Silverlight 4 Business Application Course

The Silverlight 4 business application training course is a set of videos and labs divided into eight modules for learning about building business applications with Silverlight. The primary focus of the training course is to learn about the new features in Silverlight 4. Existing preliminary material is gathered together to go over the features that…

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Moonlight 3 Preview 6

Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its sixth preview release of Moonlight 3. I don’t announce every release that they do because the team has a very short development cycle; the last announcement I did was for the first preview release of Moonlight 3 and that was less than three months ago. The…

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WCF RIA Services Release Candidate 2

Late last week a second release candidate for WCF RIA Services was released. RIA Services are an application design pattern that lives between ASP.NET and Silverlight in a multi-tier architecture. Inside RIA Services you can host application logic for data access control, queries, and other data operations. Integration with Silverlight components and controls allows for…

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Ten 2010 Services Videos

Ten talks of interest for web service developers from the recent TechDays 2010 and DevDays 2010 conferences. I’ve pulled out the videos on WCF, WCF service development, and web service development with Silverlight that you might be interested in. What’s New in WCF4 Learn about new features in WCF4, such as configuration-less services, service discovery,…

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Silverlight 4 Launch Event

The Silverlight 4 launch event at the DevConnections conference will be taking place today. Starting off later this morning at 8 AM is the keynote address by Scott Guthrie. A link to stream the keynote presentation isn’t available yet but will be on the Silverlight site prior to the start. Additional interviews and videos will…

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WCF RIA Services Release Candidate

Together with the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate comes the WCF RIA Services Release Candidate. RIA Services are an application design pattern that lives between ASP.NET and Silverlight in a multi-tier architecture. Inside RIA Services you can host application logic for data access control, queries, and other data operations. Integration with Silverlight components and controls allows…

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Silverlight 4 Release Candidate

At the MIX10 conference last week was the announcement that the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate was now available for download. You’ll need Visual Studio 2010 to use the developer tools for Silverlight 4. Silverlight 4 Windows Runtime Silverlight 4 Mac Runtime Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes the developer runtime and SDK Breaking…

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MEF Preview 9

Here’s the post that was supposed to appear last Friday. The Managed Extensibility Framework makes it easier to create and reuse extensible applications by providing a standardized model for discovering and composing application plugins. This allows you to get an off the shelf component model without having to build the infrastructure yourself as part of…

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Moonlight 3 Preview

Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its first preview release of Moonlight 3. You may recall that in the recent Moonlight 2 release they shipped both their equivalent of Silverlight 2 as well as a number of features from Silverlight 3 (such as out of browser support). This preview of Moonlight 3 focuses…

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Domain Services with WCF RIA Services Introduction

Early documentation is available of a walkthrough for building a domain service using WCF RIA services. A domain service uses application logic running on the server to provide data validation and access control in a way that integrates the service with clients such as Silverlight. This walkthrough demonstrates building a service using ASP.NET data sources…

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