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Silverlight for Developers

Pete Brown - 30 January 2008

Microsoft is presenting Silverlight for Developers in Reston tonight and in DC tomorrow night. Microsoft DPE will deliver some great content, and I've been asked to give some real-world experience closing remarks at both events. Hope to see you there!

Event Overview (shamelessly lifted from the registration site)


Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Windows , Mac OS, and Linux coming soon.

Who Should Attend

Architects, Developers, and anyone who would like to learn how to take their AJAX applications to the next level .

What you will learn

  • The benefits of Silverlight from a developer perspective
  • How to build Silverlight 1.0 applications using JavaScript & AJAX programming NOW
  • How UI designers and developers can collaborate using the same codebase, but with role specific tools
  • How Silverlight 2.0 (the next version) brings a subset of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) & .NET Framework cross platform / cross browser
  • Fundamentals of building Silverlight 2.0 applications using C# & the .NET Framework
  • How the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions make building Silverlight solutions easier (Think cross platform video by simply dragging/dropping a control + pointing to a video file)

Pete Brown, from Applied Information Sciences (AIS), will be closing the dinner by sharing his experiences & lessons learned from building a production Silverlight application.

Note: This will be a developer-centric talk with a heavy focus on code demos.



Registration Link



Wed. Jan. 30th (6:00-8:00PM)



Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center

12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190



Thu. Jan. 31st




Microsoft Office

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20015

(Metro Red Line Stops below building)


posted by Pete Brown on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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