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Announcing Expression Studio 4!

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:29:55 +0000

I remember the days when Microsoft had announced they were introducing a set of design tools to help customers and partners build .NET-based solutions that were both visually appealing and focused on user experience.  In those early days, we introduced the tools with enigmatic yet interesting codenames like Sparkle (which became Expression Blend), Acrylic (Expression...

The “Ignite Your Venture” Webcast Series

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:41:00 +0000

Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start?  Do you have questions about the process of creating a start-up business but never knew who to ask/  Just curious what the big deal is with the start-up side of technology??  We are proud to introduce a free, new webcast series called...

Oh yeah, it’s on: welcome to the party, Windows Phone 7 Series.

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:41:35 +0000

    Today marks a sea change in Microsoft’s mobile device strategy and how we are going to market in the smartphone space.  This change is fundamental rather than incremental; we have completely re-written the book on how a Windows Phone looks, behaves and interacts with a user.  With the MIX10 opening keynote (you can...

Have you heard of Expression Web?

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:22:24 +0000

  Are you a website designer or developer either as a profession or even as a hobby?  If you are, then you may want to attend a free webcast coming up on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2PM ET (11AM PT) where we overview the features of Expression Web 3, Microsoft’s latest website design tool....

Wait, that’s a Windows Phone?!?

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:27:00 +0000

Yesterday was a pretty big day for Microsoft and one that I had been anticipating for a long while.  At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, we finally unveiled to the world what our next generation of Windows Phones will look and act like – we introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating system...

Heralding in the Immersive Online Olympic Experience in Canada

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:55:00 +0000

Today represents a very important day for our country – the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.  Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be witness to some incredible athleticism and stories with the world united through sport. I can remember vividly watching previous Olympic Games in front of the television, marveling...

A New Year and A New Beginning

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 10:51:02 +0000

Happy 2010 everyone! I wish all of you a healthy, joyful, and successful new year. 2009 has been a year of pursuing my dreams both personally and professionally. On the personal side, I had a fairytale wedding in my hometown in China. The wedding was a true mix of Eastern and Western cultures. On the...

Design Student of the Month – Dominika Ruszkowski

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:28:07 +0000

There are a lot of creative students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people’s life through interactive, visual, informational, and other aspects of User Experience Design. I invited them to introduce who they are and share their work with you. To nominate a Design Student of the Month, email us. The Design...

MIX10 and Call for Content

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 14:26:53 +0000

It’s not too early to think about MIX and MIX10 has a great theme – A Designer/Developer Love Fest for the Web. I’m expecting great sessions around the best practices of how designers and developers can work together creating innovative web solutions. With returning keynote speakers like Bill Buxton and Scott Guthrie, ready to be...

Visual Design for the Windows 7 Default Background

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 07:32:37 +0000

Ever wonder how we came up with the visual design for Windows 7 login and default background screens? My first impressions of seeing the visuals are energetic, fun, and different from previous Windows. Since then, I’ve been wanting to hear the design story behind the creation. Luckily, on the latest post of Windows 7 Team...