March, 2008

Steve Clayton just posted about part of the Silverlight 2 Mix08 demo, specifically a feature called Deep Zoom which is implemented over at http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/. Deep Zoom allows users to smoothly and seamlessly zoom in and out of a collage …

Today at MIX 08 Microsoft announced/unveiled the following:

· Internet Explorer 8 beta 1: Microsoft unveiled for the first time Internet Explorer 8, showcasing Internet Explorer’s commitment to developers. Internet Explorer 8 offers an unprecedented level of interoperability and tools, …

Well we’re here in Las Vegas (more on that later), getting ready for Mix to officially start with the keynote this morning, and it looks like we’re not the only ones getting ready.  Thanks to LiveSide member pikalu0530, we can …

In my article Tafiti and Windows Live Quick Apps, I told you how you can do a search project with one, or more, of your live Messenger contacts with Tafiti search Visualisation. There’s another method to search together …

IE 8 Beta 1 just launched.

Download page:

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Related Resources
  1. Internet Explorer Team Blog
  2. Internet Explorer site
  3. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Release Notes

Last week I reported about Office Live Workspace’s first feature update, now, just a few days later, everybody can get instant access to this service! It is now available, in English, Worldwide:

REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2008

Well the Softies are descending on Vegas, and tomorrow I’ll be there too – just in time to meet up with Long Zheng and company, who has a bit of a longer flight from Australia than I do from Seattle. …

Microsoft has just posted a press release announcing that IE8 will support standards by default, which is a change from what had been previously announced (that IE8 would support IE7 "mode" by default, and render to standards only with the …

As we posted at the end of last week, there is now a new MSN Toolbar beta in town. If you want to signup to use the beta, you can now do so on Microsoft Connect (places are limited …

microsoft_silverlight_c Nokia announced today that you will soon be able to see Silverlight content on your Series60 (and earlier Series 40) Nokia mobile phones. The announcement comes just a day before Mix08 starts, and the press release states that:

Microsoft will

Having been spotted in dogfood back in September, Windows Live WebMessenger today moves into beta at webmessenger.live.com. Replacing the aging MSN WebMessenger, the new Windows Live version sports more advanced features that bring it closer in line with …

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I kind of like the tune, though…

Microsoft’s analytics piece of their adCenter product has just received an update, and a quick run-through shows some new features, significantly improved performance, and the end of the $5 sign-up fee (although I’m not finding a link to the free …

As Kip already said in his article, Windows Live Platform Announcements: Cool new toys just in time for Mix, some new WL Quick Apps were added. In this article I want to highlight an updated WL Quick App: Tafiti

So with only a few days to go until Mix08 starts, we thought it was time to take a quick look at the keynoters and join the dots to what we think they will be showing:

 – Dean Hachamovitch – Internet Explorer