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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.
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Join us on December 2, either in-person on campus, or online via
our live streaming, for the Silverlight Firestarter 2010!
This will be an awesome Silverlight-focused event. From my team,
I'm sending the always-excellent Jesse Liberty. We also have Tim Heuer from the
product team, John Papa and Jaime Rodriguez from evangelism, MVPs
and more. That's a full day of Silverlight trainin...
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, a...
If you are in the greater NYC area, don't miss this month's Microsoft Silverlight Firestarter. It's all happening Saturday January 26thI did the keynote and expression sessions at the Philly firestarter and had a blast. The speakers for the NYC one look to be a great lineup, so you know it will be good. While I won't be able to make it up to this one, I donated my slide decks, s...
You may have noticed that I stopped putting Silverlight 1.1 code out on my blog and stopped talking about 1.1 at local events. I even keynoted the Silverlight FireStarter back in December and barely mentioned 1.1 in the process (I think it rated one slide). There are a few reasons for that:1. 1.0 code is far more stable. It's not an alpha or even a beta, it's production. Silverlight 1.1...
Microsoft Expression Encoder includes a number of attractive templates for creating quick media players for video and audio run through Encoder. A side effect of that is that you get access to unmanaged Silverlight source for some slick media players. However, that source could be hard to follow until now, and there was no guidance for creating your own templates.The debug version of the base p...
Despite attempts by weathermen to scare off attendees with talk of snow and ice, the Malvern Firestarter event was a great success. Illustrating the interest in Silverlight, the event filled two rooms even though an equally interesting XNA and Robotics studio event was going on just down the hallI had the honor of delivering the keynote and the Expression Encoder / Design / Blend session for th...
The Philly Silverlight Firestarter is coming up soon.Here's some recent traffic on it from Tim Heuer and Dani Diaz.I encourage you to register if you haven't already. It's going to be a fun day, and I feel honored and excited to be able to kick it off with Peter, Dani and friends.December 15, 2007 8:30am at the Microsoft office in Malvern, PA.