Client or the Cloud?

Paisano writes a punchy post about the death of desktop apps that I commented on and I wanted to share a bit more insight into where we’re taking the concept of Mesh in order to solve some of the problems that he identified. Whilst the browser is great for some types of apps like collaboration,…

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(Belated) Happy 25th Birthday Mac

I’ve been meaning to say happy birthday to the Apple Mac for the past few weeks and finally got round to it.  Apple were a part of my life from an early age (my dad worked in the UK office) and as kids growing up we got our grubby paws on all sorts of cool…

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Mesh and the Imagine Cup

  This year Mesh is in the thick of the action with the Imagine Cup 2009!  This year the competition is in Egypt and we’re excited about the cool apps that students are going to build using the Live Framework and Mesh Services, Contacts and Profiles. Here’s the scoop on Mesh from the Imagine Cup…

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Running Mesh Beta Client at the same time as Live Framework CTP Client

For those of you who are busy developing applications for Mesh using Live Framework, you will be aware of the problem that until now you couldn’t run the Mesh Beta Client at the same time as the Live Framework CTP.  Fortunately, we’ve put together a workaround that allows your to run both alongside one another…

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New Live Services sessions released for Mix09!

  Dr Angus and I have been working hard on new sessions for Mix.  Some of them have been published today over here:  http://2009.visitmix.com/Agenda/Sessions.aspx Make sure you register early and I’ll see you in Vegas! 🙂 Mesh-Enabled Web Applications Come learn how to extend your existing Web applications and get them to live and breathe…

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Live Mesh wins Best Technology Innovation of 2008 at the Crunchies

Last night I was at the Crunchies (Oscars for Technology) and watched Ray Ozzie and David Treadwell pick up the award for Best Technology Innovation at the Crunchies award ceremony in San Francisco. It was a great night for a number of reasons.  First, we won the award.  Second, MySpace threw the after party and…

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Trouble logging into http://developer.mesh-ctp.com?

Running up to Christmas we dished out quite a few new Live Mesh Tokens to people who were waiting in the line.  To sign up for a developer account (enabling you to code against Live Mesh and Live Framework) you needed to visit http://lx.azure.microsoft.com (The Azure Services Developer Portal) and redeem your tokens. If at…

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Live Framework Walkthrough Guides

This week I’ve been exploring more and more of the Live Framework and playing around with building some demos and samples.  To help me out I’ve found the Live Framework Walkthrus really useful: Walkthrough Resource Model and Feeds Walkthrough MeshApp Walkthrough Extending the Resource Model Walkthrough DotNet Toolkit You can download them from here: http://dev.live.com/liveframework/liveframeworksdkwalkthroughs.zip…

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How Live Mesh saved the day at Le Web

I’m back from Europe and Le Web in Paris!  It was an interesting conference that had it’s fair share of problems, from heating to lack of internet connectivity.  It’s been well documented how many of the exhibitors and startups were unable to demonstrate their web applications and Europe’s premier web conference and whilst somewhat ironic…

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Loving LeWeb – Attendees get free 30GB storage on Live Mesh

  We’re pleased to announce that to celebrate LeWeb’08 and Microsoft’s official partnership with the event, we are providing attendees exclusive access to 30GB of free Live Mesh online storage.  To claim your 30GB storage on Live Mesh please stop by the Live Mesh booth in the Microsoft zone and register with either myself (James…

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