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Silverlight Cream for October 31, 2009 -- #721
In this Issue: Rob Bagby, Paul Sheriff, Mike Taulty, Sergey Barskiy, and Gavin Wignall. Shoutout: Here's a quick one from the Expression blog: Export to Microsoft Word From Patterns-Based Silverlight Development – Part IV – Service Layer Rob Bagby has Part 4 of his excellent Patterns-Based Silverlight Development series up. He's addig the WCF service this time. Create a Login Screen in Silverlight 3 Paul Sheriff had a post up of a login screen in WPF that I archived in my Tag ......

Posted On Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:04 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 29, 2009 -- #720
In this Issue: Mark Miller, Sergey Barskiy, Gavin Wignall, Josh Holmes, Bryant Likes, and Jeff Prosise. Shoutouts: András Velvárt sent me this yesterday and I was blown away by all the Silverlight goodness: Response Karl Shifflett did a re-release of his latest XAML Power Toys: Updated Code: XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Cider Designer Karl Shifflett also updated the templates for VS2010: Updated Code: Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Sample Data Project Templates David Anson has a page up ......

Posted On Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:04 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 28, 2009 -- #719
In this Issue: Visual Web Developer Team Blog, Laurent Duveau, Gavin Wignall, Victor Gaudioso, and Karl Shifflett. Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett has a post up on New Options for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 WPF and Silverlight Projects My DE Rob Bagby reported some news on his blog: The Bagbys Are Moving to London... congratulations, my friend! Charles Sterling announced this just in time for tomorrow, Thursday October 29th: A Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight: focusing on getting started ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:14 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 27, 2009 - 2 -- #718
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Pete Brown, The Silverlight Blog, Katrien De Graeve, Gavin Wignall, Rob Bagby, Nigel Sampson, Gergely Orosz, and The Microsoft Expression Blog. Shoutouts: Check out Walt Ritscher's Shazzam 1.1 – Topic List jfo has a quick post up Beta2 is out -- What's new in Cider Brad Abrams has an index page up for his .NET RIA Services series: Index for Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update. Or you could use the Search page at ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:22 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 27, 2009 -- #717
In this Issue: Alex Knight, Michael Washington, Gavin Wignall, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, Karl Shifflett(2), Mark Miller, The Silverlight Blog, René Schulte Shoutouts: In addition to the XAML Power Toys release noted below, Karl Shifflett also announced XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2008 v5.0.0.1 Released Rob Eisenberg has announced Caliburn v1 RTW for WPF, Silverlight 2.0 and 3.0! Shawn Wildermuth shares his material with us from his Second Week of European Conference Tour... like being there ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:25 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 24, 2009 -- #716
In this Issue: Rishi, Andrea Boschin, Tiago Andrade e Silva, Jeff Wilcox, Vijay Rajagopalan, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Tim Heuer, Hannes Preishuber, Jafar Husain Shoutouts: Watch a webcast by Tim Heuer in the Architect Innovation Cafe – Webcast Series: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Andrew Duthie announced Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – October Preview Rob Bagby had this announcement up: Watch the Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Virtually From ......

Posted On Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:03 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 22, 2009 - 2 -- #715
In this Issue: Stefan Olson, Ning Zhang, Gavin Wignall, Jeremy Likness, Jeremiah Morrill, David Kelley, Sergey Barskiy, Jeff Wilcox, and Rob Bagby(2). Shoutout: Get the info direct from Tim Heuer: Silverlight Live Streaming service update From Selecting an obfuscator for Silverlight If you're looking at obfuscating your Silverlight, read Stefan Olson's post carefully... he dug deep into a range of obfuscators and has reported his findings.Silverlight Design Time: Toolkit October ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:08 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 22, 2009 -- #714
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, David Anson, Chris Klug, Walt Ritscher, Rob Bagby, Gavin Wignall, Vikram Pendse, Jeremy Likness, David Kelley, and Jafar Husain. Shoutouts: Tim Heuer has posted A plea to my developer brethren about designer/designers ... good information if you're working with or want to work with a true Designer. If you're in Ireland or Northern Ireland, Martha Rotter has an absolutely great program going: Introducing the Silverlight Jumpstart Program ... I want to do that in ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:37 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 21, 2009 -- #713
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Expression Blend and Design, Rob Bagby(2), Jeff Wilcox, Tim Heuer, David Anson, Mark Miller, Timmy Kokke, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Lee poses the question Same XAML Silverlight and WPF – different result ... see if you can comment! The Thirsty Developer chats with Chad Campbell: Thirsty Developer 75 - Sparking a Business into Divot Dog Shawn Wildermuth had a chance to do a short podcast while in Bulgaria producing: Five Minutes with Me Laurent Bugnion announced MVVM ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:29 PM

November Silverlight User Group Meeting with Kathleen Dollard in 2 weeks!
We're exactly in between our October meeting and our November one, so this seems like a good time to prompt everyone to put November 4, 2009 on their calendar! Kathleen Dollard is going to be at our November 4 meeting, giving us all the inside scoop on MEF! This is our first time to have someone not local to the valley speak at one of our meetings. I'm hoping to see a large turn-out, so let all your dev-friends know. See you there (early) ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:53 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 20, 2009 -- #712
In this Issue: Mark Miller, Kirupa, Sergey Barskiy, Timmy Kokke, Laurent Bugnion, Jeff Prosise, Ronnie Saurenmann, Expression Blog, The Silverlight Blog, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Check out .NET Rocks Show 489 because Shawn Wildermuth announced I am on .NET Rocks Talking about Declarative UI's Jon Galloway has a post up on The Designer/Developer Workflow Crisis (That Everyone’s Ignoring) that's definitely something to check out. Unless you've been sleeping behind the door, you already know ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 19, 2009 -- #711
In this Issue: Davide Zordan, SmartyP, Corey Schuman, Gavin Wignall(2), Jeff Paries, Vikram Pendse, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutouts: Tomasz Janczuk has updated his research from July:Adoption of Silverlight serialization and communication technologies in web applications – October 2009 Check out Alexey Zakharov's Issues of Silverlight style system and join in the discussion. DanDan sent me a link to his Binaural Beats Generator... I'll let you be the judge From ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 3:48 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 18, 2009 -- #710
In this Issue: Jeff Handley, Jeremy Likness, Gavin Wignall(2, 3, 4, 5), Mark Miller, Nigel Sampson, and Microsoft Expression Product Site. Shoutout While not a complete solution, Koen Zwikstra had done an OOB solution for Silverlight a while back and now he's giving up the source: Hosting Silverlight outside the browser (sourcecode). Forget all those weight-loss gimmicks! I worked Monday the 12th, took off the 13th and felt worse all day, was at the Dr with flu symptoms on the 14th... ended up with ......

Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:15 AM

Is LiveLabs Thumbtack Dead?
I threw this out on Twitter the other day, and maybe I'm the only person that has been using it because I didn't get any response :( I first posted to Live Labs Customer care about not being able to generate a new link a month ago and haven't gotten any response. Now today I can't seem to log into Customer Care for ThumbTack. The Thumbtack site is just a blank page... guess shame on me for not pulling my links out of that when it started acting hinky a month ago, but the promo page is still advertising ......

Posted On Monday, October 12, 2009 3:31 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 11, 2009 -- #709
In this Issue: SilverlightToys, SilverlightTips, Rishi, and Fons Sonnemans. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher blogged What’s New in Shazzam 1.1 – Better Silverlight Support ... take a look at it now! From Element Data Binding SilverlightToys has a post up on Element Dat Binding with a bunch of examples to demonstrate it... buncha good code! Silverlight QueryString Validating ID, GUID, and Timestamp SilverlightTips rolled up 3 of their posts into one project that is discussed and posted ......

Posted On Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:22 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 10, 2009 -- #708
In this Issue: Lee, Lester, Ian T. Lackey, Silverlight Tips, Gavin Wignall, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra reports he has an update: Silverlight Spy released... if you haven't downloaded this, stop now and go do so... I'll wait :) Andy Beaulieu had a presentation at the CNY .NET Developer Group, and has posted all his materials: Creating Behaviors in Silverlight 3 Congratulations go out to Jonathan van de Veen for Developers 42 online for one year!... and thanks for the Shoutout! ......

Posted On Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:18 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 08, 2009 -- #707
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Gavin Wignall, Fernando Cerqueira, Silverlight Tips, Mark Tucker, Mike Taulty, Robbe Morris, Brad Abrams, Christopher Bennage, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog reports Silverlight Spikes AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Matches Live to Your Computer From Silverlight 3 – Local Messaging Explained + Enhancement Mark Monster has a great detailed post up on Local Messaging, and adds in an enhancement of his own.Using Images and Video in Blend ......

Posted On Thursday, October 8, 2009 5:54 PM

Great Phoenix Silverlight User Group Meeting!
I'll admit I was apprehensive going into the building last night. I didn't know if this 'grand experiment' was going to work or not, but it did! Michael Palermo had the same feeling since he told me he had not set up a room for us, we'd play it by ear. By the time we were eating pizza we had moved into the kitchen area, and used up all available seats and 9 of us sat around the table having some great discussions... some on-topic, some not, but all good. Based on this, I wouldn't hesitate to do this ......

Posted On Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:33 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 07, 2009 -- #706
In this Issue: Gavin Wignall(2), UXPassion, Andrea Boschin, Shawn Wildermuth, Mark Tucker, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: If you're DeepZooming, A Deep Zoom Blog has a very cool post up on clearing up text on maps: "Exact" Map rendering Tim Heuer has been busy updating his tutorials for beginners [and nobody's gonna notice if YOU check them out :) ] : Updated Silverlight getting started for beginners Have you seen Wordle? John Bruin did it in Silverlight: Silverlight Wordle The Silverlight SDK announced ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 7, 2009 11:41 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 05, 2009 -- #705
In this Issue: Jared Bienz, Tim Heuer, Sergey Barskiy, Alex Knight, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Peter Bromberg, Shawn Wildermuth, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: Robbe Morris at EggHead Cafe has put up EggHeadCafe in Silverlight Release Candidate Now Available. Would be cool to see a series of articles detailing this :) John Bruin has a demo of of Silverlight Money Pyramid. This is pretty cool... I don't see a link for source though :( From Skins for WPF and Silverlight By way of ......

Posted On Monday, October 5, 2009 3:29 PM

Phoenix Silverlight User Group Meeting October 7, 2009
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Phoenix Silverlight User Group will be Wednesday October 7 at 6pm at Interface Technical Training in downtown Phoenix (Central and Thomas, NW corner). The graphic above is a link to a map. This month we are going to do something a bit different. If this works, then I won't be so stressed when I have trouble arranging a speaker. We're going to have a round-table discussion (or two). Come prepared to ask your questions and to answer others. We've got at least ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 2:16 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 04, 2009 -- #704
In This Issue: Laurent Bugnion, Chad Campbell, Mark Miller, Jacek Ciereszko, Laurent Duveau, Kirupa, Ning Zhang, Timmy Kokke, Expression Blend and Design Blog, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: Since the demise of the MSDN Social Bookmarks, I've wanted to move my tag page to it's own page on, and I finally did that last night. There's a left-border link to Tagged Posts that contains a tag cloud of, at this moment, 7268 articles tagged 10259 different ways using 421 unique tags, on all sorts ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:34 PM

Silverlight Cream for October 02, 2009 -- #703
In this Issue: Gavin Wignall, Manish Dalal, Jeff Wilcox, Terence Tsang, and Mark Tucker . Shoutouts: Rishi, the author of nRoute had to move his site. Last night I transitioned all his links in the database to point to the new site, so feel free to re-acquaint youself with his posts. András Velvárt has another thought and comment-provoking post up Silverlight is slowly becoming the real WPF/Everywhere ... check it out and join in the discussion! Particularly if you have a touch system, check out ......

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 9:42 AM

Silverlight Cream for October 01, 2009 -- #702
First I'd like to congratulate all the returning MVPs, and all the new ones... fun awaits and I hope to see you all at the Summit! I'd particularly like to call out people I know that have just become Silverlight MVPS. Tim Heuer did a great post with links to everyone, so I won't repeat that. Bryant Likes -- wow... it's been a well-earned award all the way back to rolling that gear, Bryant :) Jeff Paries ... if you're not familiar with Jeff, you should be... Jeff is the animation master of Silverlight! ......

Posted On Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:14 PM

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