Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

When Silverlight 2 Releases, Will You be Ready?

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has been out since June 6th and the number of sites that have taken advantage...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/22/2008

Wow! Olympic Swimming

Okay, I work for Microsoft on Silverlight and specifically run the...

Author: mattpo Date: 08/11/2008

Want to learn what this Silverlight thing is all about?

I've had the opportunity to talk to quite a few Web developers at conferences and so forth, and the...

Author: mattpo Date: 02/15/2008

Washing Machine Fun

I just got back from vacation and right before I left my washing machine broke down. It wouldn't...

Author: mattpo Date: 07/16/2007

Silverlight 1.1 Developer Reference Poster

I had the opportunity during Mix07 to hand out posters that map out the capabilities and classes...

Author: mattpo Date: 05/09/2007

"WPF/E" is now Silverlight!

Tonight we announced the official name of wpfe....Microsoft Silverlight! This is the beginning of a...

Author: mattpo Date: 04/16/2007

Ode to the Progress Bar

I'm building the Virtual Machines for a number of the Hands On Labs that will be available at MIX...

Author: mattpo Date: 04/13/2007

Microsoft and the AJAX Community

Scott announced that Microsoft joined the OpenAJAX Alliance today. I think this does a lot for...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/20/2007

How to test your Web site w/ IE6 while running IE7

Pete put a VPC up awhile back, but the image does have a timebomb. The first timebomb was set to go...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/20/2007

MIX 07 - It's coming!

One of the cooler things about my relatively new position here on the Web Platform and Tools...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/12/2007

Is it just me?

Is it just me or has this year's daylight savings seemed to effect people more than others? Maybe...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/12/2007

Emerson College Musical Theatre Audition

Audition #2 in the ongoing effort for my daughter Katie to get into a top notch Musical Theatre...

Author: mattpo Date: 02/07/2007

Carnegie Mellon Musical Theatre

My oldest daughter, Katie, is a senior in high school and therefore is applying to various colleges...

Author: mattpo Date: 01/30/2007

Air bags + basketballs

My wife was in an accident last night. Someone turned left on a two lane road right in front of her....

Author: mattpo Date: 01/10/2007

Photosynth

This is very cool. If for some reason you haven't heard of Photosynth yet, you have to check it out....

Author: mattpo Date: 11/09/2006

A few Commercial Real Estate Terms

I mentioned in my earlier post that I have been learning about the Commercial Real Estate business...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/25/2006

Commercial Real Estate

I'm a member of a Masonic Lodge that meets in a lodge building in Edmonds, WA. We don't own the...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/19/2006

IE7 Ships!

Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP shipped tonight! Get the download and check out all the details...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/19/2006

Birthdays

One of my sons was born on Christmas. There was an abruption (this isn't good) and so it kind of put...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/17/2006

Sign-up for ASP.NET Connections in Las Vegas

Time is getting short for folks to sign-up for ASP.NET Connections from Nov. 6 - 9th in Las Vegas....

Author: mattpo Date: 10/02/2006

Ajax, Ajax, Ajax

Scott announced today the future of our Ajax product plans. The stuff that has been code named...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/11/2006

Is your web site ready for Internet Explorer 7?

Millions of people will be hitting web sites with a new browser in the next few months. Internet...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/11/2006

New Refresh of the Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN

The MSDN Internet Explorer Developer Center has finally come up to speed! As part of the Web...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/01/2006

Web Development

It has been awhile since I've done much Web development. My technical focus for the last few years...

Author: mattpo Date: 08/03/2006

New Team - New Role

After about six years at MSDN, I've moved to a new position on the Web Platform and Tools Marketing...

Author: mattpo Date: 08/02/2006

Free Microsoft Virtual Server

Web service developers are often using virtual servers to setup a virtual netwrk of services. Well...

Author: mattpo Date: 04/11/2006

Bald Eagle

A Bald Eagle just flew by my window. This is one of the benefits of living in the state of...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/27/2006

WS-Transfer, WS-Enumeration and WS-Eventing to W3C

Jeffrey Schlimmer points out that these three specs have been submitted to the W3C. -Matt

Author: mattpo Date: 03/15/2006

Sweet Fifteen

On March 4, 1991 I arrived at New Employee Orientation here at Microsoft and thus started my first...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/08/2006

Common WSE Kerberos Problem

Mark Fussell discusses a common problem when using WSE 3.0 and Kerberos security. He answers the...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/08/2006

Channel 9: WCF Interop Plug-Fest

Kirill Gavrylyuk and Jorgen Thelin talk about the WCF interop Plug-Fest on Channel 9 where WS-*...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/07/2006

William Tay Writes about Securing WCF

William Tay just published the second article in a two part series on WCF over on The...

Author: mattpo Date: 03/03/2006

Content Strategist Wanted!

I'm currently looking for a Content Strategist to work on my team here at MSDN. If you want to be...

Author: mattpo Date: 01/19/2006

Windows Communication Foundation CTP

If you haven't already heard, the WinFX January CTP released a couple days ago. You can find more...

Author: mattpo Date: 01/19/2006

Update to WSERM for WSE 3.0 Available

We just posted an update to the WS-ReliableMessaging sample code that George Copeland wrote that...

Author: mattpo Date: 11/14/2005

WSE 3.0 - Run released WSE on released .NET Framework 2.0

It's available! Get the final release of WSE 3.0 today. You also want to check out the updated Hands...

Author: mattpo Date: 11/07/2005

Launched!

With the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 launch, MSDN made a few changes...

Author: mattpo Date: 11/07/2005

Almost Monday...

On Monday, November 7th, Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk...

Author: mattpo Date: 11/04/2005

Web Services Secure Exchange Technical Committee Created at Oasis

The Oasis standards body created a technical committee today to finalize WS-Trust,...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/26/2005

Are you ready for Launch?

At MSDN, we are frantic about getting ready for the upcoming launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL 2005...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/13/2005

WS-TX to Oasis

Jorgen pointed out that Oasis announced the formation of a technical committee on WS-TX yesterday....

Author: mattpo Date: 10/13/2005

Intro to WCF Channels

Yasser Shohoud, Program Manager on the Windows Communication Foundation team, introduces the concept...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/13/2005

WSE 3.0 October CTP Available!

The latest Community Technology Preview of Web Services Enhancements 3.0 is now available. Yes, it...

Author: mattpo Date: 10/05/2005

GeeksWithBlogs Podcast on Windows Communication Foundation

Richard Turner and Payam Shodjai talk about the Windows Communication Foundation (you know, Indigo)...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/26/2005

I'm Optimistic...What can I Say?

The single biggest take-away I had from the PDC came from the first keynote. It was the reality that...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/21/2005

MSN Web Services

MSN felt that they reached critical mass with their technologies for developers so during PDC they...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/21/2005

PDC Presentation Materials

If you didn't make it down to PDC in Los Angeles, or if you did and would still like to see the...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/21/2005

Fool Me Twice...

One of my back teeth needed a crown so I went to the dentist about a month ago where they fitted me...

Author: mattpo Date: 09/21/2005

It's Starting to Get Exciting...

It's always fun to see how Microsoft gears up for the PDC. Here at MSDN we are scrambling like mad...

Author: mattpo Date: 08/26/2005

Welcome to the MSDN Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Developer Center

What a mouthful! That's right, we've changed our name, our layout and what we talk about. The MSDN...

Author: mattpo Date: 07/22/2005

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