Next week I will be in New York City meeting customers and I will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop  at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio.  I've put together an ambitious agenda but I hope to hit each of these topics with examples and demonstrations using both Expression Studio and Visual Studio.  Since I work with Media and Communications companies, there will be a slight bent towards scenarios involving online publishing and media:

  • Overview of Silverlight & WPF
  • Designer developer workflow using XAML
  • Using Expression Studio to craft Silverlight and WPF User Experiences
  • Styling and Skinning
  • Data Binding
  • Using Visual Studio to hook up Silverlight on the front end to services & Windows Live on the back end and in the cloud
  • IE8 and Silverlight
  • Web Analytics and SEO for Silverlight

If you're a designer or a developer or somewhere in between and this looks like something that you're interested in, please contact me ASAP (include your name, email, company, and role) because I still have some space available.  Here are the logistics:

What: Silverlight and WPF
Where: Microsoft, 6th Floor,
1290 6th Avenue @ 52nd Street
New York, NY
When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
How: Bring a Notebook computer, I'll supply the coffee.
Why: You want to learn how to get started (or get better acquainted with) WPF and Silverlight


For those wanting a full-day Silverlight 2 workshop in New York City as well, take a look the Silverlight Fire Starter on September 13 (Saturday).