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Silverlight 2 Firestarter Event this Weekend – Malvern, PA

Pete Brown - 20 February 2009

I’ll be presenting two sessions (communications and biz apps) at the Silverlight 2 firestarter in Malvern PA this weekend. If you want to learn how to build Silverlight 2 applications now, and be prepared for what’s coming with Silverlight 3, I encourage you to attend this full-day event.

Here’s the skinny:

Silverlight 2 Firestarter

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow.

Come on out for a full day of learning about Silverlight at our Silverlight 2.0 Firestarter.  We’ll start out with an overview of the technology and dig deeper as the day goes on.  By the time you leave, you’ll be ready to crack open the tools on your own machine and fire up your own web applications with Silverlight!



8:30 – 9:00


Introduction and overview of the Silverlight 2 platform.

9:00 – 10:00

XAML Basics

What is this funny mark-up language?

10:15 – 11:30

The Tools

Get the skinny on what you need to start your work.  A look at designer & developer tools that work together.  Coverage of Expression Blend 2.5 & Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008

11:45 -1:00

Working Lunch \

Silverlight with SharePoint

Learn the ins and outs of hosting Siverlight applications in SharePoint

1:00 – 2:15

Server Communication

Silverlight 2 communications and business application features. Communication including WCF, REST and other mechanisms. What it takes to build a business application in Silverlight 2 today.

2:30 – 3:45

Line of Business Applications with Silverlight

Part 2

The future of Silverlight business application development.

4:00 – 5:00

Architecting Rich Internet Applications (RIA)

Design patterns and best practices that will mitigate risk and improve quality when building RIAs, and we will look at some examples of RIAs that are leading the way in design and functionality.

5:00 – 5:30

Wrap-Up and Raffle

Lots of books + a Zune


Great Valley Corporate Center
45 Liberty Boulevard Suite 210 Malvern Pennsylvania 19355
United States

February 21th, 2009

8:00 AM– 5:30 PM

Click here to register or call 877.673.8368 with event ID 1032402421

posted by Pete Brown on Friday, February 20, 2009
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