MVP Summit 2008


The 2008 MVP Summit started today. I hope everyone has been enjoying the sessions so far! I am really looking forward to chatting with all my MVPs tomorrow. The MVP summit has always been one of my favourite conference, because all the MVPs are under Microsoft NDAs so we get share and get feedback on brand new plans and technologies that are still "Microsoft Confidential". (Another good thing about it is that I get to go home and sleep in my own bed! 🙂 )

This year, I owned coordinating the "CAD and RIA" track, and we have some awesome sessions lined up, and tomorrow is an exciting day for the "CAD & RIA" MVPs.

First off, we have a keynote by ScottGu to kick off the day. Next we have a bunch of sessions that has lots of brand new content. (i.e. this is not a MIX re-run or a TechEd preview) After a long day of sessions, we end the day with the "CAD & RIA" product group dinner.

This year, we're doing a combined dinner with the ASP.NET MVPs and product group members across WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms and ASP.NET (like Scott Guthrie, Brad Abrams, Pat Helland and myself just to name a few!) will be hanging out with our MVPs to learn about what they've been up to.

For those of you who'd like to chat about Silverlight controls with me, I'll be spending my entire day at MSCC / Hood tomorrow where all the CAD & RIA sessions are being held. I will be there to answer any questions from MVPs and help connect them to the right Microsoft folks (I am the official Product group person assigned to the "CAD & RIA" MVPs on Tuesday, and TedHu will be there on Wednesday.) I am also doing a session with Karen Corby on the Silverlight controls and will share with you our latest plans and what changes you can expect to see in Silverlight RTW!

So if any MVPs out there would like to learn more about our controls, want to give us feedback or just to chat. You know where to find me! 🙂

Oh and if you are not an MVP and wish you could come to our MVP summit, there is always next year, but first you'll need to be a MVP. For more information, check it out here. MVP is not an easy Microsoft "award" to get, but it is well worth it!

Comments (3)

  1. You’ve done a great job on the CAD and RIA track! The sessions I’ve seen so far have been really informative and interesting (and yeah, it sure isn’t REMIX).

    Looking forward to the next sessions.

    PS: I’ll catch-up with you on how to become a Silverlight insider.


    Jonas Follesø

  2. Das says:

    Hi Kathy,

    got a question about using the Silverlight control, <asp:silverlight>

    I have hundreds of Xaml files. The list will grow bigger each day. I have a webpage, where I will list the thumbnail images (of each Xaml). When clicking on the thumbnail, I will change the source of the Silverlight control to corresponding Xaml file.

    some of the Xaml file is not rendering in Silverlight control. I thought any Xaml file will render in Silverlight control.

    I did post this question at silverlight forums:

    so far, I have not gotten any favourable solution. Can you please help?

    Thanks for your time,


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