I had the pleasure of speaking at Tech Ed Atlanta last week.
While there, I also spoke at the Atlanta Silverlight User Group.
The week prior, I also got to speak at the Hampton Roads .NET User
Group in Virginia Beach, VA. I had a great time at of them, and met
some great developers interested in Silverlight and WPF.
Here are the materials from those events
DEV331 (and DEV331-R) A Lap around Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta
(also from HRNUG and Atlanta Silverlight UG)
Come see what's new and exciting with the Silverlight 5 beta.
Learn about features for business application development,
visualization and casual gaming. In this demo- and code-focused
developer session, we hit the major new features in Silverlight 5,
and get you well on your way to being productive with the latest
release of Silverlight.
DEV321 Advanced Microsoft Expression Blend for Developers:
Integrating MVVM and Designability
Want to learn how to build great UX and still use development
patterns such as Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM)? This session shows
how to take advantage of design time data, visual states, and
animations in Blend while using common patterns such as Service
Providers, Single Responsibility, commanding, user interactions,
and messaging when developing using the MVVM pattern to build
Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Phone applications. This session
highlights the advantages of MVVM and shows where using MVVM
enables a great workflow giving you the most freedom and best
chance of delivering a great UX.
DEV337 Moving your App and Skills from Windows Forms to
Microsoft Silverlight (and WPF)
Let's tackle moving a Windows Forms application to Silverlight.
We cover the differences between the platforms and overall
approaches, look at what is successful, and then run through an
application migration using a data-oriented Windows Forms
application. At the end of this session, you'll have seen a Windows
Forms app moved to Silverlight, have seen the decision points for
choosing between Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation
(WPF), and will understand what you need to do to get started
porting your Windows Forms knowledge and applications to XAML-based
What you can do with these
I hope you learn something valuable from each of these talks.
You are also free to use my slide decks and demos in your own
presentations at local, corporate and regional events (if you are
going to submit to a national event or speak in the mid-atlantic
area using these, let me know to make sure I'm not trying for the
same thing). Of course, you'll want to mix them up a bit and add
your own flavor to them, but I hope these help get you started. The
videos are not my property, so check with Channel 9 if you intend
to use them for something.
That said, what you use, you use at your own risk. I don't make
any guarantees as to fitness of the demos, decks, or other
information as you may present to others.