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

February, 2009

  • Custom Branding for Live ID authentication and Data Portability

    We announced a couple of cool things today on the back of Safer Internet Day which was yesterday and the Open ID UX summit which took place in Silicon Valley too.  Custom Branding for Live ID Authentication Legitimate developer libraries for moving...
  • Live Services How Do I Videos

    Now in embedded flavor right here on the blog, enjoy: If you can see this, your browser doesn't understand IFRAME If you can see this, your browser doesn't understand IFRAME
  • Live Services Jumpstart Training Videos

    Couldn’t make it to the Live Services Jumpstart training earlier this year?  Don’t fret, we’ve just published the recordings from these sessions on the Live Services Developer Portal. Go download, learn, enjoy and create wonderful things: http:/...
  • Imagine a killer Live Services app – win a pass to Mix09

    This year I’m in the privileged position of being involved in possibly the greatest conference the world has ever seen.  Yes, I’m talking about Mix09 – Microsoft’s annual web conference held at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  This year’s conference...
  • (Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

    I’ve been meaning to say happy birthday to the Apple Mac for the past few weeks and finally got round to it.  Apple were a part of my life from an early age (my dad worked in the UK office) and as kids growing up we got our grubby paws on all sorts...
  • Azure Services Training Kit

    Last week we released the Azure Services Platform Training Kit.  There’s content aplenty including Decks, Demos and Labs – so much goodness it’s almost untrue! Here’s the a la carte menu: The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set...
  • Azure Services “How Do I” Videos

    Get your head around the Azure Services Platform in the videos we’ve just released on MSDN.  We’ve got Windows Azure courtesy of Dr Aiken , .NET Services courtesy of Sir Nigel Watling and Live Services on the scene thanks to myself and Angus Logan...
  • Mesh and the Imagine Cup

      This year Mesh is in the thick of the action with the Imagine Cup 2009!  This year the competition is in Egypt and we’re excited about the cool apps that students are going to build using the Live Framework and Mesh Services, Contacts and...
  • Live Framework Tools January CTP

    The Live Framework Tools are for Visual Studio and make it very easy to build, upload and debug Mesh-enabled Web Apps in the Live Desktop in the cloud.  On Friday the team did a new drop of the tools which is called the Live Framework Tools January...
  • The Microsoft Store

    About bloody time. Hooray!  Microsoft are going to do retail stores.  I think every Microsoft employee has at one time thought about starting one of these up, I know I did! http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-12CVPRetailStoresPR...