MSDN PowerSeries Presentations (McClean VA Event)

You can download them using this link.  Also, you can find Ashish Jaiman’s Windows Live Platform presentation along with demos at his blog below:

PDC08 Date and Location Announced: October 27–30, 2008, Los Angeles, California

October 27–30, 2008Pre-conference October 26, 2008Los Angeles, California We are delighted to announce the date and location of the next Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC): October 27–30, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Mark your…

Silverlight web site:

Vectorform recently launched a Silverlight developer/designer resource site and blog that has generated a lot of great feedback from the interactive community.  provides code samples, tutorials and walkthroughs, as well as sample designs and applications.

MSDN PowerSeries Content

I have posted all presentation slides for the afternoon session of the PowerSerices in NY to my skydrive site. You can download them using this link.

December 2008 Architect Events

The emerging technology macro-trend today is the convergence of the Web and physical worlds, often referred to as the disappearing boundaries between the on-line and off-line worlds.  This trend underscores a shift from using web browsers on personal computers as the only way to connect on-line, to a model of personal computing where seamless, consistent,…


Silverlight 1.1 is now Silverlight 2.0

The Silverlight product team has decided to rename Silverlight 1.1 to Silverlight 2.0. Check out these two blogs to find out more detail on this. Also, Microsoft will be releasing a Beta of Silverlight 2.0 in Q1 of 2008.  This Beta will support a Go-Live license that enables developers to begin building and deploying Silverlight 2.0…

Silverlight at TechEd China 2007

Silverlight has not only attracted developers and designers in the United States, but also those in China. At the Beijing event of TechEd China 2007 from Nov. 7-9, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was joined by the DPE team in China and CTO of Baidu, a leading search company in China, to share their Silverlight excitement….

What Do You Know About Microsoft’s Oslo?

Robert Wahbe, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Server & Tools Business, discusses the current challenges and future opportunities surrounding software development. In introducing the Oslo set of technologies, Wahbe discussed the challenges that exist today and the often herculean efforts that developers and IT pros must undertake to create a cohesive, services enabled solution. Wahbe laid…

Working with WCF for your Silverlight 1.1 Applications

While you can easily use XML web services in your Silverlight applications, working with WCF is much different with the current Silverlight 1.1 September CTP bits. I have done a bit research on the Internet and found a few blogs below that are very helpful. All these blogs suggested one option of working with…


Silverlight Code Camp in Reston MTC on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

Frank La Vigne will host the first Silverlight Code Camp in the DC area. If you are interested to present at the event or attend the event, please visit the registration site list below. All things Silverlight: from way cool animation to serious enterprise deployment strategies; online gaming to software patterns in Silverlight.   All are invited:…