My week spent in Orlando at TechEd
2008 was time well spent. Tradeshows like these are a great opportunity
to meet smart people who are often delivered by the plane-load.
One of the highlights of the show was being able to see Bill Gates
give his final keynote address. Before his talk they ran an updated
version of his famous "last day at Microsoft" video. In case you
haven’t seen it yet I have included it here for you.
After the keynote was over I setup my machine in the wifi area and
started to chat with the guy who happened to be standing next to me. It
turns out that guy was David Kelly of Identity Mine head of the implementation team for Crossfader.
Crossfader is a social networking application for creative types –
built in Silverlight. David shares about the thought process and
feedback they’ve received while in development. We’re still a few weeks
away from the launch of Crossfader, but it should prove to be an
David also runs Hacking Silverlight a blog dedicated to providing excellent Silverlight content. He’s even started a Codeplex
project which features Silverlight resources that will grant you access
to the scroll bar as well a browser history "hack" - all in Silverlight.
Ted Neward talk, Pragmatic Architecture: User Interface, caught my eye so I tracked him down to discuss the five fundamentals of UI:
Ted made some excellent points - especially after I started our chat by trying to get a rise out of him!
Finally Kate Gregory spends time with us to explain the Vista Bridge and how you can easily bring the Vista experience to your applications.