Silverlight Developer Resource-a-rama

I’ve been absorbing Silverlight from the perspective of a developer who wants to use .NET code to build Silverlight applications. Here are the most useful resources I’ve found this week: 0. The Documentation Silverlight alpha documentation and samples – very thorough for “alpha” bits!  1. Silverlight Mind Map This is a “mind map” of Silverlight…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 11 Apr 2007

Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center The new central location to register to download trial software. Receive updates during the evaluation period and enjoy a set of technical resources put together to enhance your evaluation experience. Try Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Get an overview of the 2007 Microsoft Office system user interface (UI),…

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Hungry for ”Orcas”? Try the March CTP!

“Orcas” is the codename for the next release of Visual Studio, which will allow you to develop applications using .NET versions 2.0, 3.0 and the up-and-coming .NET 3.5. The .NET Framework 3.5 introduces no breaking changes, but it does include some exciting new functionality. You can explore the new features in “Orcas” using its March…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 20 Mar 2007

[Default] Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center Register to download software and receive regular updates during the evaluation period, directing you to technical resources, including how-tos, webcasts, downloads, virtual labs, and more. Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 is Now Available for Evaluating Extend this comprehensive suite of applications to deliver solutions that make data…

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Adventures in XNA 5: The Sharing of Games is About to Begin

An imminent update to the XNA Framework will allow for sharing of packaged XNA Game Studio Express Games. Developers will be able to package their binary games into a single file to share with other users of XNA Game Studio Express.  These files can be emailed or hosted on websites like any other files.  To…

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Adventures in XNA 4: XNA Creators Club Goes Live at the GDC

If there’s one thing that the XBox teams seem to nail, it’s the community orientation of sites like the new XNA Creators Club.  It’s the shiny new hub for all things XNA, including samples, downloadable games, video tutorials, developer forums, and more. I authenticated at the site in a few seconds using my Passport and…

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Adventures in XNA 3: The XNA Animation Component Library

I’ve mentioned the XNA Animation Component Library in passing in my last two posts on XNA, so I wanted to take a moment to direct you toward the XNA Animation Component Library. I will confess: there is a reason it took me a while to launch myself into XNA.  The original challenge I’d set myself…

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Adventures in XNA 2: How Hard is XNA Development, Really?

You probably don’t read the Official XBox Magazine, which is billed as “The UK’s Number One XBox360 Magazine.”  All you need to know is that it’s a magazine written by fanboys, for fanboys.  Impartiality doesn’t seem to be on tap there, but admiration for all things XBox certainly is. So imagine my surprise a few…

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Adventures in XNA 1: Mind Balance Reborn

I sank my teeth into XNA last week and have both the rings under my eyes to prove it, as well as a complete game running on my XBox360! I’ve heard the XNA vision articulated as “enabling the YouTube of Games.”  XNA has opened up the XBox360 game console to enthusiast developers and designers, who…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 21 Feb 2007

[Default] Spotlight on: Windows Vista Innovate on Windows Vista Innovate on Windows Vista helps fast-track solutions to success, by qualifying for a logo that tells everyone your existing application works with Windows Vista, and by providing plenty of assistance as you develop new solutions on this advanced platform to gain the Certified for Windows Vista…

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