Presentations given in Irvine and Riverside, CA - here's the deck and links for more information about Visual Studio 2008 enhancements for web developers, Astoria data services, and Silverlight and AJAX working together in custom controls.

 

 

Some good Entity Framework and Astoria reference links

http://blogs.msdn.com/erickt/archive/2007/05/03/entity-framework-for-dbas.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/astoriateam/archive/2007/08/31/compatibility-heads-up-prototype-production-code.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/astoriateam/archive/2007/09/09/design-feedback-requested.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/astoriateam/archive/2007/09/21/uri-format-part-1-addressing-resources-using-uri-path-segments.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/astoriateam/archive/2007/09/27/astoria-data-sources-and-system-layering.aspx

Silverlight

Core Silverlight area
www.Silverlight.net
Game in 1.0- shows Javascript, custom controls, communicating with web service, more http://www.codeproject.com/silverlight/SilverlightGame.asp
Silverlight 1.1 development example - complete - controls, javascript, web service, downloader class, work-around for cross-domain data calls, more
http://www.codeproject.com/silverlight/SLFun.asp
Calling WCF service from Silverlight
http://msmvps.com/blogs/luisabreu/archive/2007/06/12/calling-a-wcf-service-from-your-silverlight-application.aspx
XAML control example source code
http://quickstarts.asp.net/Futures/Silverlight/xaml.aspx
Media control example source code
http://quickstarts.asp.net/Futures/Silverlight/media.aspx
Video Control - using Silverlight and LINQ
http://www.vertigo.com/videoshow.aspx
Silverlight error codes explained
http://exdream.no-ip.info/blog/2007/07/20/SilverlightErrorCodesExplained.aspx
IIS config for Silverlight hosting
http://silverlight.net/forums/t/479.aspx
Media Encoding - webinar on 12/4:
http://blogs.msdn.com/synergist/archive/2007/11/27/silverlight-media-encoding-q-a-with-ben-waggoner.aspx

Explanation of custom 'Slide Show' dynamic XAML control, interacting with custom javascript
http://www.nikhilk.net/Entry.aspx?id=163