I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
I was in the Microsoft Malvern, PA office on Thursday to give a presentation on Silverlight. The goal was to not only show the power of Silverlight, but how easy it is to create using our product offerings (Blend 2 and Orcas). These products work together to create a seamless Silverlight development experience for both the Developer and the Designer.
As an added bonus I showed off Popfly (I was lucky enough to get an Alpha account) to those in attendance. We created a mash-up site on the fly connecting a Flickr photoset with a Slideshow block in seconds. We also grabbed some user submitted blocks (like the World of Warcraft guild data block) and walked through the members data using a PhotoTile block. Popfly is an excellent example of creating RIA User Experiences run on Web 2.0 Data Service Api's (Flickr, Twitter, Digg, you name it!) using Silverlight. Great stuff!
Here are the links I showed, for anyone who missed it.
Popfly site - www.popfly.comPopfly screencast - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91175Channel 9 Popfly video - http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=308460
Silverlight Community Site - www.silverlight.netSilverlight Official Site - www.microsoft.com/silverlight