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Monthly Archives: August 2007

 Silverlight-enabled search with Tafiti




Tafiti is a new showcase of how we can now mix a rich web experience with search functionality.

You can view search results in a number of ways: tree view, newspaper view or drop-down results on a glass pane.  You can also switch between search mediums and save search results.

Betanews discusses the news and explains that the name means “to search” in Swahili.

Take a look at this new concept on search and a great example of Silverlight’s capabilities.



Web Experience Stack DVD

The DVD includes trial versions of:

· Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition, SP2

· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, SP2

· Microsoft Visual Studio Professional

· Microsoft Expression Studio (includes Microsoft Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design, and Expression Media)

You can order the DVD here.


What is Photosynth?

“The Photosynth Technology Preview is a taste of the newest – and, we hope, most exciting – way to view photos on a computer. The software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.
In each collection, you can access gigabytes of photos in seconds, view a scene from nearly any angle, find similar photos with a single click, and zoom in to make the smallest detail as big as your monitor.”

The latest scene in the series of Photosynth previews is the Space Shuttle ready for launch.