A couple of months ago, I posted a couple of presentations on Silverlight, with the intention of making it easy for others to liberally borrow content for their own internal or external presentations on the subject. They seemed to go down pretty well if the number of blog post views is to be believed.
But in all the years I've been blogging about WPF, I've never posted a stock WPF presentation, and indeed, when I give a presentation on WPF, I very rarely show slides. The great thing about evangelizing a technology like WPF is that it really sells itself - you just have to show a few example applications like the New York Times Reader, the great sample apps from Thirteen23, Family.Show or the Scripps C-ME application, and people quickly get a sense of the kinds of application you can build.
Despite that, I still get regular requests both internally and externally for a presentation that provides a high-level overview of WPF: why it's valuable, how customers are using it, how each of the features fit together in the overall architecture, and what the future roadmap looks like. To that end, I'm submitting to popular opinion and releasing a WPF slide deck that I've been gradually putting together in odd moments over the last couple of months. As before, you're more than welcome to steal as much or as little from it as you like - with the exception of the customer reference screenshots, which remain the property of their owners, the rest of the content is free for you to use in whatever way you'd like.
Do you think you could do better? Have you delivered a presentation on WPF that you'd like to share with the world? Feel free to contribute your own version in the comments below so that we can collectively build the ultimate presentation!
Links: WPF Technical Overview.pptx