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Paul LabergeWeb Platform AdvisorMicrosoft Canada
Over the past 3 weeks, I have been touring across Canada giving a half-day briefing on Silverlight. It was an incredible experience as it certainly opened my eyes to what types of things are being done with Silverlight today and the buzz it has generated among web designers and developers.
In those briefings, I promised you a number of things, so this post is meant to provide the post-briefing materials I spoke of.
First, the actual briefing presentation I delivered can be downloaded here in PowerPoint 2007 Format. If you have a Windows machine but don't have PowerPoint 2007, you can download the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack to view Office 2007 file formats in Office 2003 or lower. If you have a Mac, you can download the presentation in PowerPoint 2003 Format here. You may notice slight differences in the presentation as some of the content was catered to specific cities. For example, we had a guest speaker (Peter van der Zouwe, my manager) present an introduction in Toronto as he was in town for that briefing. I have also included slides for each stop of the Fall Partner Tour at the end of the presentation. If you're interested in learning more about the various new technologies coming out in the next 3-6 months, this may be a very good investment of your time. And it's free to register! The tour stops for this year are Halifax, (October 30), Vancouver (November 6), Edmonton (November 8), Montreal (November 13) and Toronto (November 21).
I also promised the code for programming demos I did. The code for each can be found below:
In addition to the demo code, I promised to provide links to all the public-facing demos I showed demonstrating Silverlight. Those demos can be found below:
I was very happy with the feedback I received on our new Silverlight product. There was excellent information on your perceptions of the product, where Silverlight 1.0 fits into your plans as well as where Silverlight 1.1 fits into your plans. I have forwarded your feedback to the product teams and the response to-date internally has been great. They have taken your feedback and are analyising it as important customer feedback into the product. This includes everything from the install experience of the plug-in to performance of Silverlight applications in general.
One of the things that was a concern to a few of you was the plug-in install experience. There is an interesting blog post here about the install experience and how it can be streamlined.
There were also a number of questions you posed as well that I said I would provide answers for since I didn't readily have the answers for you at the time. Some of these questions do not yet have an answer (answer is "TBD"), so I will try to find those answers for you and I will edit this post with new answers as they become available. Below are some of the questions that were asked:
Are you building a Silverlight application? Let me know - I'd love to see it!
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I just tried it and it seemed it worked fine. Are you trying to do a "Save As" on the link? If so, that won't give you the file as the link is to a page that contains the file.
Hopefully that helps!