Integrating HTML into Silverlight Applications

Although Silverlight provides a great framework for building Line of Business applications, business processes often require HTML content, SSRS reports or PDF documents to be integrated into an application. In this post you’ll learn about different strategies for integrating external content into Silverlight applications. We’ll start by discussing different options for browser hosted applications and…


Going Mobile with Silverlight

For me, 2010 will remain in history as the year when Silverlight really went mobile. Sure we had seen some early experiments, but this time Microsoft went full scale: Silverlight is the platform of choice to develop applications on Windows Phone 7. The other available development platform, XNA, is privileged for games. This created an…


Introducing Seesmic Desktop 2

By: Loic Le Meur & Marco Kaiser, Seesmic Since 2007, Seesmic has provided desktop clients that allow users to connect to social networks such as Twitter or Facebook. We’re incredibly proud to announce that Seesmic Desktop 2, built entirely in Silverlight 4, was finally released on September 9, 2010. It’s been a fun, and sometimes…


An Integrator’s take on developing for Windows Phone 7 Series

By: Nathan Dunlap, Director of UX Integration of IdentityMine, who shares his experience developing for Windows Phone 7 Series using the Silverlight platform. Let’s not waste time, I might as well jump to the obligatory and cliché quote you all know is coming (I will even help make it obvious by wrapping it quotation marks…


Developing the world’s first interactive Silverlight banner: Metia’s perspective

January 2010 saw the launch the new Mass Effect 2 game, and EA Games in the UK wanted to mirror the game innovation with their digital marketing. Developing the world’s first interactive Silverlight banner to be ad-served on the MSN platform was an ideal way to meet this objective. Microsoft Advertising and Mediacom, in partnership…


Mix and Blend: A Design Studio Using Silverlight

by Arturo Toledo, Sr. Product Manager, Silverlight Design Audience A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Europe as part of the Microsoft REMIX Tour 2009. REMIX is basically the little brother (or sister) event of Microsoft MIX – our annual event in Las Vegas during which we show all of our latest…