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I am going to miss the 2nd Silverlight/WCF User Group meeting today at noon over at Microsoft!  =(

Is anyone going?  Can you give me a follow up on number of people,how the session went, that sort of thing?  \

By the way, New Horizons of MN is going to be offering Silverlight training now!  Check out our website for complete details, including an outline and dates:  Take note, we have a couple of 50% off sessions coming up, so take advantage of these!  Contact me for more information!

Here are the details of the user group meeting today:

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008. 12PM-2PM   Sign Up Now 
Silverlight 2.0 allows you to kiss Javascript goodbye
Presenter: Doug Nelson
When most people think of Silverlight, the thoughts and discussions are all about rich media, WPF support, Flash replacements. While all of this is certainly a significant part of Silverlight, there is also a very rich backend sub system, programmed in the .Net language of your choice and running on the client browser. This provides a headless side to Silverlight that traditional applications can incorporate to greatly minimize the amount javascript coding required for a rich UI experience. This presentation will focus on Silverlight HTML integration, network sockets support and isolated storage support. Finally, nothing but .Net from the bowels of the enterprise to web client interface.
Doug is a Practice Partner with ILM. He provides expert application development services for a growing number of clients with a primary focus on solving complex business problems. These applications developed are based on a Sql Server backend database with a web based front-end. He has been doing web development since 1996, transitioning from CGI applications to classic ASP and on to ASP.Net. In addition to the web development, these applications also support WinForms and Pocket PCs. He has extensive experience implementing truly distributed applications involving windows services, message queueing and web services.



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