Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 (RC) Released!

Yes…the wait is finally over – Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 updates have been released-to-the-web (RTW)! Silverlight 3 has a bunch of new APIs and hundreds of new features in version 3 – here the major improvements: Media: GPU hardware acceleration, new codec support (H.264, AAC, MPEG-4), raw bitstream Audio/Video API, and improved logging…

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P&P Pocket Software Architecture Guides Released

The Pocket Guides in the Application Architecture Pocket Guide Series are modular, focused guides that provide overviews and prescriptive guidance for a particular topic. Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide The Agile Architecture Method Pocket Guide provides an overview and prescriptive guidance for the Agile Architecture Method. http://www.codeplex.com/AppArch/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19797 Web Application Architecture Pocket Guide The Web Architecture…

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Announcing the Fall 2008 MSDN Tiki Hut Road Show Series

http://www.dotnettikihut.com That’s right – the MSDN Tiki Hut Road Show is back for the Fall 2008 tour – and ready to unleash some cool technical presentations, demos, and code samples with a tour all over the great State of Florida.  And since we’re in Florida – why not do it in Florida Style? Wear your…

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Partner OnRamp Training: Next Generation Web Development on the Microsoft Platform

Attention Florida-based Web development partners; (2) classes are now being offered in June in the following cities:    6/19/2008 – 6/20/2008 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Miami, FL $199.00 6/23/2008 – 6/24/2008 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Jacksonville, FL $199.00  To Register, please visit: http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=9228 Overview:This two-day instructor-led depth training course provides attendees with hands-on experience…

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The Microsoft Client Continuum...from Rich Clients to Rich Internet Applications

THANKS! To everybody who attended the Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event we recently hosted at the Ft. Lauderdale Microsoft Office back on April 16th.  When you look at all the technology/deployment choices available to architects & developers these days – it’s no wonder that the topic of “What type of client to target?” becomes…

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Sounds Familiar? Developing Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 2.0

Looking for a great, concise, just-get-to-the-point, intro to programming RIA’s using Silverlight 2.0? Bob Familiar, one of my rock-star colleagues from the Northeast, has just released a 3-part “blog series” on how to develop Silverlight 2.0 applications – specifically for use in his own music site (Sounds Familiar).    You can check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bobfamiliar/archive/2008/04/04/rich-internet-applications-using-silverlight-2-0.aspx…

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