ISV Helps Customers Increase Productivity by 30% with Microsoft Silverlight

In 2000, Brazil based New Age Software launched its ERP application and received disappointing feedback from customers about how the front-end was time consuming to install and the interface was difficult to learn and operate. As a result, New Age Software set out to redesign its ERP application searching for a technology that could support…

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Silverlight TV 70: Sockets Unplugged

Silverlight TV 70: Ever wonder how to use sockets or what they’re good for? In this week’s episode of SLTV, Peter Smith of the Silverlight networking team joins John to discuss these topics and demonstrate how sockets work by using them to play an “I Spy”-like game that Peter created. The game results and scores…

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TF1 using Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming for free WP7 app

TF1, the most popular network in France, in partnership with Microsoft and Akamai, has just published its first Windows Phone 7 application featuring Silverlight, IIS Smooth Streaming and Media Player Framework. Users in France can now download the application for free to watch live and on-demand television of programs including popular series such as House,…

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John Papa MIX11 Silverlight Bootcamp Slides and Demos

Check out John Papa’s blog to watch his Silverlight bootcamp about MVVM and “Hooking Up” from MIX11. In this tutorial, John demonstrates tips on MVVM concepts and walks through designer and developer scenarios. Read full post and watch demo here: MIX11 Silverlight Bootcamp Slides and MVVM Demo

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Silverlight 5 Beta – available now!

On 13th April at the MIX11 conference, Scott Guthrie announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta. The Beta is a major step towards the final release of Silverlight 5 later this year and includes many of the features we already announced at the Silverlight Firestarter last December. Visual Studio and Expression Blend support…

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Silverlight Show: Recording of webinar ‘Switch or no switch: Can I build my business apps in LightSwitch?’ by Gill Cleeren

Silverlight Webinar: In this episode of Silverlight Show, Microsoft Regional Director Gill Cleeren presents ‘Switch or no switch: Can I build my business apps in LightSwitch?’ In this recorded webinar Gill discusses how to build professional LOB applications quickly using LightSwitch. He also talks about why you should look at LightSwitch, binding to data, and…

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Silverlight TV 69: UX and Perceived Performance of WP7 Apps

Silverlight TV 69: In this week’s episode of SLTV, Jobi Joy, UX Architect with IdentityMine, joins John to discuss some of the lessons his company learned while contributing to the very popular and successful IMDB and Twitter Windows Phone applications. Jobi covers a wide array of topics, including the design and the UX of the…

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Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight

As we drive toward MIX, we wanted to share our thoughts on the role of plug-ins in general, and Silverlight in particular, in the context of HTML5 and the future of the web. As we have been more vocal about our commitment to and investment in HTML5 as our direction going forward, we have received…

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Silverlight Show: Recording of webinar ‘WCF RIA Services Validation’ by Brian Noyes

Silverlight Webinar: In this episode of Silverlight Show, Microsoft Regional Director Brian Noyes presents ‘WCF RIA Services Validation’. In this recorded webinar Brian discusses the following topics: Quick review of the update process of WCF RIA Services Defining data annotation attributes on an entity for validation Defining server side rules that validate in the update…

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Silverlight TV 68: Worlds are Colliding! New Silverlight Web Parts for Sharepoint

Silverlight TV 68: In this week’s episode of SLTV, Paul Stubbs, of Sharepoint Sideshow, joins John to discuss some new features the Sharepoint team have released for Visual Studio to make Silverlight development easier. Paul walks through the new Visual Studio extension that allows you to package and deploy your Silverlight for Sharepoint Web Parts….

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