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Laurent Bugnion (GalaSoft) Diary of a Code Trotter MIX MIX conference in Las Vegas
MVVM Light V4 preview 3 (BL16, MIX11 edition!!) #mvvmlight

At MIX11, I am releasing a new preview of MVVM Light version 4. This new preview contains one small change and one large change.

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Posted On Thursday, April 14, 2011 4:16 PM

Deep Dive MVVM samples #mix11 #deepdivemvvm
Here is the sample code I demoed in my MIX11 session “Deep Dive MVVM”. Please download the Zip file, and then unblock it in Windows Explorer by right-clicking it, and then selecting Properties. If you see an “Unblock” button, please click it. You can then extract the content of the Zip file on your hard drive. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:04 PM

My MVVM talk’s material is online (#uktechdays)
Quick announcement: I just had the extreme pleasure to talk at the UK TechDays online conference (organized over LiveMeeting) and had about 100 persons in the session, thanks to all for allowing me to talk to you about MVVM! I just pushed the whole sample code as well as the slides to a SkyDrive folder, so feel free to download and experiment. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:35 PM


The public (you!) has spoken, and “Deep Dive MVVM” was selected (along with 11 other open call talks) out of 217 proposals. There were 17’000 votes! These are pretty amazing numbers, and believe me when I tell you that I still didn’t completely realize what just happened!

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Posted On Friday, February 11, 2011 12:20 AM

My proposals for the #MIX11 open call
Vote for: “Deep Dive MVVM” Vote for: “Exploring a Blendable Windows Phone 7 Application” Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:16 AM

Sample code for my #mix10 talk online

I just saw that the video for my MIX10 session is online already! Impressive work, MIX10 team. I also published the sample code on my web server, so here are the links:

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Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:19 AM

What’s new in MVVM Light V3

V3 of the MVVM Light Toolkit was released during MIX10, after quite a long alpha stage. This post lists the new features in MVVM Light V3.


MVVM Light Toolkit V3 can be installed for the following tools and framework versions:

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Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:42 AM

MVVM Light V3 released at #MIX10
During my session “Understanding the MVVM pattern” at MIX10 in Vegas, I showed some components of the MVVM Light toolkit V3, which gave me the occasion to announce the release of version 3. This version has been in alpha stage for a while, and has been tested by many users. it is very stable, and ready for a release. So here we go! Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:40 AM

My program at #MIX10
Getting ready to fly to Vegas and MIX10 is really an exciting time! It is also a very busy time, because we are working on a few projects that will be shown on stage, I have my presentation to prepare, and of course as always the book… though these days it has been a bit on the back burner to be honest ;) I arrive in Vegas on Sunday evening around 10PM, so I won’t be able to make it to the traditional IdentityMine dinner this year. I am sure it will be fun nonetheless! Read the rest of this entry ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:01 AM

Schedule for my session at MIX10
Microsoft has published the schedule for the MIX10 sessions. I have a sweet spot, and I dearly hope that it stays this way (Last year I had a great spot, but it was changed last minute and then I had a much better one, “competing” against Vertigo and their Playboy app… yeah try to explain to a bunch of geeks that MVVM is better than Playboy… good luck with that ;) Anyway, this year my sweet spot is on the very first day of the conference (there are workshops on Sunday, but this qualifies as pre-conference), ......

Posted On Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:48 PM

The MVVM landscape at MIX10
Update: Shawn Wildermuth has changed his session and will be talking about Silverlight Security instead. The MIX conference this year had an open call for sessions, and 12 sessions were voted by the public out of 169. Surprisingly (or maybe not that surprisingly in fact), 3 sessions out of the 12 have the MVVM pattern in their title. This shows a lot of interest for this pattern which is helping the developer to create decoupled, testable, blendable applications in Silverlight and in WPF. Read the ......

Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:06 AM

Talking in Las Vegas: MIX2010 and MVVM
This morning, very early (or very late depending how you see it), I learned that one of the sessions I submitted to the MIX 2010 open call for speakers had been picked by the public. Out of 169 sessions, only 12 were picked, so you imagine my feelings right now. Honestly, I am sure that this will be a good session, but it could have gone either way, and I had prepared myself mentally for the alternative possibility too. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:28 AM

MIX 2010: Voting for sessions has begun (I got two)
This year Microsoft decided to have an open call for sessions for the MIX 2010 in Las Vegas. This conference, in case you don’t know it yet, is a great 3 days about modern client technologies, such as ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation and of course Silverlight. This year, MIX is taking place from the 15th to the 17th of March 2010 in the Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas. Today, the voting began! I didn’t count them, but there seems to be more than 100 sessions lined up, and the competition is fierce: ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:12 PM

Using a Behavior to magnify your WPF applications
At MIX 2009, the Expression Blend team cam up with a new concept called Behaviors. In fact, the only thing new is the way that the Behaviors are packed. WPF developers have been doing what we called "Attached Behaviors" for quite some time already: see this thread (dated July 2008) to read a discussion around this topic at the WPF Disciples group. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Sunday, April 5, 2009 12:32 AM

Solving cross domain access problems (via Jon Galloway)

At my MIX09 and TechDays Belgium talk recently, I mentioned the issues that a Silverlight developer faces when trying to access a cross-domain web site. If the site has a clientaccesspolicy.xml (or crossdomain.xml) policy file in place, the call is allowed. If not, the call is rejected.

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Posted On Monday, March 30, 2009 11:32 AM

Posting the source code for my #mix09 and #techdays (Belgium) talk
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 » ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:06 AM

My #MIX09 session is available in video

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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Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2009 8:09 AM

#MIX09 Book Signing: "Silverlight 2 Unleashed"

When: Today, Friday 20th of March 2009, 10:30 - 11:00

Where: MIX2009 Book store (in 3rd Place)

What: I will be signing my book there.

Come and bring your friends!!

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Posted On Friday, March 20, 2009 4:49 PM

Reminder: My talk at #MIX09
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. ......

Posted On Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:58 AM

#MIX09 Random Pictures

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Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 8:18 PM

MIX09 Keynote

Great energy in the room. Bill Buxton enters and starts talking about how lucky we are to work in Experience Design.

"What do Canada and Transitions have in common? They are both dominated by the States"

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Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:40 PM

#MIX09: Design fundamentals for developers (2)

Talks about Gestalt (shape), Swiss design in the 1950's, Bauhaus. Then moves on to shapes, color, contrasts. Visual language.

A page is governed by a number of visual elements.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:25 AM

#MIX09: Design fundamentals for developers

Speaker: Robby Ingebretsen

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Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:45 PM

Me @ MIX 2009

Well here is the time of the year again where choices, hard choices must be made. Yes, this is a crucial time, one of decisions: The MIX conference is around the corner and I need to complete my schedule.

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Posted On Monday, March 16, 2009 9:47 PM

Talking at MIX09: Las Vegas and the continuum
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 ......

Posted On Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:33 PM

MIX10K contest: The choice is made
As I blogged before, I was one of five judges chosen to decide which of the 105 (!) entries in the MIX10K contest were the best... it was a hard, terrible choice, but now the results are public! As a reminder: The contest is organized by Microsoft at the occasion of the MIX conference that will take place in March in Las Vegas. The goal was to create a Silverlight or WPF application with only 10 kilobytes of code (about 10'000 characters of text, including spaces, carriage return, etc...) Read the ......

Posted On Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:53 AM

Judging the MIX10K contest

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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Posted On Monday, February 2, 2009 12:01 PM

New "Welcome message" on
I changed the "welcome message" on my website and thought I would also publish it here :) ---- Update: In addition to the talks listed below, I will also talk in TechDays Geneva. More details here. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:14 PM

My MIX 10K entry

A few days ago I decided to enter the MIX 10K competition.

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Posted On Tuesday, January 6, 2009 9:06 AM

#MIX08: Wrap-up post
MIX08 is over, and I am home with what one could call the "post-MIX" mood. It's a mix (pun intended, haha) of various feelings Obviously I am extatic to be with my family again, even more so because I was away for almost two weeks, which I usually try to avoid. It's just so good to be with them again. I wish I could take them with me every time I am abroad. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Sunday, March 9, 2008 9:16 PM

#Mix08 Session: What's New in Windows Presentation Foundation 3.5
Check for updates Some parts of the demos are not available yet in the current build - wait for the next beta Compatibility with Silverlight is important Same tools, designers, code, markup... This summer, .NET framework 3.5 service release Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 8:51 AM

#Mix08 Session: Nerd + Art: Ten Code Snippets to Empower Your Inner Artist
Robbie Ingebretsen: "This is a creative experiment" "We didn't always look into best practices" Talks about the Integrator role. Nathan Dunlap: "Designers should probably use Visual Studio more" "It's a great tool to dive into the code,check the SDK..." Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 7:12 AM

#Mix08 session: Overview of Expression Encoder 2
Expression Encoder 2 is now a standalone product, not part of Expression Media like before. Download it from the Microsoft Expression 2 website. Live encoding, events, etc... Smart recompression, for example if you just edit some of the video, only the cut will be recompressed. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 5:37 AM

#Mix08 evenings are pretty cool
So last night was the last evening for many (but not for me since I am flying only tomorrow, ha ha), and there was a number of dinners and parties going on. I was lucky to be invited to a great dinner at Zeffirino's thrown by IdentityMine. These dinners are always wonderful occasions to meet and talk to the big players in the field of WPF and Silverlight, designers and developers mixed. Yesterday was not an exception to that rule, with Scott Guthrie, Miguel Icaza (of Moonlight and Mono), Grant Hinkson ......

Posted On Friday, March 7, 2008 4:05 AM

#MIX08 Session: Touch Me: Where Are Interfaces Going?
  • Cynergy.Labs, cool concept of "no touch gesture", with a "pinch" gesture to manipulate objects
  • Challenges with Touch-based interfaces
  • It's ambiguous. You're never sure where the next "touch" is going to be.

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 11:20 AM

MIX08: Keynote with Steve Ballmer and Guy Kawasaki

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 9:08 AM

#MIX08 Session: Creating Rich, Dynamic User Interfaces with Silverlight 2

Karen Corby

NB: Code will be posted on Karen's blog

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 7:16 AM

MIX08: Bug in the Session matrix viewer

Oh my god, huge bug in the MIX08 session matrix viewer. Shows that localization is really not as straightforward as some may think :)

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:10 AM

MIX08 session: Real World Design: Working with Silverlight and WPF in the Design Studio
Q: Who owns the XAML? A: Noone does, it's a tool between the designers and developers. Personal note: In my opinion, there are multiple types of XAML: Functional XAML, owned by the developer. Look&Feel XAML, owned by the designer. Also, we have a UI custodian role, a mediator between product owners and development teams. He owns the UI. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 5:41 AM

Silverlight: Installation Tips for Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 5:40 AM

Silverlight: No more synchronous web request...

Apparently, one big thing was removed from Silverlight between Alpha and the current Beta 1: It's not possible to make synchronous web requests anymore.

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:58 AM

Silverlight: Downloading the Beta 1 bits

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Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:49 AM

MIX08: Day 1 is over (well, except for the party at Tao)
So, day 1 is over. I met so many people and had so many great talks that I am, again, really happy to be there. Quite tired too, though, so I need a shower and then it's out for dinner. Tonight also features a party at Tao, a club into the Venetian. Another great occasion to network, I just hope the music won't be too loud (am I getting old or what) because when I am tired and its loud, it's harder to understand the English language :) but I am sure I will be fine. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 2:23 PM

MIX08: Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2, Part 2

NB: All the demos from the talk are on Mike Harsh's blog.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 1:33 PM

MIX08: Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2, Part 1

Joe Stegman, Mike Harsh

  • V2 Beta1 today
  • V2 Beta2 (go live) in Q208
  • No date for final release yet

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Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:02 PM

MIX08: Working with Data and Web Services in Microsoft Silverlight 2

Pretty full room. Sorry VERY full room. Glad I cam not too late, even managed to find a plug for my laptop.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 10:36 AM

MIX08: Keynote
So here we are, the breakfast was had, and now we're getting ready to listen to MIX08's keynote. I will do my best to post new information as we receive it. To make sure that you don't miss anything, check this page: That's an interesting project: It scans through all the twitter feeds carrying the tag "#mix08" and aggregates them. Many tweeters here are using this setting, so it's a good way to keep track of what's happening in real time. I just regret that there is ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 5:25 AM

Silverlight: Running on Nokia mobile phones

Published today in Yahoo News, the news that was announced earlier that Nokia phones will run Silverlight mobile. Great news indeed, even if the details are not known yet.

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Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 3:04 PM

MIX08: Random pieces of news
  • Expression Studio V2 is coming this April.
  • It will include V2 of Expression Design!!! (Yes, finally)
  • Expression Design V2 allows selecting a "slice" of your design and export it to XAML directly. Seems that the export process improved a lot. Not sure about roundtrip export-import though.

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Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 5:46 AM

MIX: It's starting
For those of you who read this blog from Nebula IV and are not aware of it yet, MIX is starting this week. Today is the pre-conference event, Together@MIX.This morning is packed with sessions, and this afternoon we will take part to some "fun" events. For my part, I am going to take part to a horse ride in the desert, that will be fun for sure. Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 4, 2008 5:45 AM

MIX: Building the schedule
I am in Princeton NJ for the weekend, after spending a few days with our graphics designers, working on our WPF application. It was very nice again, and I love the new design we have. I miss my family, but determined to make the best of this trip and to take life positively as usual. I plan to drive down to Philadelphia tomorrow for a short visit (I have been in Philly once before, in 2001). Read the rest of this entry » ......

Posted On Saturday, March 1, 2008 4:02 AM

MIX: Session builder missing?

Update: The session builder was made availableone day after I published this. It's available for registered user in the "sessions" area of the MIX website.

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Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:33 AM

MIX: So many amazing demos
We saw so many amzing demos this morning. My preferate... well, I loved to see .NET play chess against JavaScript. To do this, ScottG programmed a Silverlight application, and used the exact same Chess algorithm in C# and in JavaScript. This application allowed to play against the machine, and to select with engine each player was playing with, so it was possible to let the JavaScript engine play against the .NET engine. The application was displaying the number of nodes processed while running for ......

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 6:29 AM

.NET support for Ruby!
That's a big news. Scott Guthrie actually demoed programming Ruby, on a Mac (so without Visual Studio), against Silverlight, with .NET!!! .NET is becoming more and more open to other technologies and platforms, and I love it. Great move.

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 6:24 AM

Scott Guthrie talks about the future or ASP.NET and Orcas
The ReMix event was nice, well, not really comparable to Las Vegas, of course, but it was nice to see the demos again. For me, in fact, the real opportunity was rather to connect with other people interested in these technologies, and in this aspect it was really nice. I've been wanting to meet Ronnie Saurenmann (the guy behind the Zurich Airport XBAP and the "Outlook-like" WPF hands-on lab) for quite some time, I hope for the beginning of a nice collaboration. Of course the icing on the cake was ......

Posted On Monday, June 18, 2007 8:17 PM

ReMix 07 in Zurich with Scott Guthrie
Today, the ReMix 07 event is taking place in the World Trade Center in Zurich, Switzerland. Lots of great speaker, includign Scott Guthrie, Wayne Smith, Beau Ambur and more. Wayne Smith just showed his video encoding and XAML editing demo, pretty much the same demo as in Vegas, but very well received here anyway! You got to love his accent :) but more important, the content is great. One new thing presented today compared to the Las Vegas edition is a new plug-in for LiveWriter which allows embedding ......

Posted On Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:04 PM

ReMix Zurich tomorrow
ReMix 07 Zurich I will be attending ReMix in Zurich tomorrow. This event will be specially interesting this year due to the presence of Scott Guthrie for the keynote and 2 presentations. I'll hear even more of Scott in the evening, at the DotMugs (.NET Managed User Group of Switzerland) where he will be speaking about ASP.NET and Orcas. I am very happy to hear Scott again, this will be the thrid time (after MIX06 and MIX07), and I sure hope I will have many more occasions ......

Posted On Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:39 AM

MIX day 3 (cont)
Gee, I almost forgot one session I attended: Booyah! Designing and Developing Line-of-Business Applications That SIZZLE Once again a nice demo, concentrating on the specific problems and challenges you encounter when you develop 3D applications. Nathan designed beautiful glass tubes which are filled with data. I loved his mention that in WPF, he is actually working with materials and textures. When he says that, I get the impression that his working is actually sculpting 3D objects. I think that ......

Posted On Friday, May 4, 2007 8:59 AM

MIX day 3
Today was MIX's last day, and it's almost painful to have to leave. I can't believe how fast it went, how packed with information it was, and how many great people I had the chance to meet. To all of you, I want to say thanks for the great time I spent here. The organization was, as usual, spotless. Now I have so much information to process and sort, this will keep me busy for a long time... Oh how I hope to make it to MIX08 ;-) Extending the Browser Programming Model with Silverlight If I had to ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 4:46 PM

MIX07 day 2
On Tuesday, most of the day was packed with sessions. I managed to see very interesting information. Microsoft is really pushing SIlverlight a lot, and while it's great news for web applications, I really hope that they will not release their effort on WPF. We're waiting for V2!! Building Silverlight Applications using .NET (Part 1 of 2) This session was most probably great for developers without experience with WPF. For me, however, after a certain point, I found myself thinking "I know all that ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 4:01 PM

MIX day 1 (cont again)
I attended 3 sessions yesterday afternoon, all very interesting. MySpace megasite Quite interesting talk by the MySpace team about what strategies they are using to run, maintain and upgrade what must be one of trhe busiest website worldwide. The sheer volume of video, MP3 and pictures theys deliver simultanously is tremendous. And all that runs on ASP.NET and Microsoft platforms. Very impressive. They also developed their own tools for code management, allowing to release and if necessary rollback ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:52 AM

MIX pictures on Flickr and on my PhotoAlbum

I just posted a bunch of pictures from yesterday on Flickr and on my PhotoAlbum. More pictures will follow shortly. Stay tuned.

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 4:11 AM

MIX: Debugging remotely from VS2005 on a Mac!!
I know, I posted about this already, but this is so great it deserves a separate post: Using Visual Studio 2005, you can actually remotely attach to a Silverlight process running on a Mac, and debug!

Isn't that cross platform pushed to the max??

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 2:04 AM

MIX07 day 1 (cont)
The big news We were expecting a big news today, there are actually two: Silverlight will be able to run .NET. This was actually announced to us under NDA a few weeks ago. Here's a great opportunity to create service-enabled application on the web without JavaScript. Quote from Ray Ozzie: "Silverlight brings .NET to the Universal Web". Silverlight will have three pillars: Video, .NET and Services. Microsoft Expression shipped today! We heard rumors that this might be true, now it's confirmed! Congrats ......

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 5:03 AM

MIX: Day one review (morning)
Amazing day yesterday. It all started with a great breakfast set up by the Venetian team. They really do an amazing job. The hotel is just great, not only because it's so big and luxurious, but also because every details is taken care of, every detail is perfect. I had the same impression last year, impression confirmed. The key note was great, though to be fair last year's was better. Ray Ozzie just cannot beat Bill Gates, charisma wise. I was very happy to see Scott Guthrie on stage again, this ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 2:00 AM

MIX: Silverlight streaming announced
One very exciting news: Microsoft is going to host up to 4GB of videos per person, free of charge. The tool Expression Media will allow very easy encoding of these videos in a format and quality compatible with Sliverlight. Once encoded, upload your video to the Microsoft site, and you get a URL which you can then embed in your website.

The nice things is that the videos are streamed, and this is supported natively by the SIlverlight engine.

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 6:46 AM

MIX07 day 1
Getting started Breakfast was had (great buffet like last year, and the dining room is pretty impressive and huge!) Trying to recognize known faces, but no luck yet! I also registered and got my goodie bag. The notebook looks great, even nicer than last year (I am still using last year's one, actually, and the pen). Apparently the gadget is a CD opener. Man, that's bad engineering! These CD cellophanes are actually so damn hard to open that someone has to come with a gadget! Wouldn't ......

Posted On Monday, April 30, 2007 3:41 AM

MIX: Here I am
That was a LONG trip, but here I finally am. Check in went fine, the room is nice though less impressive than last year (well, last year I had, for some reason, received a huge suite). This year, I "just" got the "regular" suite in the Venezia tower. Seriously, the room is great. After check in and a long hot shower, since it was too late to register for the conference, I just went downstairs for a bite, and for a small walk in the casino. The energy here is amazing. I will register tomorrow morning, ......

Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2007 6:15 PM

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