May 2009 - Posts
According to eWeek, Microsoft has set July 10 as the date for a launch event for version 3 of its Silverlight Rich Internet Application (RIA) technology and version 3 of the company's Expression design tools. In a "Save the Date" invitation, Microsoft announced the July 10 date as a launch event for Silverlight 3 and Expression 3, calling on prospective attendees to come and "see for yourself how Microsoft is helping teams light up Web experiences." Although the Microsoft invite said the launch event will be held "in the Bay Area," at 10 a.m. on July 10, it also said that further details would follow.
More at: Microsoft Sets Silverlight 3, Expression 3 Launch Event for July 10
Steve Guttman posted this in the Microsoft Expression Web Forum today - If you are unable to complete the installation of Expression Web, Microsoft would like to assist. First, please review the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for help with specific error messages.
“Error -2147024873 during Expression Studio 2 or Expression Web 2 install”
“Expression Web 2 install/uninstall fails with error 30054”
“Error: Installation of the "Microsoft Expression Web 2" product has reported the following error: 1923”
Also, this helpful blog from the Expression Web Support Team:
“Known causes for Expression Web 2 installation crashes”
If the information above does not resolve your problem, please contact Microsoft’s Expression Web Install Support via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and please include the following information:
First and Last Name
Expression Web version
Error Message and/or brief problem description
Microsoft will contact you via email within one business day from your submission.
I've had another article published in the Microsoft Expression Newsletter - Creating Accessible Online Forms with Expression Web 2. This article focuses on what makes an online form not accessible and how to create accessible forms.
More at: Creating Accessible Online Forms with Expression Web 2
Microsoft has released an update to their Facebook application for Windows Mobile. Some users have been having problems with installation and a new copy of the app has been posted. This version should help anyone that was getting the “cannot install due to insufficient privileges” error and it should also help with some hanging errors. The Windows Mobile Blog Team says “You’ll want to uninstall the old application and then make sure that the facebook.vol and fbmail.vol files are deleted from your root directory before reinstalling. You can get the new .cab file at the download center or from your phone.”
More at the Windows Mobile Team Blog
I just found this great post at MobilityMinded that walks you through the desktop version of Facebook and then the Microsoft Mobile Facebook application that shows you what's the same and what's different.
I installed it last night and have found a couple differences so far:
- when you click on a friend's status update, there's no option to "Like" it
- when you click on a status update, whether your own or a friend's, you only see the last comment posted.
I'm going to keep poking around to see if there's something I'm missing. If you have found these options, could you let me know?
New from Windows Mobile: a Facebook application for your phone! Download the new Facebook application for Windows Mobile and:
Send messages to any of the people in your Friends list.
Take pictures and videos on your phone, then upload them right to Facebook.
Send messages or call people in your Friends list.
Manage your profile and post anytime, anywhere.
Keep up with the latest news and posts with Facebook on your phone. Now your status updates can be up-to-the moment accounts of what you’re doing. Photos and videos are about as close to live-action as you can get. Show your friends what you’re up to, while you’re out and about.
Connecting and sharing on Facebook just got a lot livelier!
More at: Download Facebook | Smartphone and PDA | Windows Mobile Total Access (including screen shots)
Microsoft has developed their own facebook client software for Windows Mobile, and early builds have been in the wild for some time now.
It seems the final version will be made available pretty soon to all comers, and Microsoft has revealed the full feature list at Windowsmobiletraining.com.
The software will support: Profile – View your profile, update status, write on wall, add photos and videos, and send messages News feeds – Compose, view, reply and delete items Status updates – View, update and change picture Photos and videos – Upload and view pictures, people tag, geo tag, auto upload to Facebook, read photo details, and make comments. The application will be the only version on the market offering the ability to upload video right from the phone. Wall – Post and delete items Friends profile – Invite, comment on status, view full profile, and email, SMS or call from profile Email – View, send and reply Notifications – View, poke and accept notifications Requests – Confirm friend requests and invites
I can’t wait!
More at: Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Facebook software featurelist revealed