TechDays 2011: Developer Tools, Languages, Frameworks & awesomeness

I can’t believe that TechDays is already there. In 3 weeks, we will be in Toronto (October 25-26) to start the tour. After Toronto, we will go in Vancouver (November 15-16) and Montreal (November 29-30) to give you a full two days of awesoness around the technology you love. This week, you’ll see one blog…


Colin Melia on SilverLight 5

There was much talk about Silverlight 5 during this year’s DevTeach in Montreal. Last week, Susan (@HockeyGeekGirl) posted her DevTeach conversation with Laurent Duveau (@LaurentDuveau) about how Silverlight 5 takes DataTemplate to the next level with implicit data templates.  Colin Melia was also talking about Silverlight 5 at DevTeach, with a demo during the conference…


Silverlight 5 Takes DataTemplate to the Next Level with Implicit Data Templates

I recently attended DevTeach in Montreal, where I saw lots of great sessions and speakers! One of which was Laurent Duveau (@LaurentDuveau), Laurent is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Silverlight Most Valuable Professional. He loves web technologies and currently focuses on Silverlight, RIA/Touch and Windows Phone apps. You may have seen him presenting at…

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Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL)

If you’re building an application for the Windows platform, you’re probably aware of the new capabilities of Windows 7. Features like the new Windows Taskbar with Jump Lists, the Windows Sensor and Location platform, and, of course, support for rich user interactions through touch – these are just a few of the awesome capabilities of…


HTML and Silverlight are Friends with Benefits

For those of you who are still wondering about where Silverlight stands in the face of Microsoft’s increasing support for HTML5, I point you to this video which I recorded earlier this year: HTML5 and RIAs: Friends with Benefits. Bow-chicka-wah-wah!!! This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

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Bob Muglia: PDC and Silverlight

This article was written by Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools division at Microsoft. It was posted on the Silverlight Team’s blog, and I’m reposting it here verbatim. Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight (with both live and…

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Silverlight Firestarter: Thursday, December 2, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, come join developers from around the world for a one-day, live-streamed event focused on lighting up your skills on Silverlight. The Silverlight Firestarter is a FREE online event that brings together some of the top minds on Silverlight to share their insights on Silverlight, answer your questions and deepen your knowledge…


Scenes from TechDays Vancouver, Part 4: Go DevMENTAL

What is Go DevMENTAL? Since TechDays – Microsoft Canada’s cross-country developer and IT pro conference visiting 8 cities across Canada this fall – is a two-day event, we’ve got the venues for the entire 48-hour period, including evenings. Rather than have the session rooms (which are already set up for an audience, complete with A/V…

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Get “Silverlight 4 in Action” for Half Price!

Today only (Friday, September 10, 2010), you can get either a PDF or dead-tree edition of Silverlight 4 in Action for half price! Just enter the discount code dotd0910 in the promotional code box when you check out at Manning Publications’ online store. Here’s the publisher’s description of the book: Silverlight gives you entirely new…

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