MSDN Universal Subscribers get Expression Encoder for free

If you are a lucky MSDN Universal subscriber then you can get Expression Encoder (released yesterday with Silverlight 1.0) for free. How ?

Juts use the key you have for Expression Studio delivered on MSDN Subscriber Downloads, on the page Subscription Product Keys.

This was posted on the newsgroup

We are pleased to offer Expression Encoder, formerly Expression Media Encoder, for download. If you are an existing Expression Studio or Expression Media customer, please enter your Expression Media (Windows) product key when prompted during the Expression Encoder installation to activate the software. If you do not have a product key, you can download Expression Encoder and preview its functionality. This fully functioning version will expire 60 days after installation. -- Jonathan [MSFT]


Easier VPN connections from a Windows desktop - Jon Galloway

Jon made a great post about easier VPN usage.

Easier VPN connections from a Windows desktop - Jon Galloway

I am also using rasdial combined with start++, so a connection is made just by typing windows key + a keyword + enter, and it works fine.


Silverlight released with a bonus for my brother Mathieu

Silverlight is now available in final release 1.0, you might download it right now.

The bonus part is the application developed by my brother Mathieu for Discovery Channel shows up on the Silverlight website as one of the show case.

Next is a picture of the application and you can see it live on this page.

Great work Mathieu! I hope you will get some time to develop a bit with me ;-)

The other good news is that Silverlight is available on Windows, Apple and will be available on Linux as announced by Scott Guthrie:

Silverlight for Linux Support

Over the last few months we've been working to enable Silverlight support on Linux, and today we are announcing a formal partnership with Novell to provide a great Silverlight implementation for Linux.  Microsoft will be delivering Silverlight Media Codecs for Linux, and Novell will be building a 100% compatible Silverlight runtime implementation called "Moonlight".

Moonlight will run on all Linux distributions, and support FireFox, Konqueror, and Opera browsers.  Moonlight will support both the JavaScript programming model available in Silverlight 1.0, as well as the full .NET programming model we will enable in Silverlight 1.1. 

About Laurent

Laurent Kempé

Laurent Kempé is the editor, founder, and primary contributor of Tech Head Brothers, a French portal about Microsoft .NET technologies.

He is currently employed by Innoveo Solutions since 10/2007 as a Senior Solution Architect, certified Scrum Master and Founding Member.

Founder, owner and Managing Partner of Jobping, which provides a unique and efficient platform for connecting Microsoft skilled job seekers with employers using Microsoft technologies.

Laurent was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft from April 2002 to April 2012.

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