Scott Guthrie moves on to lead the Azure Application Platform team

What could be important enough to interrupt the flow of posts on practical project experience? It is the reorganization that will throw every .NET developer’s favorite übergeek to a new position. Yes, Scott Guthrie is leaving his post as the head honcho for many things such as IIS, ASP.NET, Silverlight and a slew of other […]

May 3, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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New guidance: No more Silverlight for the web?

Microsoft sparked quite a controversy when Bob Muglia stated in an ZDnet interview that their “Strategy had changed” regarding Silverlight’s position, and HTML5 was the future way to go. In this post, I look at the whole debacle’s effect on future technology recommendations. While this has now been explained by Bob Muglia, Steve Ballmer and […]

November 5, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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Silverlight 3 debugging error in Visual Studio 2010

“Unable to start debugging. The application uses a version of Silverlight that is not supported by the debugger.” Yeah, got that one. It’s actually a pretty clear error message once you understand a few things. First, debugging Silverlight applications requires the Developer Runtime version of Silverlight. If Visual Studio installs Silverlight for you, you will […]

May 4, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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MIX10 Day 1 Keynote highlights

Allright! MIX10 has been kicked off with day one. Here’s my list of highlights of the keynote announcements. You can also check out the keynote video. The following notes also contain some references to various offsets in the video. The Keynote started with a Bing Maps video (21:50 – 24:20) featuring Blaise Aguera y Arcas. […]

March 16, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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Silverlight and Bing Maps: Good or bad for the web?

By now you may have heard about the recent release of the new Bing Maps Beta. It’s a pretty total retake on the concept of maps on the web, integrating maps, aerial imagery and street-side photography all into one seamless experience. The web-übergeek crux of the matter: It’s powered by Silverlight. Various writers have already […]

December 3, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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Summary of PDC09 announcements

The two keynote days of PDC09 are behind, and the crowd has mixed reactions. At any rate, the most substantial launches seem to be over now, so it’s a safe time to write up some quick notes. Later on, it’ll be time to delve into each of these in more detail. The following list is […]

November 19, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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What’s new in Silverlight 3?

Silverlight 3 was released in July already, but since I happened to be attending Brad Abrams’s presentation on “What’s new in Silverlight 3” (ReMix 2009 Helsinki, see the video), I might just as well publish my notes. This isn’t intended as a primer to all version 3 goodness, but rather an overview on the changes […]

October 9, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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