to a high level browser (IE7, Firefox, Opera or Safari) in order to make everyone happier (users + developers).
As web developers we have to test our websites on IE6, then IE7, and now IE8.
I am a huge fan of Google's april fools!
because Google takes April 1 very seriously, and they turn it into an art!
Google Calendar and the free Wake Up Kit!
The "wake up" notification uses several progressively more annoying alerts to wake you up. First it will send an SMS message to your phone. If that fails, more coercive means will be used. The kit includes an industrial-sized bucket and is designed to be connected to your water main for automatic filling. In addition, a bed-flipping device is included for forceful removal from your sleeping quarters.
Google Calendar "I'm feeling lucky"
The "I'm Feeling Lucky" button create a random event related to celebrities.
Virgin + Google = Virgle
Virgin/Google collaboration to go on Mars...
Google GMail Custom Time "Send email to the past"
Just click "Set custom time" from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.
Speaking about GMail the product was launched in april 1, 2004 and 4 years later it is still in beta... can you believe it ?????!!!!!
Google Search gDay "search content on the internet before it is created."
Google spiders crawl publicly available web information and our index of historic, cached web content. Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now.
Steps to searches the web as it will look tomorrow:
And last, one more .NET related:
But the best came later this day, when Mario Cardinal gently announced he was renewed as an MVP... for Business Intelligence... and everybody believed!
Well done Mario, you win this year!
He WAS renewed, but for Team System of course!!
Put IE8 WebSlices on your Vista SideBar or desktop ? * not an april's fool *
Yes you can, as IE8 WebSlices are based on Windows RSS Platform.
Sean Lyndersay has released a very early version (alpha 0.3) of his WebSlice Viewer Gadget:
Here is a WebSlice on my desktop:
The gadget settings allows you to choose an existing WebSlice and configure the refresh rate and size :
Interactive Virtual Earth map, click and zoom!
Credit Soul Solutions.