Universal Desktop Daily - Thursday, September 14, 2006

For me, nothing quite ushers in the fall like the start of hockey training camps. The Avalanche open camp tomorrow which means that a new NHL season is just around the corner.

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For me, nothing quite ushers in the fall like the start of hockey training camps. The Avalanche open camp tomorrow which means that a new NHL season is just around the corner. It seems like ages ago that I watched the Stanley Cup Finals, so it's going to be great to see the ice again. With that, on to the links:

  • O'Reilly Media announced a publishing agreement with Adobe which means O'Reilly will be publishing the bulk of Rich Internet Application books for Adobe solutions. The deal includes Flash, Flex, Flash Video, ActionScript and others. Interesting deal, and I'd say it is a good sign for both companies. O'Reilly is a big name, and if they've got RIAs covered, it gives it that much more credence.
  • I came across Scott Berry's blog. Scott is a developer on the UI Frameworks team at Microsoft. His blog has a lot of information on WPF and Windows Forms. It looks like a good developer resource.
  • Marco Casario pointed me to a cool video mashup of a bunch of Windows Presentation Foundation applications. It's a very cool visual, and it does a lot towards showing off some of the features in WPF.
  • On the mobile front, Bill Perry announced that there is a preview release of Flash Lite 2.1 for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. From what I can tell, this gives developers a bit more access to the innards of the phones. Bill mentioned that there will be a comparison of Flash Player 6/7 for Pocket PC and the new Flash Lite version 2.1. Something to watch.