Monthly Archives: November 2008

Silverlight on Windows Update (Windows 7)

Silverlight, Technical stuff, Windows 7, Work
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Still busy setting up my Windows 7 partition. Just noticed that Silverlight was pushed to it through Windows Update. Cool.

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Setting my laptop in dual boot with Windows 7

PDC, Technical stuff, Windows 7, Work
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At the last Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, the attendees were given a pre-beta version of Windows 7, Vista’s successor operating system. I installed it on a virtual machine and was very impressed by the performance of Windows 7. Since I just got my new laptop (Alienware m15x) and have been installing stuff anyway, I thought I would give it a try and install Win7 in dual boot on this machine. This is the report of the experience.

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It’s podcast season: Herding code

.NET, Blend, PDC, Personal, Silverlight, Silverlight 2 Unleashed, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Apparently it’s podcast season… When in Los Angeles, Jon Galloway and I managed to sit down an hour and talk about Silverlight, WPF, Blend, my past work at Siemens and my future work at IdentityMine, and of course about my book Silverlight 2 Unleashed. I was kind of sad that Kevin Dente and Scott Koon didn’t manage to join us, but the conference was so packed with events that we found time only on the very last day (Thursday) and the two had to go back home already. Still, it was nice to meet the whole crew (I had met Jon before but it was the first time for me to meet Scott and Kevin – K Scott, the 4th rider, was not at PDC). The podcast is available at the Herding Code website.

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Podcast about RIA and especially Silverlight

.NET, Silverlight, Silverlight 2 Unleashed, Technical stuff, Work
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RIA Wireside Chat

Very cool! A podcast I made with Josh Holmes and Mike Labriola a little before PDC is up now on the RIA wireside chat site.

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New design for GalaSoft website

Technical stuff, Website
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GalaSoft logo

It’s with great pleasure that I am publishing the new and improved GalaSoft website today. After updating my blog’s look and feel to a much better and more modern them, it’s now my website’s turn. www.galasoft.ch is the place on the web where I post articles and resources in relationship with my work. Historically, it has been my main “home” on the web. Nowadays, things changed and my blog is really where people discover me first. Nonetheless, I want the site to be a great complement to the blog. The first phase was the new theme. In a second phase, I want to convert the site to ASP.NET MVC, mostly because I really want to learn this technology based on a real life application and not just demos. It will also give me more freedom to add new features to the site.

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