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10 MIX ‘09 Webcasts about RIA & Silverlight

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I’ve found a lot of useful videos about Rich Internet Application, Silverlight and .NET RIA Services.

Visit MIX 09 web site to see all videos related to Microsoft Technologies or continue reading and watch my recommended webcasts.

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I. User Experience Design Patterns for Business Applications with Microsoft Silverlight 3

Come hear how creating great user experiences for business applications can result in both improved productivity and significant support cost savings. Learn how to use proven user experience patterns in cost effective ways with Silverlight 3, including rich data display, data input and advanced data validation, and application navigation.

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II. Consuming Web Services in Microsoft Silverlight 3

Come hear how to work with external REST, SOAP, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services from Silverlight. Learn how to securely and efficiently communicate with services using Binary XML, debug services with improved Faults support, and implement server-to-client “push” using the new Add Service Reference for Duplex functionality.

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III. Escaping Flatland in Application Design Rich User Experiences

Learn how technology and rich application design can not only enhance seemingly ordinary interactions but also engage users like never before. We showcase examples of how to create more compelling user experiences on the Web and desktop. To top it off, we walk through building a highly interactive application making use of these principles.

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IV. Building Amazing Business Centric Applications with Microsoft Silverlight 3

Come hear how simple it is to build end-to-end data-intensive Silverlight applications with the new set of features in Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services. Explore Silverlight improvements that help to enable rapid development for business applications and to make your development process more productive.

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V. NET RIA Services – Building Data-Driven Applications with Silverlight and ASP.NET

Learn how Microsoft is simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together ASP.NET and Silverlight. Learn about patterns for working with data, implementing reusable and independently testable application logic, and application services that readily scale with growing requirements.

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VI. Microsoft Silverlight Is Ready for Business

Come learn how to build a Silverlight business application today with the new UI features including DataGrid, DataForm, validation and navigation. Also see an example of how to connect to services using a LINQ enabled, Entity Framework-backed, data management solution.

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VII. High-Speed RIA Development with the Microsoft Silverlight Toolkit

Come learn how the Silverlight Toolkit can help jumpstart development of stunning Web experiences, and learn how to use the latest controls to create more immersive, more manageable user experiences. Using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend, explore advanced debugging and unit testing techniques for building components that work across Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

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VIII. Building Accessible RIAs in Microsoft Silverlight

Learn how to maintain compliance with a growing number of accessibility standards (including 508 in the U.S., WCAG 2.0, and others) by using Silverlight to produce fully accessible RIAs that are policy compliant. See how to use the new User Interface Automation (UIA) technology included in Silverlight by walking through the design and development decisions made when building Buttercup, a Silverlight based DAISY talking book reader.

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IX. What’s New in Microsoft Silverlight 3

Take a tour of the new features in Silverlight 3 including a dive into some of the new experience oriented features like pixel shaders, perspective 3D, animation enhancements, bitmap APIs and improvements to the media stack. Also hear about new Silverlight base framework additions including updates to the style model, data binding improvements, improved resource handling and improvements to the web services stack. This session will also introduce the Silverlight 3 out of browser model.

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X. Building Microsoft Silverlight Controls

Learn how to encapsulate structure, animation, and logic inside custom controls that handle theming, layout, validation, and data binding. Using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend, explore advanced design, coding, debugging, and testing techniques for building components that work interchangeably in Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

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I hope you enjoy some of these webcasts ;-)

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