Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack due out April 15th

For all the Halo 3 fans out there, there is good news. More downloadable content is on the way for just 800 Microsoft Points. The pack will consist of three new maps and some new Forge options. Bungie has some articles on two of the three new maps namely Ghost Town and Avalanche. For your […]

When Hyper-V on Server Core actually sucks

After seeing a post that the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V bits are now feature complete in the form of Release Candidate 0 (RC0), I decided its time to get a machine up and running to play with it. I decided to go with a Server Core installation instead of the usual Full installation and it was […]

How to switch Silverlight UserControls

One of the guys on the official Silverlight community forums posted an interesting question, namely how does one change the currently visible UserControl in a Silverlight 2.0 application. To put things in context the new Silverlight 2.0 project template creates two classes for you: a System.Windows.Application derived class named App with the associated App.xaml and […]

Xbox 360 price cut in South Africa

For those that haven’t heard the good news yet, there was a rather awesome bit of news out of Microsoft today. No Xbox LIVE isn’t officially available in South Africa yet, rather the Xbox 360 product range got a cool R600 to R700 price drop depending on the model. This finally brings the bottom […]

Lost hits the SA stores today

If you are a fan of the TV series Lost then you might be interested in picking up a copy of Lost the video game. The game has a Teen ESRB rating so it should be suitable for most of the family and apparently feels very much like the TV show although GameSpot says […]

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 out now

Just announced at MIX’08, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is available for download after the keynote completes. It looks like they’ve added some very cool new features with sites like Ebay and Facebook already taking advantage of them. I kinda like the idea of having my friend’s status updates available on my toolbar at […]

Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 is out

Check out this post which details all the download links for Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1. Yay! Naturally this includes an update runtime, an SDK, the source code to the new controls, documentation, some tools for Visual Studio 2008 and the Expression Blend 2.1 March Preview.

Silverlight, Nokia and Apple

Well things seem to be picking up for Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. I enjoyed Silverlight 1.0 but detest JavaScript so my attention immediately turned to the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha build that came out last year at MIX’07. Awesome stuff, managed code in the browser with a lightweight multi-platform plug-in that doesn’t require much […]

Shoot Master Chief and win

Fancy yourself as a movie producer? Microsoft invites South Africans to enter an international competition to shoot and upload a video of the character Master Chief, the star of the Xbox 360 exclusive game Halo 3, in circumstances outside of his usual world. Note that entrants need to be 18 years or over and […]