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You can catch up on the Silverlight Firestarter videos on Channel 9 including Scott Guthrie’s keynote where he announced Silverlight 5.
And try out a set of 11 Firestarter Labs.
ACS (Azure Access Control Service) that is part of Windows Azure AppFabric recently added support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol. OAuth is an open protocol that is being developed by members of the identity community to to allow third party applications access to data without providing passwords.
The next version of Silverlight will target numerous improvements for application developers and in media improvements.
Scott Guthrie announced the next version of Silverlight at the keynote to the Firestarter Event in Redmond, WA. The entire day’s events were also streamed on the Internet.
Want to process credit cards on your Windows Azure site or from Windows Phone 7 application? Microsoft partner Accumulus provides a solution for both. CEO Gregory Kim and company President Christian Dreke describe their solution and provide a demo of how you might accept credit cards on Windows Phone 7 application. The record keeping for credit card processing is provided by Accumulus over Windows Azure.
See Credit Card Processing for Windows Phone 7 on Windows Azure on Channel 9.
First payouts for Windows Phone 7 sales will be made in the 4th week of January 2011. You can now access up-to-date download and transaction reporting information for all of your Windows Phone 7 applications and games.
When it comes to game design for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft turned to Plexipixel to design and develop a free game called Unite. The team that designed and developed the game using Silverlight shares the tips and lessons learned.
See Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 on Channel 9.
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download to MSDN subscribers -- general availability on December 9.
Now is the time to get acquainted with Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) ,a new and evolving toolkit that enables Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact deeply with Windows 7 and leverage it in your Silverlight + Windows 7 customer scenarios.
Three new training courses from MSDEV show you how you can diagnosis your service and perform troubleshooting, show you how to use the new lightweight data manager for SQL Azure, and how to get started using Sync Framework with SQL Azure.
See Plexipixel Creates HTML 5 Animations Online with Okapi.
The 19th annual Microsoft Tech·Ed North America conference provides developers and IT professionals the most comprehensive technical education across the Microsoft current and soon-to-released suite of products, solutions and services. Sign up before December 31 and receive a $300 discount.
Our four day event (May 16 - 19) is in Atlanta, Georgia.