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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.

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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?

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posted by cs at 23:18  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Expression Blend 5-Day On-Ramp Course: A Directory of Material

Not a new post, but still good: Sandrino Di Mattia has a list on his blog with links to all the videos, assets and scripts for the 5-day on ramp training in one place: http://sandrinodimattia.net/blog/post/Complete-Expression-Blend-and-Silverlight-5-day-OnRamp-training-course-All-videos-all-assets-download-packages-in-one-place.aspx

posted by cs at 11:57  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Expression Blend: Content for a ScrollViewer

A customer just asked the question how to scroll a ScrollViewer at design time in Blend to manually design content for it that goes beyond the visible viewport size.

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posted by cs at 21:33  

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Tools Released

Today, we shipped the official release of the tools for Windows Phone 7 development, including a free version of Expression Blend, especially for building applications for the phone… Get them here!

Building apps for Windows Phone using Blend, VS and Silverlight was a lot of fun before, and now it’s even better :)

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posted by cs at 11:28  

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  

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.

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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.

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posted by cs at 01:09  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SketchFlow: Firing Actions when a Storyboard is Complete

Several customers asked on Twitter today how to navigate to another screen when a storyboard is finished playing.

The answer is: There is a StoryboardCompleted trigger that you can use together with any action, including the Navigate actions. This post describes how to use it.

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posted by cs at 22:23  
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