New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is http://khason.net/ (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Arabic and Hebrew languages bidirectional support for Silverlight 2.0 beta 2

יום חמישי, יולי 17, 2008

Those days, I’m, together with guys from Microsoft Egypt and Santeon, finishing development of bidirectional input and output support for Silverlight. I want you to take part in alpha testing of this solution. Please see the test form here and try it. <noframes>Visit <a href="http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/tamir/archive/2008/07/17/arabic-and-hebrew-languages-bidirectional-support-for-silverlight-2-0-beta-2.aspx">original article</a> to test</noframes> Also, you can download latest development build or compiled binary version with debug symbols and try it yourself. Please, if you’re in any issue, report it, by using issue tracker in CodePlex. In order to use...

Action required: Smart client users group

יום חמישי, מאי 22, 2008

Recently I browsed INETA to seek for some group and was really surprising. There is no Smart Client user group registered there. Maybe there is a reason? Let’s understand what Smart Client is? According wikipedia, the term "Smart Client" is meant to refer to simultaneously capturing the benefits of a "thin client" (zero-install, auto-update) and a "fat client" (high performance, high productivity). However, I think, that this term is much wider. It is not only thin-fat client application, it’s...

OpenUp Sidebar gadget

יום שלישי, מאי 20, 2008

OpenUp competition is on the air? Authors of contributed projects are stressed and want to know what’s going on with their pet project on CodePlex. What can they do about stress? To get it under control and download new gadget, I built to help them to relieve stress. Just look on your side bar and see three top rated projects (by CodePlex) Click on it or drag it out of SideBar to see all submitted projects...
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Gas Price Windows Vista SideBar gadget – new version is available for download

יום שישי, מאי 16, 2008

This post is dedicated to some people in Microsoft and it’s subsidiaries. It begun about year ago, when I developed Gas Price information gadget (do not download it there). Before I started, I sent some personal email to those in MSN, who maintains it’s Auto section. I wait two days and got no response, so wrote this post about HTML scrapping and then I finished the gadget, that uses this technology. © Christopher Robbins ...

Deep Zoom composer for download

יום רביעי, מרץ 12, 2008

One of best technologies, presented at Mix'08 was HardRock Memorabilia. It uses technology, previously named Seadragon to adapt image resolution and size to what you're currently viewing. It montages number of images in different resolutions and then dispatches them upon your request. Take a look into Silverlight 2.0 poster, created by Joe StegmanNow, the million dollar question, how to use it in my application? Simple just download and use it :)Download Deep Zoom Composer for Silverlight>>
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Some new post-mix downloads

יום שלישי, מרץ 11, 2008

Today is download day at MSDN. There are some very interesting things published. New release of Windows SDK (new classes for WPF 3.5, bugs fixes, and enhanced support for Windows Server 2008, including speech, error reporting and UAC). Download it here. For more information, visit SDK blogWindows XP SP3 RC2 (it's not final release), but if you want to try it (not in production environment) download it here. As well as if you are ready to harm your system. Give a...

Tafiti goes open source (well, actually, shared source under MS-PL)

יום רביעי, דצמבר 19, 2007

All those, how want to implement data visualization in Silverlight (as Tafiti does), can look into this CodePlex project and use it for your own. Notice, you can download, modify and, even, resell this code, due to fact, that it's under MS-PL shared source licence. Well done, Live team.
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A couple of updates – mega update post

יום שישי, דצמבר 7, 2007

Today, only updates Yahoo finally releases Yahoo! Messenger for Vista - this was one of very first prototypes, shown in Mix last year. I did not install it, however, here a couple of review Erik Burke, Tim Sneath and Ryan Stewart. As for me, they lost "wow effect" last year Microsoft Expression Blend 2 - December Preview. What's new? VS2008 integration, inheritance, no SL2.0 support (strange, maybe, because of breaking changes toward near beta)    ...

Your potential, their T-shirts

יום חמישי, נובמבר 8, 2007

Back to the Live event yesterday, I recalled old joke, prepared by me for Lior (Microsoft MARCOM) after Blogference, but never sent him. Today, using Microsoft Live Services, I can collaborate this image with him, while wearing Microsoft's T-shirt with slogan "The Jewish people are Live". I'll probably, print this slogan (about T-shirts, not about Jewish people) one day on white T-shirt for my own... I even prepaired images suitable for printing on material (TIFF, 300 dpi, black and white background). Download it,...
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