MSDN Winter 2011 East Coast Tour – Light up your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 – dates in Tampa and Miami

Light up your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7

Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications. Together, you have the power to build smart, visually stunning applications that truly light up. Want to learn how to take advantage of your desktop OS using Silverlight? Want to learn some Silverlight programming techniques? Want to dialog about some Silverlight Futures? Join us for a full day of Silverlight with a special emphasis on out-of-the-browser applications.

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Session One – Silverlight on Windows Fundamentals
Get an introduction to the basics of working with Silverlight. We’ll cover how to create and lay out a user interface using XAML, and examine the rich control set for building applications. Then we’ll look at coding with C# and Visual Basic, as well as the cool things you can do without writing code using features like behaviors and data binding. Finally we’ll look at how to continue your learning with an orientation to the numerous resources available today for learning more Silverlight.

Session Two – Empowering Line of Business (LOB) Applications on Windows
Line of Business Applications (LOB) are all about adding value to the business and helping it run at full capacity. In this session you will learn how to take LOBs to the next level. We will discuss full trust, out of browser scenarios, SharePoint integration, RIA Services and more. We will also discuss the basics of the MVVM pattern that will simplify the way you develop applications today. After this session you will have all the tools you need to make your Line of business applications stand out on Windows.

Session Three – Creating Interactive Windows applications using Media and Touch
You’re a developer, not a designer, but in recent years the media side of development is getting more intense. How can you keep up? A basic understanding of Expression Blend, Silverlight 4 and Microsoft Pivot, which you’ll have by the end of this session, will get you farther along this path than you thought possible. Start leveraging the power of Multi-Touch, Video and Data Visualization to create engaging experiences that will light up on Windows.

Session Four - Building RAD Silverlight Applications using LightSwitch
Visual Studio LightSwitch is a new development tool (currently in beta) for building business applications. LightSwitch simplifies the development process, letting you concentrate on the business logic and doing much of the remaining work for you. By using LightSwitch, an application can be designed, built, tested, and in your user’s hands quickly. Come explore LightSwitch for forms-over-data applications in a rapid application development fashion.

Session Five - Light up your Silverlight Apps for Win7 using Native Extensions
Learn about a new toolkit called Native Extensions for Silverlight (NESL) , which provides Silverlight friendly hooks to a number of native Windows 7 features you can use in your Silverlight applications. The libraries make it significantly easier to leverage Windows 7 from Silverlight. The libs also help with lighting up a Silverlight application with a minimum of effort for Windows 7 with items like jumplists and icon overlays. Learn “how-to” with special rigging-it-up sessions on video capture, speech, and Win7 features like jump lists, icon overlays, taskbar progress and more!

Session Six – Silverlight Futures
This session will highlight the compelling features coming in Silverlight 5. With tighter integration with Windows APIs, full trust operations, XAML debugging, and support for a 64 bit browsers, you’ll see how Silverlight continues to be the dominating platform for building rich Internet and Windows applications.

Locations and Dates

New York, NY
Microsoft NYC
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Iselin, NJ
Microsoft Iselin
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Malvern, PA
Microsoft Malvern
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Chevy Chase, MD
Microsoft DC
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Atlanta, GA
Microsoft Atlanta / Alpharetta
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Waltham, MA
Microsoft Waltham
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Tampa, FL
Microsoft Tampa
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Rochester, NY
RIT Conference Center
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Miami, FL
University of Miami
Newman Alumni Center
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Comments (6)

  1. Catto says:


    Sounds great! Silverlight @ The U.  (Miami)

    Thx 4 the info,


  2. jhealy says:

    catto, post social out at north bay village maybe?

  3. Marsee Henon, O'Reilly Media says:

    Hey there, can we offer some books to give away at these events from Microsoft Press and O'Reilly Media?

    Marsee at oreilly dot com

  4. Joe Healy says:

    Hey Marsee, absolutely.  Just send me an email at jhealy at microsoft dot com and I'll line you up with our marketing folks who can help coordinate!   Much appreciated.

  5. ozz says:

    i just now got the email and the event is already full in Tampa

  6. Dave says:

    Is any of this going to be available as a recording?


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