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Rob Cameron, Industry Architect Evangelist (Twitter: @Robcamer)

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  • Blog Post: Presenting at DevConnections 2010

    If you are attending DevConnections 2010, please come check out my session.   My session is VMP02 – Building Integrated Mobile Apps with WP7 Hardware And Services.   I present Tuesday November 2nd  at 11:30am in MANDALAY BAY L.  I hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: reMIX Atlanta May 8th – Three Tracks with Something for Everyone:-)

    Come check out this great event with a User Experience, Windows Phone, and Silverlight/Web track. I am presenting as part of the Windows Phone track. I am co-presenting on Metro as well as Building games with XNA and Windows Phone. I hope to see you there! www.remixatlanta...
  • Blog Post: Updated version of WCF Ria Services (formerly .NET Ria Services) Available

    Yesterday Microsoft published the Visual Studio 2008 and the Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 versions of WCF RIA Services. Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 3 Available to All MSDN Premium Subscribers

    Last week, Microsoft expanded availability for Expression Studio to all MSDN Premium subscribers with the release of Expression 3 on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Previously, only subscribers at the Visual Studio Team System Team Suite with MSDN Premium level have been able to download Expression Studio...
  • Blog Post: Xaml and Bing Maps – Part 2

    This is the second in a two part series (link to Part 1 ) where I cover Xaml development with Bing Maps for Enterprise. In Part 2 below, I cover building this Silverlight Application. (Sample code attached to this blog post below. Please review the code usage guidelines here .) Setup This Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Check out the New York Times API Silverlight Toolkit

    A nice blog post with links to the toolkit and background information over at the New York Times Open blog .  You can find the toolkit here created by my teammate Michael Scherotter .
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 for Mobile Announced at PDC

    If you have been wondering about Silverlight for Mobile, watch this session. The session has a few slides up front with some commentary for a few minutes but then gets straight to some great demos and details on the future of Silverlight for Mobile. To watch the Silverlight 2 for Mobile PDC online session...
  • Blog Post: HostingCon 2008

    I had an opportunity to attend HostingCon at the Navy Pier in Chicago this week. Microsoft was a Platinum Sponsor and had a pretty large booth that included an XBox 360 setup with Rock Band. The hosting community is a fun bunch of folks so it was a great time to have folks come buy, discuss some technology...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Beta 1 - Getting Started Quick Links

    Silverlight.net has most of this content and it can be found there or through web search, but to hopefully save you time here are some quick links / tips: Where to get the tools: http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/ All tutorials/HOLs/Samples need Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Runtime , Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Read on Silverlight 2.0 and WPF

    Pete Brown has a great blog post here on Silverlight 2.0 and WPF.  Pete makes some great points on what Silverlight 2.0 will bring to the table as well as mentioning what is available today with WPF. As Pete points out , writing applications in WPF does not rule out the web deployment model. ...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight + ASP.NET AJAX + WCF

    I started working on a sample that demonstrated a Silverlight 1.0 application that leveraged ASP.NET AJAX to make web service calls written using WCF but like all good developers I searched the Net first to see what I could find that was useful. What I found was a great sample (great because it is...
  • Blog Post: Excellent Example of how Silverlight Provides a Better Web Experience

    This demonstration really shows the advantages of Silverlight over plain-ole DHTML. It provides a very smooth experience when zooming and panning by leveraging Silverlight capabilities. Read about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/greg_schechter/archive/2007/08/21/silverlight-1-1-virtualearth-viewer.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Simple Media Player in Silverlight (JavaScript and C# versions)

    In my last blog post , I listed a pointer to a walkthrough to help learn Silverlight and Expression Blend located here . The walkthrough is for Silverlight 1.0, with the code in JavaScript. If you have not had a chance to play with Silverlight or Expression Blend, I highly recommend going through the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight (formerly wpf/e) announced at NAB

    I was going to post how excited I am to see a cool product name like Silverlight follow a somewhat confusing code name (wpf/e) but Brad Abrams beat me to it here :-). Here is a link to the press release for Silverlight. Jeff Wilcox highlights some key features of Silverlight here . Other links: http...
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