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  • Expression Encoder 2 SP1 available!

    Expression Encoder 2 SP1 The main info is in the title…

    Download the SP1 of Expression Encoder 2 here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A29BE9F9-29E1-4E70-BF67-02D87D3E556E&displaylang=en

    Why is it so nice?

    Because you can now export your encoded videos to a Silverlight 2 player with a new set of templates!

    Then easily open the output in Visual Studio 2008 and add your C# or VB code! How cool is that?

    Expression Encoder Silverlight 2 templates

    The blue “I” gives you information about the template applied to your video/settings like: “The gallery bar in this template supports thumbnails, but not all your media files have them.” nice!

    2 days ago we (RunAtServer Consulting) were invited by Microsoft Montreal to demo Silverlight during a presentation to their major media customers, we needed that SL2 templates to show VS2008 integration after export from Encoder 2, and had the chance to get a pre-version of the SP1 thanks to Joel!

     

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  • Presenting at Microsoft TechDays Canada 2008

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    TechDays is the Microsoft largest technical education conference series for IT Professionals and Developers in Canada. I will be presenting 2 sessions in the Web Development track at Montreal (November 6-7):

    Mastering Your Silverlight Samurai Skills (Part 1 of 2)

    “Silverlight provides a powerful platform for building the next generation of rich interactive applications on the Internet. In this first of two sessions, we take a deep look at the programming model and tools that developers and designers can leverage to build these true next-generation experiences for consumers and business, and demonstrate building a rich interactive application (RIA) using Silverlight and Microsoft .NET. We cover how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to build a custom control, how to retrieve data from a Web service, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ. We also discuss roadmap and positioning of Silverlight.”

    Mastering Your Silverlight Samurai Skills (Part 2 of 2)

    “Silverlight provides a powerful platform for building the next generation of rich interactive applications on the Internet. In this second of two sessions, we demonstrate building a rich interactive application (RIA) using Silverlight and Microsoft .NET and topics like Control Template, Custom controls, layout, DeepZoom and Local Storage.”

    See you there!

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  • Youtube Search Provider for IE8

    Youtube Search Provider for IE8I made a Search Provider for IE8 to search videos on Youtube:

    What are Search Providers ?

    In IE8 you can use search providers like Live Search, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Amazon, and more to deliver direct results and images that provide you with immediate answers. Learn more.


    I also wrote an MSDN article on IE8 development experience which will soon be live.

    Check out my IE8 Accelerators:

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  • Formation Silverlight 2 à Montreal en Novembre!

    La technologie Microsoft Silverlight 2 est maintenant disponible en version finale… venez vous former dès maintenant à Montréal… ne manquez pas cette étape du Silverlight Tour au Québec!!!

    Quand: 19-21 Novembre 2008
    Où: Montréal, Qc

    “Le Silverlight Tour est un cours de trois jours sur Silverlight 2. Il divise son contenu en trois domaines différents : Design, Développement et Langage serveur. En suivant cet atelier, les étudiants seront capable de développer des applications Silverlight 2 avec Visual Studio 2008 et les logiciels Expression. La formation est un mélange de leçons didactiques, de démonstrations et d'ateliers. Chaque étudiant créera différentes petites applications Silverlight 2. Cette variété d’apprentissages nous assure que tous les étudiants deviendront compétents dans cette technologie, et ce, de façon rapide et amusante.”

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