Silverlight 2 Beta 2

    The Beta 2 of Silverlight 2.0 is already available in order for us to develop using this version of Silverlight that now as some more new stuff in terms of controls, skining, among others that we will analyze during our next posts. This version is available for both Windows and Mac because we continue and will always continue to talk about a technology that is Cross-Platform and Cross-Browser.     You shouldn’t miss this Overview that makes a relationship between the functionalities that are present on the Beta 2 of Silverlight 2.0 compared with the ones that already existed on … Continue reading Silverlight 2 Beta 2

Biztalk Services

   Following our SaaS thoughts here is a very interesting article about Building Connected Enterprise Applications using Hosted Biztalk Services, that was made available on the June 2008 MSDN Magazine.    It’s very interesting to see how Jon Flanders and Aaron Skonnard address this subject.

Microsoft’s approach to SaaS

   Much has been said about SaaS – Software as a Service, and how this will affect the way we Think/Architect/Develop/Support and even Buy our applications, and for this reason is important to stay in touch with how a vendor like Microsoft, is applying this principles to their technologies.    So let’s think a little bit about the subject and try to identify some offers in this spectrum.    SaaS is when you have an application that is served to you the same way as a Service is. Example: When you buy an insurance you don’t need to buy all … Continue reading Microsoft’s approach to SaaS

Back after a long absence

   I’m back after a longer absence that was thought, and while I was absent a lot has happened. The most important thing was the fact that I became a father and that for me is indescribable and made me stay some time without any sleep, but I’m recovering, now that my daughter is on her 2nd week of life. Other situation that was very interesting was the MVP Global Summit 2008 in Seattle, it was absolutely fantastic from the technical to the personal side. I was able to meet some more Portuguese MVP’s, and it was great and more … Continue reading Back after a long absence