Quick tip (link): Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack released

The Patterns & Practices team has released Silverlight Integration Pack for the Microsoft Enterprise Library. What is it and what’s inside? Enterprise Library application blocks are a very popular download for enterprise developers, providing guidance and reusable components. The Silverlight Integration Pack contains a set of building blocks focusing on Line-of-business (LOB) Silverlight applications, porting…

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Quick tip [link]: Expression Encoder 4 SP1 released

Expression Encoder team has released a service pack to Expression Encoder 4 Pro. One feature that stands out is the support for NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated GPUs. This accelerates the encoding process and increases the number of live streams your PC can handle and allows you to get more streams into your broadcast. There is a series…

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Quick tip [link]: Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight

As has just been announced on the official Silverlight Team Blog, Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) have just been released. What are the native extensions? Native Extensions for Silverlight is a toolkit that contains a set of Silverlight libraries that enable Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact with cool Windows 7 features. The…

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Silverlight 4 named Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform by InfoWorld

Some great news to share. Yesterday InfoWorld published “InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Awards” in which Silverlight 4 has been named as the “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”. As InfoWorld writes (excerpt), see full slide here: “… Right now, we favor Silverlight. In the two categories most important to decision makers — developer…

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Silverlight 5 features, firestarter keynote and sessions resources

Last week folks from all around the world attended the online or in-person keynote during the Silverlight Firestarter event in Redmond. Scott Guthrie did the opening keynote in which Silverlight 5 was shown to the public for the first time. The rest of the Firestarter event were in-depth sessions about the current version of Silverlight….

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See the next version of Silverlight – live streaming event on December 2, 2010

During the Silverlight Firestarter event on December 2nd 2010, Scott Guthrie is set to deliver the opening keynote and show you the future of Siverlight. That’s right, the next version of Silverlight! For Belgium, book your time to watch the keynote on December 2nd at 6PM. Register online and see Silverlight vNext in action. In-dept…

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IIS Media Services 4.0 released, support for multiple devices

Earlier this week, the media team released Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 4.0. As Chris Knowlton blogs, this latest release brings quite a number of new features, including low-latency delivery and support for multiple devices. Quoting from Chris’ post: One Encoding Format, One Server, Many Devices – including iPhone Using the same live H.264…

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Quick tip [link]: WCF RIA Services SP1 and WCF RIA Services Toolkit October 2010

Yesterday WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta along with WCF RIA Services October toolkit were released. Notable updates, read the details on the blog post below: Improved Business Application Template Support for Complex Objects Shared Entities across multiple DomainServices Localization in 10 languages including French (no Dutch though) With WCF RIA Services Toolkit: Domain service…

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Quick tip [link]: the PerformanceProgressBar (Windows Phone 7)

The ProgressBar control available in Windows Phone 7 has a poor performance when in ‘indeterminate’ state. Jeff Wilcox, a developer on the Silverlight team has created a new template you can apply to the built-in control: the PerformanceProgressBar. This new template does not change the control’s usage but makes it much more performing by offloading…

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Silverlight Media Framework 2.2 released with Windows Phone 7 Support

Silverlight Media Framework (SMF) is an open source framework that allows developers to build great custom media players for IIS Smooth Streaming delivery. SMF has been around for some time and now with version 2.2 the download provides full support implementing high-end video experiences for Windows Phone 7 applications. SMF is built on a proven…

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