Feedback Req: Do you need to know the list of released runtime build numbers?

Hi All, I’ve noticed a few occasions where developers have wanted to know what Version of Silverlight is installed on the end users computer when they arrive at a site. There are a number of ways you can approach that question that will yield a response, namely in non-IE browsers tapping into the navigator.plugins["Silverlight Plug-In"].description…

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A tip on learning Silverlight. Throw away your code

You can stare at that blinking cursor inside Visual Studio all you want, it’s not going to give you an immediate insight into how you should architect your Silverlight solution so that it can be reusable and scale. It’s not that you’re an idiot or aren’t good at programming, it’s just that you are trying…

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Reality Check: How did you adopt Silverlight?

As most would imagine, here at Microsoft we are constantly researching various ways folks adopt Silverlight and have quite a large amount of notes on the subject. I however love the old, “Why not just ask them?” approach, so I’d be curious to see how you all adopted Silverlight? In that what made you adopt…

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Thank you Silverlight Australia.

It’s now 2:25 AM here in Seattle, and I’m of course Jet Lagged with a head cold. I figured what a perfect time to update my blog with a big thank you to all who turned out to see me in my Australia wide tour. I met a whole bunch of you folks from all…

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The ripple effects of Silverlight.

I have been away from Australia for about a a year now, and I came home the other night and noticed the intersection outside my old house has changed significantly. I thought wow, progress is a beast that never rests. Taped to one of the stop light poles was some flowers with a photo of…

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The back-story about the brand new Silverlight Blog design & development.

I’ve just uploaded one of the first revisions of the new blog design to team.silverlighet.net. It’s a more focused design this time and one in which i had the luxury of spending more time on than the one before. In this post I’ll walk through some of the experiences I had designing it and hopefully…

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Peter Elst Interviews me on Silverlight 3

I rarely do interviews or podcasts as typically I find them goofy, and I despite my blogging/twitter prowess, am quite a shy guy. That being said, I find value in Peter and openly respect his approach to technology as whilst he obviously prefers Flash over Silverlight, he still reminds me of the folks whom are…

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Sports can be competitive. Who knew! :)

Steve just did a great post on how well we’re doing in the sporting scene, and it’s worth checking out over at the team.silverlight.net blog.   It does provide some basic common sense rebuttals to what MLB.Tv folks stated today in the CNET article. If you’ve not read it, then I’ll save you the trouble,…

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What makes Silverlight better than JavaScript/CSS/HTML?

Damian Edwards stayed at my house a week leading up to MIX09 and he’s had an amazing impact on our product teams whilst he stayed. One question he did provoke my way was what makes Silverlight better than JavaScript/HTML (forgot the actual wording but the meaning i walked away with was just that). I could…

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Dear Silverlight, where’s my view source?

Chris Messina is quoted as saying the following: There’s been a long history of innovation on the web founded in open access to the underlying source code that first websites, then later interactive web applications, were built on. The facility of having ready access to the inner workings of any web page has been tantamount…

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