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  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Sungard uses Silverlight 4 and Bing Map to Visualize Pipeline for Gas Trading Application

    In this episode, Max Zilberman talks to Michael Heydt, Sr. Program Manager Sungard Consulting Services about their use of Silverlight 4 and Bing Map to enhance the usability of a Gas Trading Application. Tags: ARCast , Architects , Architecture , Bing Maps , Practical Guidance , Prism , Silverlight ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta Available in July 2010

    Microsoft announced Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta would be available in July. We will keep you posted when updates on the release schedule are available. Also, Microsoft announced availability of SQL Azure 50GB offering, Silverlight PivotViewer and Bing Maps...
  • Blog Post: Prism Updated for Silverlight 4

    If you’re using Composite Application Guidance (PRISM) to build complex, high-end, extensible RIA applications – you be glad to hear that the code base has been updated in the Codeplex repository for Compatibility with Silverlight 4.0 and the .NET 4.0 framework. Changes include the following: All projects...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 RTW Now Available

    The final version of the Silverlight 4 Tools plug-in for Visual Studio is now available for download. Please proceed to the Getting Started page at Silverlight.NET to proceed with the download or click here for the direct link. Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes several features: Support...
  • Blog Post: Prism Updated for Unity 2.0 and Silverlight 4

    Building Complex Applications using WPF or Silverlight? The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. These types of applications typically feature multiple screens, rich, flexible...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Training

    Looking for a way to get ramped on all the cool new features just released in Silverlight 4? The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Released!

    April 15th, 2010 marks the fourth release of Silverlight that Microsoft has shipped in the last 2.5 years.  Building upon the huge success of it’s predecessor versions, Silverlight 4 contains a slew of new features to help you build the next generation RIA applications: Tooling Printing API Right...
  • Blog Post: OuterLink Adopts Windows 7, Bing Maps and Silverlight

    Bob Familiar details OuterLinks adoption of Windows 7, Silverlight and Bing Maps . OuterLink , a leader in the high value asset tracking industry is using Silverlight, Bing Maps and Windows 7 to drive innovation in this safety and security focused business. Get the architecture details… OuterLink , based...
  • Blog Post: See what Silverlight 4 can do via COM+ Automation

    Prepare to be amazed at the wide range of capabilities that are now possible with Silverlight 4 via the Out-Of-Browser (OOB) mode, Elevated Trust permissions, and COM+ Automation!  Check–out this mind-boggling blog post Cutting Edge Silverlight4 COM+ Features by Justin angel Now, with Silverlight4...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight4 Client for Facebook Released

    This application brings together the many compelling platform capabilities of Silverlight 4 into a rich out-of-browser application in the familiar context of Facebook. Enjoy the photos, feeds, events, friends’ walls, and inbox mail from your Facebook account in an appealing and user-friendly environment...
  • Blog Post: Gartner RIA Report: Microsoft rates Strong Positive

    Need help justifying Silverlight for your developing mission-critical RIA Applications?   Check-out the latest Gartner report – released December 31, 2009 under the title “ MarketScope for Ajax Technologies and Rich Internet Application Platforms ” by analysts Ray Valdes, Eric Knipp, David...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 – Silverlight 4 Training by John Papa

    Need to get up-to-speed quickly on the new features in Silverlight 4? Check-out this webcast series on Channel 9 by John Papa that cover topics like: What's New in Silverlight 4 Find out what enhancements Silverlight 4 Beta introduces… Rich Text Editor This is a four-part hands-on lab that walks through...
  • Blog Post: How Data, RIA, and Workflow Services all work with WCF

    The .NET 4 Framework makes it easier for developers to work with services from their managed code applications. With .NET 4, the WCF technology provides several different types of services to start from, based on your particular needs, but they all share the same underlying infrastructure. Here’s how...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 – How to Capture Audio and Video from a Web Cam

    One of the coolest new features in Silverlight 4 is the ability to capture audio and video input from Web Cameras.  With a few simple lines of code, you can request permission to your users to leverage their capture devices and then capture both the audio and video streams.  So far, there have...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4: Accessing the Web Camera and Microphone

    Did you know that Webcams and microphones are now accessible from Silverlight 4 applications? Developers can enable video and audio sharing for real-time collaboration and interactive multimedia applications. This video (and code samples by Tim Heuer demonstrates how to utilize a user's web camera...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 – Feature Montage via Code Samples & Presentation Deck

    Jeff Barnes has released a blog post with links to a consolidated slide deck and code samples that demonstrate all the cool new features in the Silverlight 4 Beta.  Here’s a quick list of the features in this release: Updated SDK Toolkit Controls VS2010 Tooling Printing API Right-click event handling...
  • 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: Silverlight 4 – Review of all the Cool New Features

    Check-out this comprehensive blog post by Tim Heuer – who outlines all the cool new SL4 features announced at the PDC in November - with links to videos and code samples to help you get started with each new capability.  Here is a link to his complete blog post: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive...
  • Blog Post: Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4, RIA Services and Visual Studio 2010

    RIA Services is a set of end-to-end experiences that makes it as easy to build Silverlight based n-tier applications as it is to build traditional 2 tier apps – some would say that it’s basically the new paradigm for client-server development in the 21st century… RIA Services focuses on writing n-tier...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Unveiled at PDC09

    Last week at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, Scott Guthrie unveiled a Beta version Silverlight 4. This latest version delivers hundreds of features and controls that, when combined with the continued innovation in Microsoft’s world-class tools for designers and developers — Microsoft...
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