Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. You’ll learn about the different approaches to programming Silverlight and also see how Silverlight can be integrated with ASP.NET and AJAX. Finally, we’ll explore integrating media into Silverlight. Along the way you’ll see how to use various tools when working with Silverlight such as Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008 (formerly code-named “Orcas”).
Session 1: Programming Silverlight:
Session 2: ASP.NET, AJAX and Silverlight:
This session highlights how to take common scenarios for web application UI and “light them up” using Silverlight. It ties Silverlight into the current ASP.NET stack and shows how to incorporate various ASP.NET services such as Membership and Personalization as well as Data Access. We will also show how to effectively use ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight together.
Session 3: Silverlight and Media:
In this session, you’ll learn about the extensive media handling capabilities of Silverlight. You’ll see how to use the streaming media add-on pack for IIS 7 Expression Media Encoder. The session will finish up with a brief look at the new media capabilities of Windows Server 2008 (formerly code-named “Longhorn”.