Amazon: Building Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company

The title of this post is actually the email signature of the Amazon Kindle support representative that I communicated with. I think I agree. Here’s the story… On my recent trip, my Kindle’s display went kaput. After some chest pain, and mild heart-attack, I called up Amazon Kindle support. Customer details, and a couple of […]

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iPad vs. Kindle. Not.

A few days back, around the Kindle 3 (not official version name, but third generation in releases) launch, I tweeted saying the Kindle is now tempting me, and I might just take a dive into the world of eBook readers, and add another gadget to my bag. Surprisingly, several folks on my social networks advised […]

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Search, Save, and Export Twitter–The Archivist

MIX Online has released a new Azure-hosted lab called The Archivist. The Archivist allows you to create archives of Twitter topics that you can save, export and analyze.   There are now over 50,000,000 tweets being created each day. But, tweets are transitory. Twitter itself doesn’t allow access into their database more than two weeks […]

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Where are you watching the World Cup?

Can’t make it down to South Africa to watch the games? No worries, the Bing Home Turf Finder has you covered! You can find out where to watch matches around the Seattle area and across the US with our new Bing map app. In select cities, we populated a Bing map app with venue information […]

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Cloud Computing Enables Tribune Company to move into the Digital Age

It’s wonderful to learn that media giant Tribune Company is betting on Windows Azure to help bring the company into the digital age by providing targeted content to its online readers and increased opportunities for advertisers. Since 1847, the American Public has relied on Tribune for its news. Today, the newspaper industry faces declining readership […]

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What’s new in Expression Studio v4?

Expression Studio 4 has a wealth of new features to make it easier than ever to create engaging user experiences for the Web, the desktop, mobile devices, & Silverlight. All of the products now support Silverlight 4 and .NET 4 as well as the following specific new features in each of the products. Expression Blend […]

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Silverlight Winter Olympics Statistics and Case Studies

Did you Know? A Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics fact sheet. – Over 25% of the entire population of Norway viewed the Olympics using Silverlight for an average of 111 minutes each viewing! – Host nation Canada’s CTV saw 4 million visitors consume over 6 PetaBytes, or 7 million hours of video, peaking at over 130,000 […]

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Now Available: Microsoft Desktop Player

Microsoft Desktop Player aggregates content across various Microsoft properties and maps it to your role as a developer, IT Pro and IT Adoption lifecycle. Also if you configure the local settings you get local IT resources like your Developer or IT Evangelist in your area, local user groups, local training resources to get your certification […]

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Be a Windows Phone 7 “Rockstar”

As you may have heard, Microsoft has announced the availability of a preview of the Windows Phone developer tools. The buzz around Windows Phone 7 Series has been so great that Microsoft wants to encourage students to be amongst the first to get cracking with the platform. Details of the contest The contest will require […]

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Channel 9 Live at MIX 10

WHAT: The Channel 9 crew will be broadcasting live, unscripted and 100% interactive from The Commons on Days 1 & 2 of MIX 2010 in Las Vegas. WHY: Not everyone can make it to MIX10 in person and bump into Bill Buxton or The Gu for a quick chat in the corridor. Channel 9 Live […]

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