Getting Started with Silverlight
‘Getting Started with Silverlight’ is a series of 11 videos and hands-on materials that introduces the concepts, skills, and applications customers need when building their first Silverlight application. [link...]

Great Windows Live Videocasts and Information:
Check it out on the Live Services Blog at
http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/

Want to deep-dive into the Windows Azure Services Platform?
I have been involved in a course over the last several weeks and this is a mere fraction of the reading material we have covered. (Believe me, it is just a small fraction too…)  At any rate, this is all publically available stuff, and there’s quite a lot of videos / screen casts you could leverage as well, but here’s a abridged reading material syllabus:  

ü  Read the white paper by David Chappell
http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/4/3/e43bb484-3b52-4fa8-a9f9-ec60a32954bc/Azure_Services_Platform.pdf

 

ü  Read MSDN Magazine “An Introduction to RESTful Services with WCF” by Jon Flanders
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.01.servicestation.aspx

ü  Read “Getting Started with the Windows Azure SDK”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179419.aspx

 

ü  Read the white paper on Azure Table Storage
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131257

 

ü  Read the white paper on Azure Blob Storage
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131258

 

ü  Read the white paper on Azure Queue Storage

        http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/2/D/52D36345-BB08-4518-A024-0AA24D47BD12/Windows%20Azure%20Queue%20-%20Dec%202008.docx

 

ü  Read “Understanding Service Architecture”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179341.aspx

 

ü  Perform the steps in Jim Nakashima’s walkthrough “Quick Lap Around the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203059.aspx

 

ü  Read “Introducing Geneva” by David Chappell
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ca5c685-3172-4d8f-81cb-1a59bdc9f7e3&displaylang=en

 

ü  Read “Introduction to Windows Live ID”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288408.aspx

 

ü  Read “Microsoft Federation Gateway”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287610.aspx

 

ü  Read “Understanding Windows Live Delegated Authentication”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287613.aspx

 

ü  Read “Introducing Live Mesh” by Amit Mital
http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2008/04/22/279.aspx

 

ü  Read the Live Framework White Paper
http://dev.live.com/liveframework/livefxwhatwhy.pdf

 

ü  Read MSDN Magazine “Building Distributed Applications With .NET Services” by Aaron Skonnard
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd569759.aspx

 

ü  Read “.NET Service Bus Overview”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd129877.aspx
 

Attention: Important Information on Service Pack 2
We take product quality seriously and make every effort to avoid and resolve issues that adversely impact our customers.  Unfortunately, we have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007! http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/21/attention-important-information-on-service-pack-2.aspx

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