Michael S. Scherotter (Synergist) and resident Silverlight guru, has put his money where his mouth is and created a webinar around "Using Web Analytics with Silverlight".

It's going to be a compelling discussion, as he's essentially showing how one is able to inject existing analytics into Silverlight. I know from experience, that to carry out this style of execution is somewhat difficult inside the Flash runtime, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Yet, knowing Michael's work, don't be surprised if he shocks your beliefs around whether it can't be done as he's by far one of my favorite Silverlight Producers (thankfully he's on our payroll).

http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2007/09/28/upcoming-webinar-using-web-analytics-with-silverlight.aspx

Be sure to register and give him feedback.

** UPDATE: Jeff Wilcox resident Test lead for Silverlight emailed me a blog post on how he was able to break the Microsoft Kool-aid guidelines and tap into Google Analytics using a Mac (See, we aren't all blue blooded fanbois, we also know how to party - geekstyle).

"..Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 and the HTML DOM bridge can easily interface with Google Analytics to help you analyze, track, and better understand your web site visitors. Already a common activity for Flash and Flex developers, the concept of tracking within a rich web application may be new to traditional client application developers, and probably not something done with common WPF applications, but it's simple to add and very useful to advertisers.."

So, You can see Jeff's version in the living wild, you can also now see Michael's upcoming Webinar on the "how". I think both have kicked some butt with this, and I'm freakin glad they are on our payroll.

+2 Beers coming both Michael's & Jeff's way when I'm next in the states:

http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffwilcox/archive/2007/10/01/using-google-analytics-with-rich-managed-web-applications-in-silverlight.aspx