UX Strategy Musings from Will Tschumy, Microsoft User Experience Advisor

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Entries from April 2007

Great Post from Cynergy, A RIA-focused UX agency

April 19th, 2007 Comments Off

As with most organizations, we at Microsoft are particularly pleased when others talk about our products in positive terms.  What’s even better is when the afore mentioned others talk about our products in terms of strategic market shifts.  Needless to say, this post made us very happy: Wake up and see the Silverlight It’s going [...]

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Read Will Here

April 16th, 2007 Comments Off

I was privileged to participate in Next Design Leadership Institute’s Beautiful Diversion. We were asked to comment on Bruce Nussbaum’s article “Are Designers the enemy of design?” It was a really great exercise, and I’m humbled by the company I share in the document. The contributors are: Sir George Cox, Tony Fry, John Thackara, Elizabeth [...]

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“WPF/e” is Silverlight

April 16th, 2007 3 Comments

Yesterday at NAB, Microsoft announced Silverlight. I for one am really excited for this. This is the first step towards the public unveiling of Silverlight. While I can’t go into technical details at this point, what I can say is that Silverlight (it feels so good to say that versus ‘WPF/e’!!) renders a subset of [...]

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Hear Will Here

April 9th, 2007 Comments Off

I hope you’ll forgive the wordplay – I just couldn’t resist. It’s amazing what sleep depravation will do to one. In my case, it seems to be a predilection for word puns. Anyhoo… I did a podcast with Chris a week ago. I launched on Friday. Many thanks to Steve Portigal, our host, and to [...]

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The process works: Expression is now part of MSDN Premium

April 4th, 2007 Comments Off

I’m really happy to announce that MSDN Premium will now include Expression Web and Expression Blend (once released).  This had been a point of some contention both within Microsoft’s UX community, as well as within the overall developer community. The great news (and one of the things that makes me happy to be at Microsoft) [...]

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Meet me in Vegas…

April 4th, 2007 Comments Off

MIX07 is SOLD OUT I hope you got your tickets already – if not, there’s a waitlist for hopeful.  It’s going to be a great show.  Looking forward to seeing you all there! For those of you who can’t make it, visitmix.com will be showing content from the conference starting April 30th.

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Boot Camp 1.2

April 4th, 2007 1 Comment

For all of you out there using Macs (myself included), Apple has just released Boot Camp 1.2.  Vista on my MacBook has always been very fast (faster than my Tablet PC, but that’s a story for a different post).  The biggest challenge has always been hacking the old XP drivers into working on Vista.  There [...]

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MIX07 is coming

April 2nd, 2007 Comments Off

As I’m sure you know, MIX07 is coming up soon. We’re going to have a bunch of great sessions. Be sure to check them out! I’m looking forward to Lou Carbone of Experience Engineering, GK VanPatter and Elizabeth Pastor of NextDesign Leadership Institute, Bill Scott of Yahoo!, Roger Black, and Kip Voytek of RGA. All [...]

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Anecdote from the road

April 2nd, 2007 Comments Off

So in my recent trip to southern California, we (inevitably) ended up meeting with one of our media and entertainment customers. As we’re sitting in the lobby of this org, surrounded my more italian marble since I was last in Rome, a gentleman walked over to us dressed in a very nice suit. “Are you [...]

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