Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint

Over the past year, I've gotten lots of questions from the ISVs I work with about how to integrate SharePoint with Silverlight.  "I dunno - give it a try and let me know how it works out" quickly became a tiresome response, some I'm pleased to let you all know that we've recently announced the Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint.

While this shouldn't be interpreted as a statement of official product direction for future releases, it's nice to have some guidance out there to help get started.  The link above will point you out to, which now contains:

"Six application component samples are included in the kit to get you started:

  • A simple “hello, world” sample showing Silverlight in a Web part.
  • A Silverlight slider control as a SharePoint custom field type.
  • A navigation control.
  • A Colleague Viewer that uses lookups in Active Directory by using Windows Communication Foundation.
  • A Silverlight picture viewer from a SharePoint picture library.
  • A visual how-to center, created in Silverlight and based on a SharePoint list, for viewing videos."

Definitely worth checking out for those so inclined.

I have the good fortune to be working on a proof of concept effort that will include these technologies, so I'll post on this more if warranted.


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