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  • Blog Post: Get Started with Silverlight 5

    Silverlight 5 has just been released. You can download the developer runtime (32-bit or 64-bit), Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio including the SDK and Silverlight toolkit here and start creating Silverlight 5 applications. There are many online learning resources of Silverlight. You can find some...
  • Blog Post: Free Service for Viewing and Sharing High-Resolution Imagery

    While doing a quick research on a SharePoint 2010 topic, I came across the free service and wanted to share it with you all. Try it! http://zoom.it
  • Blog Post: Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: MIX11 Recap - April 27, 2011

    REGISTER TODAY! Event Location: Microsoft Corporation 12012 Sunset Hills Road Rooms 2004, 2006, 2008 Reston, VA 20190 (703) 673-7600 Silverlight 5. HTML5. IE9. Windows Phone 7 -- A lot of great things will come out of the MIX11 conference. If you couldn’t make the MIX11 conference this year, then come...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 Available for Download

    http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com/   Note: The toolkit relies on the Windows Azure , Windows Phone and ASP.NET MVC 2 project types. Therefore, to run the sample solution and create projects from the project templates, you will need to have either Visual Studio 2010 Professional (or higher) installed...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector Developer Dinner Video Recordings: March 16 2011 Update

    You can view the recordings of our developer dinner events below. We will update the links as we continue to publish the video recordings and make them available.   February 2011 Take your SharePoint solutions to the cloud, Vishwas Lele <video coming soon> Download presentations here ...
  • Blog Post: Developer Dinner Event on Dec. 15, 2010 at Reston MTC

    Just a reminder that the developer dinner event is scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Microsoft Reston MTC. The agenda is as follows: Introduction to Siverlight 5 Unit Testing with Microsoft Pex and Moles Also, Marc Schweigert will share his first-hand experience with building and publishing a...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Silverlight Starts Now: Firestarter Event on December 2, 2010

    Interested to find out the latest on Silverlight from Microsoft? Sign up the December 2 Firestarter if you are interested to attend it at Redmond WA or watch it online. Scott Guthrie will provide an update on the future of Silverlight in the keynote.  
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Commitments to Silverlight and HTML5

    Chances are that you’ve seen Bob Muglia’s blog post that provides clarifications on one comment he made during the PDC 2010 conference on Silverlight . Below is an excerpt: The purpose of Silverlight has never been to replace HTML, but rather to do the things that HTML (and other technologies) can’t...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches Silverlight PivotViewer

    Microsoft launches Silverlight PivotViewer – a new control that makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative and fun. Developers and designers can use Silverlight PivotViewer to build collections and embed them on their websites. · Silverlight PivotViewer...
  • Blog Post: Handy Tools Complimentary to Deep Zoom Composer

    Deep Zoom Composer is a tool that allows the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3 and higher version. While the tool provides the user interface to compose an image with one or more images, it is often desirable to complete the same task with a scheduled task (without...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Silverlight 4 Training Course

    The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper that explains all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. It is available for download here . - The business applications course...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Release Now available!

    The wait is over. You can download it now at http://www.silverlight.net/ Start Learning Silverlight Watch the Getting Started Video Tim Heuer introduces the concepts and tools needed to get started with Silverlight development from a developers perspective. (13:02) Read Tim Heuer's 8-part blog series...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Launch Event

    Live streaming from the DevConnections Silverlight 4 launch, April 13. Watch Scott Guthrie's keynote plus interviews with Scott and members of the Microsoft Silverlight and Expression teams. 8:00 - 9:15 AM: Scott Guthrie's Keynote 9:15 - 4:00 PM: Channel 9 Live
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft MIX10 Live Keynotes March 15 & 16

    Join us to learn what’s new with Microsoft’s web platform and development tools such as Visual Studio 2010, Expression and Silverlight 4, and get the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series!
  • Blog Post: Enabling Silverlight 4 on Visual Studio 2010 RC

    VS2010 RC does not support developing Silverlight 4 applications. You can find more detail from Tim Heuer’s blog post . However, for some of us who would like to create and run SL 4 demos on the same machine where VS2010 RC is installed, enabling SL 4 on VS2010 RC is more than just interesting. Andrew...
  • Blog Post: Watch Olympic Winter Games 2010 at nbcolympics.com

    NBC Universal will present more than 835 hours of Vancouver Olympic Winter Games coverage - representing the most total hours ever for a Winter Olympics, more than the last two Winter Olympics combined, and the most live hours ever for a Winter Games. The Vancouver Games, which will be the first Winter...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with multi-touch development in Silverlight 3, using Windows 7 and an iPod

    In a recent blog post Chris Klug discusses how he created a Silverlight 3 multitouch application on Windows 7 that communicates with an iPhone application called OScemote . Pretty interesting stuff. To see how an iPhone may be used as a controller for a Silverlight app on Windows 7, or how a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4

    Brad Abrams at Microsoft has a great blog post that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a line of business application using Silverlight 4 and RIA Services with Visual Studio 2010. You can find the source code and watch his PDC09 presentation on demand here .
  • Blog Post: Adding Microsoft Bing Maps to your Web Applications

    The Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 has just been released. You can now use Microsoft Bing Maps in your web application in three different methods. However, before you get started,  you need to download the Silverlight Control SDK and create a Bing Maps Key to authenticate your application. To...
  • Blog Post: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3

    October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Title: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Presenter: Tim Heuer Abstract: Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step...
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