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  • Blog Post: Awesome resources for Developers Tools, Languages and Framework track at TechDays

    I don’t know for you, but each time I go to a conference, I always want to put my hands into the new technology I just learn. I’m sure that it’s the case for you, so I wanted to give you a one-stop place where you’ll be able to get everything you need to do this with the sessions...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011: Developer Tools, Languages, Frameworks & awesomeness

    I can’t believe that TechDays is already there. In 3 weeks, we will be in Toronto (October 25-26) to start the tour. After Toronto, we will go in Vancouver (November 15-16) and Montreal (November 29-30) to give you a full two days of awesoness around the technology you love. This week, you’ll...
  • Blog Post: Colin Melia on SilverLight 5

    There was much talk about Silverlight 5 during this year’s DevTeach in Montreal. Last week, Susan ( @HockeyGeekGirl ) posted her DevTeach conversation with Laurent Duveau ( @LaurentDuveau ) about how Silverlight 5 takes DataTemplate to the next level with implicit data templates. Colin Melia was...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Takes DataTemplate to the Next Level with Implicit Data Templates

    I recently attended DevTeach in Montreal, where I saw lots of great sessions and speakers! One of which was Laurent Duveau ( @LaurentDuveau ), Laurent is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Silverlight Most Valuable Professional . He loves web technologies and currently focuses on Silverlight, RIA/Touch...
  • Blog Post: Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL)

    If you’re building an application for the Windows platform, you’re probably aware of the new capabilities of Windows 7 . Features like the new Windows Taskbar with Jump Lists , the Windows Sensor and Location platform , and, of course, support for rich user interactions through touch – these are just...
  • Blog Post: HTML and Silverlight are Friends with Benefits

    For those of you who are still wondering about where Silverlight stands in the face of Microsoft's increasing support for HTML5 , I point you to this video which I recorded earlier this year: HTML5 and RIAs: Friends with Benefits . Bow-chicka-wah-wah!!! This article also appears in Global Nerdy .
  • Blog Post: Bob Muglia: PDC and Silverlight

    This article was written by Bob Muglia , President of the Server and Tools division at Microsoft. It was posted on the Silverlight Team’s blog , and I’m reposting it here verbatim. Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter: Thursday, December 2, 2010

    On Thursday, December 2nd , come join developers from around the world for a one-day, live-streamed event focused on lighting up your skills on Silverlight . The Silverlight Firestarter is a FREE online event that brings together some of the top minds on Silverlight to share their insights on Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Scenes from TechDays Vancouver, Part 4: Go DevMENTAL

    What is Go DevMENTAL? Since TechDays – Microsoft Canada’s cross-country developer and IT pro conference visiting 8 cities across Canada this fall – is a two-day event, we’ve got the venues for the entire 48-hour period, including evenings. Rather than have the session rooms (which are already set up...
  • Blog Post: Get “Silverlight 4 in Action” for Half Price!

    Today only (Friday, September 10, 2010), you can get either a PDF or dead-tree edition of Silverlight 4 in Action for half price! Just enter the discount code dotd0910 in the promotional code box when you check out at Manning Publications’ online store. Here’s the publisher’s description of the book...
  • Blog Post: Today Only: 50% off Manning’s Silverlight Books

    Manning Publications’ deal of the day for today, Wednesday, August 11th, is 50% off the electronic and dead-tree versions of their Silverlight books: Silverlight 4 in Action Hello! Silverlight Silverlight 2 in Action Silverlight 4 in Action and Hello! Silverlight are “MEAP” books: that’s “Manning Early...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp

    You’ve seen the announcement and perhaps you’ve downloaded the beta of the Windows Phone 7 dev tools (if you haven’t, do it now!) Now that you’ve got the tools, what’s next? Will they just lie there, dormant on your hard drive, or are you going to use them and be a trailblazer on a brand new mobile platform...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp: Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto

    Want some hardcore training from a developer who’s been doing Windows Phone 7 development since the tools were released in March? Then you’ll want to check out DevTeach’s Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp , taking place late this summer in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. The Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp...
  • Blog Post: Heralding in the Immersive Online Olympic Experience in Canada

    Today represents a very important day for our country – the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to be witness to some incredible athleticism and stories with the world united through sport. I can remember vividly watching previous Olympic Games in front of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Salmagundi

    Here’s a salmagundi of information and links covering the just-released Beta of the up-and-coming Silverlight 4 . (In case you were wondering, I’m using the term salmagundi to refer to a mishmash of little things. A salmagundi is an salad dish dating back to England in the 1600s made of meat, seafood...
  • Blog Post: Azure/Silverlight Hallowe’en App

    Archetype have put together a cute little Hallowe’en pumpkin-carving application built with Silverlight and hosted on Azure. It lets you “carve” a pumpkin, complete with backlit glow from the candle, and send the resulting image to a friend. Give it a try! To get started with Silverlight, visit the Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Vancouver: More Scenes from the “Platform” Track

    Two out of three of this afternoon’s sessions in my track at the TechDays conference – Developing for the Microsoft-Based Platform -- were presented by Anthony Vranic, an independent consultant who used to be a Microsoft developer evangelist. His sessions: Building Modular Applications Using Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: It’s a big day for RIA!

    Today is a landmark launch day for anyone building Rich Internet Applications (also known as RIAs), particularly those that build compelling web-enabled experiences on the Microsoft platform. We launched 2 new product versions today and it’s something all of us at Microsoft are very excited about: ...
  • Blog Post: “Silverlight on the Silver Screen”: Two Days Away!

    Don’t forget that Silverlight on the Silver Screen , ObjectSharp’s free seminar on Silverlight 3 , Expression and SketchFlow takes place in Toronto this Thursday at the Scotiabank Theatre. If you’d like to learn more about the rich-UI applications that you can build with Silverlight 3 and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight on the Silver Screen: One Week Away!

    You’ve got to hand it to ObjectSharp : when they do a parody, they pull out all the stops: Next Thursday, June 9th – exactly one week from today -- ObjectSharp will host Silverlight on the Silver Screen , a presentation on the upcoming revision of Silverlight, Silverlight 3, along with Expression Blend...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of Silverlight

    31 Days of SIlverlight is a series of blog posts posted through the month of July by Microsoft Developer Evangelist Jeff Blankenburg (yes, the same guy behind the Toughest Developer Puzzle Ever, which was covered in the previous post ). For each day in July 2009, Jeff will post a fairly in-depth article...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight on the Silver Screen: Thursday, July 9th in Toronto

    The covers will be coming off our next generation of user experience tools and technologies on July 9th. That’s when Microsoft will be unveiling Silverlight 3 , which gives you the all the goodness of RIA (Rich Internet Application, although you can use Silverlight to make desktop apps as well) with...
  • Blog Post: The Silverlight Tour: Travelling Across Canada This Summer!

    If you’ve been meaning to get into building rich internet applications using Silverlight, you might want to check out The Silverlight Tour . Billed as “a worldwide three-day course on Silverlight”, the Tour mixes lectures, demonstrations and hands on labs, covering Silverlight development from three...
  • Blog Post: Line of Business Silverlight Apps that Rock

    Silverlight , Microsoft’s plug-in for delivering cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and experiences has been out for a while now.  The first, JavaScript-only version was released at Microsoft’s MIX07 conference in May of 2007.  Subsequently, Silverlight 2 (the first .NET-enabled...
  • Blog Post: IE8 and Stories From Home

    There are lots of exciting announcements coming out of MIX in Vegas this week. Today we shipped Internet Explorer 8 . However,  there’s also plenty to celebrate back home around Silverlight and IE8. Check them out! Watching your favorite TV shows online in HD with Silverlight   CTV Globemedia...
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