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Christian Schormann

Friday, June 10, 2011

New SketchFlow Template for WP7

We have just published a cool new SketchFlow template that makes it a lot easier to prototype Windows Phone 7 applications. You can find it on codeplex as a free download.

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posted by cs at 10:17  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Expression Blend at Mix 2011

It is finally Spring in Seattle, and it’s Mix in Las Vegas. Many of you, our faithful Expression Blend customers, have become accustomed to also see a new version of Expression Blend blossom with the flora of the land.


posted by cs at 10:23  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Buuteeq: A Real-World Example for SketchFlow

Today, buuteeq.com, founded by a number of ex-Microsoft employees, officially launched. Buuteeq aims to solve an important business problem that many independent hotels share:

How to build an impressive, competitive, and cost effective internet presence that makes the hotel accessible to the millions of travelers that plan and book their travel online?



posted by cs at 23:18  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Links to Job Descriptions for Open Expression Positions

The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences.

As I wrote in a previous post, the Expression at Microsoft team is hiring for a number of positions across the team, including product design, PM, UX, dev and test.

Here are links to the different job descriptions of some of the open PM and UX jobs. If you are interested in building great design and development tools and you have the right skills, we’d love to hear from you.

posted by cs at 22:31  

Monday, August 30, 2010

Adding the Mockup Controls to the SketchFlow Asset Tool

Expression Blend 4 comes with a sample that includes a set of useful mockup controls that help creating common mockups quicker and easier. You can very easily add the mockup controls to your asset tool in SketchFlow so that you have these controls always at hand. How is described in this article at the Expression blog.

posted by cs at 18:55  

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deep Linking Into A SketchFlow Prototype

A few times, we have been asked how to use a URL to directly navigate to a given sub-page of a SketchFlow prototype. My colleague Chuck Hays from the SketchFlow team posted an answer to this question here, on the Expression forums. Many thanks to Chuck, who kindly answers an amazing number of customer questions.


posted by cs at 00:38  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Expression Is Hiring

The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences. We are currently working on a number of really interesting and challenging things – and we have some open positions to fill in development, test and program management.


posted by cs at 01:09  

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blend 4: Collaborative SketchFlow Feedback with SharePoint

When we introduced Blend 4 at Mix 2010, we showed most of the new features, but not all. Now that Blend 4 has launched officially, it is time for some introductions.

In this post, I want to tell you about a few new features in SketchFlow that make distributing and collaboratively reviewing prototypes a lot easier.



posted by cs at 23:52  

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Video by Jon Harris: Blend 4 for Windows Phone in 90 Seconds

Jon Harris just published a 90-second introduction video on Expression Blend, this time featuring the new tools for creating Windows Phone applications. So, if you always wanted to know about Windows Phone application design with Expression Blend but you never could spare the time, here’s your one-in-a-lifetime opportunity :-)


Jon’s first 90 second video, an instant classic on SketchFlow, the built-in prototyping system in Expression Blend, can still be found here:


posted by cs at 17:44  

Monday, April 19, 2010

“SketchFlow in 90 Seconds” with Jon Harris Now on Channel 9

Laura Foy was so kind to post the video on Channel 9.

See it here: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LauraFoy/Sketchflow-in-90-seconds/

posted by cs at 16:34  
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