Some Great New Mix09 Sessions Posted

We recently got some great new Mix09 sessions posted.   Here are a few that I think are cool as they directly relate to what my team is doing.. if you can make to Vegas, please come by.. if you can’t, don’t worry all the sessions will be on line!


In T40F, I am toying with the idea of doing an all-demo-no-slide talk where I walk through end-to-end building a data-centric Silverlight application.. I’d like to show everything from access data out of a data base, to application logic that spans tiers, to UI navigation, data visualizations, validation, sorting, paging, filtering, grouping of data, etc.    What do you think? 


In T41F, Nikhil will do a deeper dive into the some of the technology that I use in my talk.  You will get a good sense for how this really works and what the successful RIA application patterns are for ASP.NET, AJAX and Silverlight.  Here is his own post on the subhect.


In C21F, Corrina who is the lead designer for Silverlight will talk about some UX patterns that are common for business applications.  Corrina is responsible for the look, feel and overall UX of the controls in SL3 and she will show you the best application patterns to use and why.  This is a great talk for both designers as well as developers that want to know how to get the most out of the platform.


In T69M – Ward, from IdeaBlade will show how to fully leverage Silverlight for business applications.  He has been working with early bits for a while and has some great ideas to share.


In T15F, Shawn will talk about the really impressive set of controls we have for SL3 and how to use them to build great applications! This is an important talk to go to in order to make sure you have all the tools in your tool belt.


I am also very excited about T47F and T36F as these sessions will highlighted some shared work we have done across the platform to make it much easier to build business applications and services with a common pattern. 


See the full Mix 09 Session list..



MIX09-T40F Building Amazing Business Centric Applications with Microsoft Silverlight 3

Wednesday March 18 |2:15 PM-3:30 PM | Lando 4204

By: Brad Abrams  Tags: Silverlight

This will be a great Silverlight session, but we won't be able to release any details until after MIX09 Keynotes. Check this abstract after MIX09 Keynotes for a complete session description.


MIX09-T41F Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET

Wednesday March 18 |4:00 PM-5:15 PM | Lando 4204

By: Nikhil Kothari  Tags: Silverlight

This will be a great Silverlight session, but we won't be able to release any details until after MIX09 Keynotes. Check this abstract after MIX09 Keynotes for a complete session description.


MIX09-C21F User Experience Design Patterns for Business Applications with Microsoft Silverlight 3

Thursday March 19 |4:15 PM-5:30 PM | Delfino 4101

By: Corrina Black  Tags: Silverlight

Come hear how creating great user experiences for business applications can result in both improved productivity and significant support cost savings. Learn how to use proven user experience patterns in cost effective ways with Silverlight 3, including rich data display, data input and advanced data validation, and application navigation.


MIX09-T69M Microsoft Silverlight Is Ready for Business

Thursday March 19 |4:40 PM-5:00 PM | San Polo 3401

By: Ward Bell  Tags: Silverlight

Come learn how to build a Silverlight business application today with the new UI features including DataGrid, DataForm, validation and navigation. Also see an example of how to connect to services using a LINQ enabled, Entity Framework-backed, data management solution.


MIX09-T15F High-Speed RIA Development with the Microsoft Silverlight Toolkit

Friday March 20 |12:30 PM-1:45 PM | San Polo 3504

By: Shawn Oster  Tags: Silverlight

Come learn how the Silverlight Toolkit can help jumpstart development of stunning Web experiences, and learn how to use the latest controls to create more immersive, more manageable user experiences.. Using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend, explore advanced debugging and unit testing techniques for building components that work across Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).


MIX09-T47F Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 Data Access: Patterns for Success with Web Forms

Friday March 20 |9:00 AM-10:15 AM | Delfino 4001

By: David Ebbo  Tags: ASP.NET

Come learn about some cool new data access features for ASP.NET 4.0 Web Forms and beyond. Hear how a new Domain Data Source makes it easy to cleanly change your application's architecture from 2-tier to 3-tier and how a new query block lets you unleash the power of LINQ. Also hear about new Dynamic Data features like richer support for LINQ to Entities as well as how to use the ASP.NET data stack to target Windows Azure.


MIX09-T36F Modeling RESTful Data Services: Present and Future

Friday March 20 |12:30 PM-1:45 PM | Lando 4204

By: Pablo Castro  Tags: REST

Learn how use ADO.NET Data Services framework to approach the modeling of application behavior in terms that match the architectural style proposed by REST. Hear how to address common application needs such as authentication and authorization, and hear about the future direction of ADO.NET Data Services framework upcoming features.


Comments (11)

  1. JIm Evans says:

    Brad –

    Love your idea – especially TF04 no slides end to end building Silverlight app. Wish I could be there – definately looking foreward to watching.


  2. What's New says:

    We recently got some great new Mix09 sessions posted. Here are a few that I think are cool as they directly

  3. Wei says:

    Hi Brad,

    I didn’t attend Mix09. Am I able to view the sessions posted on line? It looks like login is needed?



  4. Jeff Wilcox says:


    Your slideless demos are always a riot – especially the only slide you have introducing the talk, typically in notepad.exe =)

    These sessions look great.  

  5. Bob Thomson says:


    Looking forward to it – I’d go for the all demo no slides approach, I much prefer it and it shows how quickly you can leverage the tools and platform to build reasonably complex applications.

    Got a few new colaab features up my sleeve to show you – full on DeepZoom integration being one of them!

    Would be great to hook up again if you’re available.



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  9. Greg says:

    T40F – Great idea. A couple of weeks ago I emailed my regional tech evangilist and asked why in the MIX sessions all the Silverlight "stuff" was non-business application based. I asked – Is Microsoft missing the boat on this technology. I want to build real business applications – not web sites – with SilverLight. I just want to deliver them via a nearly universal browser mechanism – with a rich UI.

    Hope you do the session. Thanks.

  10. Balachander says:

    T40F- Great idea but where do we get to see it as I’m not attending MIX-09.

    Can you provide a link??

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