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James Senior at Microsoft: Like a kid in a candy store

December, 2007

  • Windows Server 2008 Presentation Slides

    Off the back of the Bytes Windows Server 2008 tour I've been doing in November and December up and down the country the biggest single request has been for the slides from the presentation. Well here they are! Enjoy!
  • Softgrid Licensing Implications

    Another one of the questions I was probed with at a Windows Server 2008 event the other was about licensing implications of using Softgrid Application Virtualisation do stream software to the user's PC. There were some concerns that you would need multiple...
  • Software + Services: edging toward reality

    I was speaking at the 2007 West Midlands ICT Conference a couple of weeks back about Microsoft's Software + Services Strategy. The talk focused mainly on what S+S is, where Microsoft is going with it and provided some reality with a few demos. Microsoft...
  • T5M - possibly the coolest Silverlight app to date

    T5M (The 5th Medium) is an online magazine that merges the worlds of print and video in a very rich way.  It's a good example of how we see Silverlight being used in the future too with a combination of Ajax being used for some parts of the UI and...
  • Hyper-V feature comparison with other Virtualisation offerings

    I had a question today at a Virtualisation event about a feature by feature comparison of Hyper-V and other virtualisation offerings. I had a quick search around and came across this 3rd party appraisal of all the different products out there on the market...
  • Geek Dinner with Scoble and Dave Winer

    Tonight I'll be at the Coach and Horses in Soho knocking back a few glasses of Blue Monster wine with some fellow geeks. There's some photo walking going on at 9.30pm if you want to join. Check out the location here: http://maps.live.com/default.aspx...
  • Building an app that uses Office documents? Win an Xbox!

    If you're a partner or company developing an application that does stuff with Office documents - saving, loading, storing - whatever, then you might want to consider building it with OpenXML built in.  Why would you do this?  Two reasons really...
  • NBA.com gets the Silverlight treatment

    Now those who know me well will be familiar with my love for three sports; Golf, Basketball and Football (the beautiful game that is, not American Football). My days of jumpers for goal posts and kicking a ball round a park are long since gone, but I...
  • Windows Live PhotoZoom

    Via the LiveSide guys , I came across this neat video of software that allows users to zoom smoothly around photos and get more detail in a really rich way. This technology is based upon Silverlight and uses a technology called Seadragon which we first...