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  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

    Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine , Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for...
  • Blog Post: Ribbit for Silverlight Released

    Ribbit for Silverlight gives Silverlight developers an easy way to leverage the powerful Ribbit Voice 2.0 platform and create rich, communications-enabled online experiences. Ribbit for Silverlight is a suite of Silverlight controls that allows Silverlight developers to easily leverage the Ribbit Platform...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight LOB Applications: How-To: Implement Field-level Custom Authorization

    As Silverlight RIA applications more into the mainstream enterprise business applications, a need quickly arises to to ensure that your vital corporate data (like SSN’s) is protected and only downloaded and visible to authorized users.  In this blog post by Brad Abrams, he shows you how easy it...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Moves Forward with Silverlight Innovation

    On January 19, the "Beta" tag was removed from the Silverlight version of Bing Maps - along with a couple of new features and Bing Maps Application Gallery mash-ins – like the ability to choose a custom map – like the “treasure Map” view shown above. Here’s a screenshot of the Map Apps you...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Media Player: Adding Thumbnail Preview Capability

    If you like the Netflix Silverlight player’s ability to show thumbnails while fast-forwarding, here’s an example that does it with The Silverlight Media Framework player and Expression Encoder: http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2010/01/22/scrubbing-with-thumbnails-with-the-smf-player.aspx Demo...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV Special - An Architects Perspective on Silverlight 3 featuring Tim Heuer

    Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight. In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from the architect’s...
  • Blog Post: Can’t Touch This…Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Microsoft Silverlight

    Multitouch support in Windows 7 allows applications to blur the lines between computers and the real world. Touch-optimized applications entice users to touch the objects on the screen, drag them across the screen, rotate and resize them, and flick them across the screen by using their fingers. Multitouch...
  • Blog Post: Run with the Bulls in 2010 with the new MSN Silverlight Portfolio Manager

    The new MSN Portfolio Manager is a tool for the future. Interactive charts are integrated with your data, along with news and transactions, while the modern new Silverlight interface lets you zoom into the details. The Portfolio Manager supports many common transaction types and includes numerous columns...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Real World Software + Services Architecture: The Winchester Ballistics Calculator

    You've no doubt heard by now a lot about software plus services as an architectural concept, but how many real world examples can you say you've seen? On this episode of ARCast , Denny Boynton sits down with Derek Jerrel from Winchester Ammunition and Jim McPherson and Jeff Fattic from Quilogy to...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Applications to Windows Azure

    Now that Windows Azure is released, many of you will be evaluating Microsoft’s cloud platform for both new development projects as well as targeting the Azure Platform for migration of existing .NET applications. Bob Familiar recently took his music web site which was based on SQL Server 2005, ADO.NET...
  • Blog Post: MyChristmasCatalog featured on Silverlight.net

    Still looking for that last minute Holiday gift?  Check-out the home page of www.Silverlight.net and you’ll see this month’s Silverlight showcase featuring www.MyChristmasCatalog.com .   This site, developed by Catalog Enterprises features innovative use of Silverlight 3 and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3/4: Advanced Performance / Profiling Techniques

    Did you know that by simply specifying “EnableGPUAcceleration=true “ in the Silverlight plug-in, in some cases, you can achieve dramatic performance improvements by leveraging the client’s GPU hardware? Check out Seema Ramchandani’s PDC09   session to learn how to leverage all the goodness the Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Cafe – An Architects Perspective on Silverlight 3

    Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract:   Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV – The Story of MyChristmasCatalog.com

    ARCast.TV - The Story of MyChristmasCatalog.com ‘Twas the week before the holiday season… in this interview, with Jeff Barnes from Microsoft, Ron Teblum, CEO of Catalog Enterprises Inc. and Raphael Parentes, lead graphic designer, discuss the launch of MyChristmasCatalog.com and their innovative use...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Toolkit for .NET Developers

    Microsoft has just released a Facebook SDK that enables .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform. This toolkit has evolved over time with input from the community and from Microsoft. The latest release (v3.0) includes new architectural improvements...
  • Blog Post: Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3

    Title:  An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract:   Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session...
  • Blog Post: NBC Winter Olympics on Silverlight

    NBC and Microsoft are getting the band back together for a full Silverlight experience around the 2010 Winter Olympics. You'll have DVR control of the video, including rewind, sharing, and saving clips. There will be a Facebook Connect feature to allow you to socialize the insanity (or coolness, depending...
  • Blog Post: 10 Expression Blend 3 Tutorials for Silverlight

    This series of tutorials provides an overview of the Silverlight platform through the view of Expression Blend. This allows the reader to learn about the features of Silverlight by simply drawing, resizing, dragging and dropping elements on the design surface of Blend. No code or prior Silverlight knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Custom Sorting with Paging Support

    Are you still stuck wondering how to implement custom sorting in your Silverlight data grid – and also wondering how to implement paging support? Silverlight 3 includes PagedCollectionView class, which provides grouping, sorting, and paging functionality for any data source that implements the IEnumerable...
  • Blog Post: Patterns-Based Silverlight Development Blog / Screencast Series

    Rob Bagby has started a new series (blog posts and screencasts) on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight.  The series illustrates various design patterns while building a sample application (see screenshot below).  The patterns covered include the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service...
  • Blog Post: Mike Taulty Video Series on PRISM for Silverlight 3

    Mike Taulty has published an excellent series of screencasts illustrating some of the ideas found in " Prism " or the " Composite Application Guidance " from the Patterns and Practices team that can be used to build Silverlight applications in a way that lends itself to testability...
  • Blog Post: IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

    Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine , Paul Hamnett, VP of engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney , Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for...
  • Blog Post: The Architecture Journal – October Editor’s Choice

    Resources for Architects: Editor's Choice   Scalibility: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin Rose (Digg, Pownce, Wefollow) gave a cool presentation on the top 10 down and dirty ways you can grow your web app. He took the questions he...
  • Blog Post: Ribbit for Silverlight (R4SL) – Deep Dive Event

    Ribbit, a subsidiary of British Telecom, has been working with Microsoft on a project called Ribbit for Silverlight (R4SL).  R4SL is a set of drag/drop Silverlight controls that make it easy for Designers/Developers to create communications enabled applications and web sites.  The controls...
  • Blog Post: Make your Silverlight 3 Applications Scream with GPU Acceleration

    Wondering how to make your Silverlight 3 applications perform better?  Is the weight of heavy graphics bringing you down? Caching visual elements as bitmaps allows you to take advantage of hardware accelaration. Once an object or tree of objects has been cached as a bitmap, it no longer goes through...
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