Silverlight Firestarter Labs

If you missed the Silverlight Firestarter event back in December here’s a couple of links to get you started. If you are asking what’s Silverlight Firestarter, here’s a brief description: The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie on Dec 2nd 2010. You can watch the…

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Silverlight 5 Improves Experience for Application Developers, ISVs

The next version of Silverlight will target numerous improvements for application developers and in media improvements. Scott Guthrie announced the next version of Silverlight at the keynote to the Firestarter Event in Redmond, WA. The entire day’s events were also streamed on the Internet. If you weren’t able to attend live or online real-time, we…

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WCF RIA Services Updated for Silverlight 4, VS 2010

WCF RIA Services has been updated for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010. You can get the update from WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010. WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application…

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MSDEV Updates Visual Studio 2010 Developer Training for RTM

MSDEV offers a new series of videos that update some of the changes in the final Release to Market RTM of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. It includes ten short demonstration videos, each of which focuses on one feature that’s new in the RTM. You can see the videos at Visual Studio 2010 RTM Update. New…

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ISV Video: QuarkPromote Lights Up on Windows 7

QuarkPromote incorporates Windows 7 light up features for its Rich Internet Application (RIA). Users customize promotional material, business cards, and fliers using the QuarkPromote. You get the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client that from the QuarkPromote.com website. The thick clients allows users to view and customize templates and then print the materials with printer quality…

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Download, Participate On-Demand New Silverlight 4 Training Kit

We’ve just released a new free Silverlight 4 Training Kit that walks you through building business applications with Silverlight 4. You can also download the entire offline version of the kit here.  Use the 8 modules, 25 videos, and several hands on labs online or offline from links on the Channel 9 site. I’ve included…

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See How to Tell Your Story in RIA Design Tool

MSDEV offers a series of videos for designers and developers on using Expression Blend to tell your ISV and line-of-business stories. These 15-minute videos show how you can build interactive animations, manage content and storyboards, Microsoft Expression Blend: States Story Behaviors. Learn to use states and behaviors to manage the content and storyboards of a…

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Silverlight 4 is Now Available

You can get Silverlight 4 now online at Get Microsoft Silverlight. Tim Heuer has put together a blog post that describes the tools that are available, See Silverlight 4 released. Availability of tools announcement on Tim Heuer’s blog. Here’s some helpful quick update information for you: Download the bits Understanding what is in the bits…

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Business-Ready Silverlight 4 Ships April 15

Silverlight 4 ships April 15. Silverlight 4 is “Business Ready” with the features ISVs need to build rich Internet applications. Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the Web, desktop, and phone. Based on the Microsoft .NET framework, the free Silverlight plug-in works across multiple browsers, devices…

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p&p Provides Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams

patterns & practices has released Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition. The diagrams includes custom toolbox items for Layer Diagrams and Layer diagrams from Microsoft Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition. This extension package contains five layer diagrams for use in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate edition. These custom toolbox items present…

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