Silverlight 3 Navigation Application: New Themes and Tweaks

Corrina, head UX-designer for Silverlight,  just posted some cool new themes for the Silverlight 3 Navigation Application and, better yet, some ideas on how to tweak the ones that are out there to make them match your specific scenario.   I really love where this is going… Hopefully we will eventually get to the powerpoint like…

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Silverlight 3 Jumpstart Book

David Yack dropped by my office today and we had a good chat about the direction of Silverlight and RIA Services.   David has some great feedback for us from several real apps he has been working on.  He also dropped off a copy of his book Silverlight 3 Jumpstart.  While I haven’t read it in…

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Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 24: Stored Procedures

Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.    While many of the RIA Services examples we have shown thus far do CRUD directly against database tables, I certainly recognize that many scenarios require using stored procedures in the database to encapsulate all data access.  You can see the…

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Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 23: Azure

Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.    Azure represents a general trend in the industry towards a cloud computing model. As much as I love the development phase of projects, the operations side is often the most cost intensify part.  With economies of scale, cloud computing has…

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Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 22: Separate Solution Files

Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.  This time I take up a challenge from Mr. Wildermuth.  Shawn recently raised a very interesting issue with RIA Services development.  He works with a lot of large enterprises that need to have separate solution files for their client and…

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Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 18: Custom Linq Provider

Continuing in our discussion of Silverlight 3 and  the update to .NET RIA Services.  I have been updating  the example from my Mix09 talk “building business applications with Silverlight 3”.   RIA Services is very much an extension of the LINQ project.  Effectively you can think of RIA Services as n-tier LINQ.  As such, I thought…

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