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  • 3 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Apr 21, 2011 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   webinar , michael-crump
    This webinar has been delivered! 
    Watch the webinar recordingDownload slides (.ppt /.pptx) | Download demos

    New Silverlight Show Webinar: Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta 

    Wed, May 11th, 10 am PST (check your local time)
    Register for this webinar 

    Download the webinar slides in .ppt or .pptx format!

    This webinar is designed for people who want to quickly understand the key features in Silverlight 5. We will walk you though downloading the bits to finally starting your first project starting from File->New Projects. We will also take a look at several key features such as XAML Debugging and Out of Browser - Multiple Windows Support. SoundEffect Class for Low-Latency, Supporting Double and Triple Mouse Clicks and Linked and Multi-Column Text. 

    Webinar agenda:

    1. Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta
    Includes instructions for downloading the bits, to installation and finally getting starting your first project with File->New Project inside Visual Studio 2010. 

    2. Key Features
    Review several key features such as XAML Debugging and Out of Browser - Multiple Windows Support. SoundEffect Class for Low-Latency, Supporting Double and Triple Mouse Clicks and Linked and Multi-Column Text. 

    Sign up as a Silverlight Show member to get notified about next scheduled SilverlightShow webinars. Or, visit our webinars page.
     
    About the speaker:
    Michael Crump is a Silverlight MVP that has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember, but started professionally in 2002. After spending years working as a systems administrator/tech support analyst, Michael branched out and started developing internal utilities that automated repetitive tasks and freed up full-time employees. From there, he was offered a job working at McKesson corporation and has been working with some form of .NET and VB/C# since 2003.

    He shares his findings in his personal blog:http://michaelcrump.net/ and he also tweets at:@mbcrump

    Who is this webinar appropriate for:
    This webinar targets Silverlight developers with experience in developing for Silverlight 4 or earlier.
        
    Duration:
    60 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled or past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.

     

     



  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 03, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   workflow , utilities , silverlight , tim-heuer , colaab , snapflow

    In this post Tim Heuer is talking about a tool called SnapFlow, which really makes creating workflows simpler to the end user.

    The other day I was given a peek at a company who implemented a full-frame Silverlight application that when I saw it it was one of those “wow” moments.  A lot of the public-facing Silverlight examples are very different from one another and sometimes you see some that are full Silverlight applications that really give you a glimpse of how people are thinking about using the platform and how creative you can get.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Ilia Iordanov  on  Oct 17, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    Yesterday (16 Oct 2008) SemantiNet, announced its first Web-based product Headup during the company’s presentation at the Jupiter Web 3.0 conference.

    Headup is your personal discovery agent to the Web. It’s an intelligent browser add-on that enriches your browsing experience by bringing meaningful content to you, using Silverlight. headup works on Firefox and provides easy access to personally-relevant content from all over the web. The data is presented as an additional layer on top of the page you're viewing. headup brings you discoveries about products, places, movies or bands you'll like or be curious about - all that without interfering with your browsing. Currently headup is in an early beta stage and is tested by a relatively small group of users. Check out the video here.

    Headup currently runs on Firefox version 2 and 3 on both Windows and Intel base OS X. headup requiers Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 for its user privacy and multimedia capabilities.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Feb 16, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   CPU

    Eylon Yogev will show you how to find if a computer has more than one CPU without using any special permissions.

    Now that most new computes have multiple processors, we are seeing a rapid rise in the usage of parallel programming. Many libraries already supply efficient code for computers with multiple core processors, but how can you tell if the computer you are running on indeed has more than one CPU?

  • 2 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 18, 2011 (more than a year ago)
    free webinar networking with sockets in windows phone by peter kuhn

    This webinar has been delivered on November 9th, 2011.

    Watch the recording | Get the slides (.ppt/.pptx)

     

    Windows Phone comes with several built-in options to do networking, for example to access web services or conveniently make http requests. But with the recent "Mango" update, several new options have been added that enable additional scenarios like multiplayer gaming or instant messaging – all of which were hardly possible before, or only with several limitations in place. In this webinar we will take a look at these features and learn how you can use them to enable performant, custom networking in your application.
    The contents in particular:
    • Sockets: an overview of the new networking features in "Mango"
    • TCP vs. UDP: making a decision
    • Sample code
    • Obstacles during development and testing
    • [Optional] Advanced topic: Multicast

    Presenter: Peter Kuhn

    Sign up as a Silverlight Show member to get notified about next scheduled SilverlightShow webinars. Or, visit our webinars page.

     

    Winners of free ebooks from this webinar

    About the speaker:
    Peter KuhnPeter Kuhn, aka "Mister Goodcat" is an MCPD for .NET, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7, and has earned the Microsoft Community Contributor award in 2011. He has more than ten years of experience as developer, project lead and technical director. Today he works as trainer for Microsoft .NET, Silverlight business application development and the Windows Phone 7 platform (both Silverlight and XNA), and as technical author. You can find his trainings and more info on http://www.goodcat-trainings.net/.
     

    Peter is the author of many SilverlightShow articles, among which the appreciated 14-part article series 'XNA for Silverlight Developers' (also available as an ebook). He also delivered SilverlightShow webinar 'XNA for Windows Phone 7' (watch the recording) and a SilverlightShow-supported training on XNA for Windows Phone.

    Who is this webinar appropriate for:
    Windows Phone developers
        
    Duration:
    60-70 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled or past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.

      

  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Apr 29, 2011 (more than a year ago)

    XNA for Windows Phone 7: a 3-day Online Training XNA for Windows Phone 7 training

    Delivered by CompletIT and Peter Kuhn

    This training has been rescheduled for July 13-15, 2011.

    June 1, June 2 and June 3, 2011

    Each day from 9.00 am till 1.30 pm PST (see your local time)
    $199 early-bird until May 20, 2011 / $299 standard
     


     

    Unable to attend at this time of the day?
    Send your desired time for this training to trainings [at] completit.com and an additional training session may be scheduled upon interest.

    Are you interested in creating games for Windows Phone 7 but don't have any XNA experience? Are you tired of reading tutorials that put you in a passive role and provide answers to all the questions except those you really want to ask? Don't you just hate these "simple samples" that leave you flat once you want to do things slightly differently because they omit important details or are based on outdated information? Then this training is just right for you!
     
    In this 3-day-training, expect a round trip to all the important technical topics in XNA for Windows Phone 7. This already includes information about the improvements of the upcoming "Mango" update. In addition, you will also talk about accompanying issues: what problems you potentially will be facing and solutions to them, what to do and what to avoid when you create your own games. How to publish your finished work and what monetizing options you have. And finally you will see that the story doesn't end once your game is finished. All this is rounded off by extensive Q&A sessions where you will be able to get answers to your most pressing questions.
      
    Download the detailed schedule | Download the course outline (PDF) | Listen to a podcast about the training

    I. Course Agenda
     

    1. Common topics

    • From idea to the final game: how professional game design works
    • Game development as an indie developer: chances and limitations
    • Prerequisites for game development in general and on Windows Phone 7
    • Beta testing, publishing your finished game and rolling out updates
    • Monetizing options and what to expect from them
    • I have published my game! What now?

    2. Technical topics

    • XNA's basic concepts and mechanisms
    • Creating a flexible structure for your games
    • Drawing 2D content, including text
    • Animations
    • Drawing 3D content
    • User input
    • Music and sound
    • Menus/UI frameworks
    • Tombstoning in games
    • Advanced topics
    • Debugging and profiling
    • Differences between Windows Phone 7 RTM and "Mango"

    Depending on the available time and general consent of the trainees, individual parts can be shortened or discussed in more detail, and additional topics can be added to the list.
    Trainees will be able to send their feedback on the topics using the initial sign up form, as well as through feedback forms displayed at the end of each training session.
     

    II. About the Trainer
     
    This training will be delivered by Peter Kuhn (aka Mister Goodcat) - author of Silverlight Show's XNA for Silverlight developers series, a recognized Silverlight community member with substantial commercial game development experience, recently awarded Microsoft Community Contributor award for his contributions to silverlight.net forum discussions.

    Peter is known for his sophisticated articles and posts that go beyond the usual. He avoids the common "do this, then that, then that" style and instead also tries to answer the "why" on topics. He likes to provide background information, animate others to look at problems from different angles, and to critically balance pros and cons, talk alternatives. Peter tweets from @Mister_Goodcat.
      
     
    III. About CompletIT
     
    CompletIT is a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Training and Development company, committed to facilitate the adoption of Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 technologies worldwide by organizing free webinars and trainings, by creating and supporting SilverlightShow portal and activities, by helping individuals and companies to get advantage of the vast capabilities of these two technologies.
     

    IV. Course Duration
       
    The course will be delivered in 12 hours, spanning in 3 days: June 1st, June 2nd and June 3rd, from 9 am PST to 1.30 pm PST (includes two 15 mins breaks).
     

    V. Course Pricing

    • early-bird promo price, until May 20, 2011: $199
    • price after May 21, 2011: $299 

     
    VI. Payments

    After registration, you will be taken to a payment page where you may pay with your PayPal account, or any major credit card.

    If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, please submit the first registration page (until the payment options are displayed), and then contact us at trainings [at] completit.com to receive the bank transfer details. We'll notify you when you transfer has been received, and will send your training confirmation.
     
    VII. Referral Discounts

    For every trainee you refer, you can get 20% off your training fee. The referral discounts you accumulated (if you referred more than one trainee) are refunded to the PayPal account used to send your own training fee.
    Referral discounts are only applied if the trainees referred did not cancel their training subscription.

    To attach a referral to your name, please ask the trainee you refer to specify your name and email in the 'comments' field at the bottom of the training registration page.
      

    VIII. Course Materials
        
    After the training all trainees will receive:

    • The presentation slides
    • All demos and examples used during the training
       

    IX. Minimum Number of Attendees
        
    The minimum number of trainees required for this event is 5. If the minimum number is not reached, the course would be cancelled and payments refunded to subscribed attendees.
     

    X. Technical Requirements
       
    This course will be delivered online, via an online training software. Internet connection and a headset with microfone would be needed. All instructions on joining the webinar will be available in the training registration confirmation email received immediately after signup and payment.
     

    XI. Questions?
      
    For any questions regarding this training, please reach trainings [at] completit.com
     

     
     

  • 2 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 20, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    SilverlightShow Webinar: Contracts and Charms in Windows 8

    This webinar has been delivered on April 24th, 2012. 
     

    Watch webinar recordingDownload the slides

    Presenter: Gill Cleeren

    In Windows 8 Metro, applications don’t communicate directly with each other. The OS has built-in contracts available out-of-the-box which make it possible that applications interact with each other without knowing each other. This way, one application can expose its own data for others to read. Another contract makes it possible to expose a common search functionality from within an application.
     
    This new way of using these contracts is something that Metro application developers need to learn in order to build a killer application on Windows 8. In this webinar, Gill Cleeren will explain you the available contracts and how to use them to their limits in your application.

    Sign up as a Silverlight Show member to get notified about next scheduled SilverlightShow webinars. Or, visit our webinars page.

     

    Join our post-webinar survey! Three of you who submitted useful and constructuve feedback on this webinar will get a free copy of Gill Cleeren's ebook 'Getting Ready for Microsoft Silverlight Exam 70-506'.

    Tweet this webinar and win an ebook from Packt Publishing! 2 of you who tweeted the webinar using tag #webinarsilverlightshow will win a free copy of Gill's ebook 'Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook'. Tweet Now!

    Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services CookbookThe winners will be announced on April 25th, 2012.

    All live attendees of this webinar will also receive a code for exclusive 27% discount on all ebooks by Packt Publishing related to a Microsoft technology. The code will be sent to you in a follow-up email one day after the webinar.

    About the presenter:
    Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider.

    He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechDays Belgium, DevDays Netherlands, NDC Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switzerland, Spring Conference UK, etc. He’s also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium.

    Gill also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He recently published his Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook (by Packt Publishing). You can find his blog at www.snowball.be.

    Gill also delivered the following SilverlightShow webinars:

    Metro and WinRT for the Silverlight/WPF Developer: Part 1
    Metro and WinRT for the Silverlight/WPF Developer: Part 2
    Introduction to XAML Development on Windows 8
    Blend for Silverlight Developers
    10 things I'm sure you didn't know about Silverlight 4
    Let's MEF: overview of the Managed Extensibility Framework in Silverlight 4
    Silverlight's Power Features: Data Binding in Action
    Switch or no switch: Can I build my business apps in LightSwitch?
    Switching on the Cloud for Silverlight 
    Building a Silverlight 4 Application End-to-end

    Who is this webinar appropriate for:
    Windows 8 developers
        
    Duration:
    75 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled or past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.

     

     

  • 3 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Feb 16, 2011 (more than a year ago)

    Upcoming Silverlight Show Webinar: 'Switch or no switch: Can I build my business apps in LightSwitch?'

     

    April 20th, 2011, 10 am - 11.15 am PST (see your local time)

    Register for this webinar 

    Download the webinar slides
    LightSwitch is a new part of the Visual Studio family and makes it possible to more easily create professional-quality business applications for the desktop, the web, and the cloud. The big question of course: Is LightSwitch something for you?

     

    In this webinar, you’ll get the answer! Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren will show how you can build professional LOB applications quickly using LightSwitch. We will cover why you should look at LightSwitch, binding to data, and building out the user interface. LightSwitch is however more than just some predefined screens: developers will love it for its extensibility, which we’ll cover deeply.
     

    Sign up as a Silverlight Show member to get notified about next scheduled SilverlightShow webinars. Or, visit our webinars page.
     
    About the speaker:
    Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider.

    He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechDays Belgium, DevDays Netherlands, NDC Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switzerland, Spring Conference UK, etc. He’s also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium.

    Gill also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He recently published his first book: “Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” (Packt Publishing). You can find his blog at www.snowball.be.

    Gill also delivered the following SilverlightShow webinars:
    10 things I'm sure you didn't know about Silverlight 4
    Let's MEF: overview of the Managed Extensibility Framework in Silverlight 4
    Silverlight's Power Features: Data Binding in Action

    Who is this webinar appropriate for:
    Silverlight developers wanting to learn how to add LightSwitch to their toolbox to create (parts of) their LOB applications faster!
       
    Duration:
    75 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled or past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.

     

     

  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Dec 06, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Free SilverlightShow Webinar: An Overview of the New Windows Phone 8 SDK
    Presenter: Michael Crump
     

    Delivered on December 18th, 2012
     

    Watch the recorded session »
     

    Tweet

     
    Summary of the session:
     The Windows Phone 8 SDK brings along many new features that could benefit your next Windows Phone app. Come take a look at several of these new features including: Tiles and Notifications, Changing Lock Screen, Speech Recognition and Multi-Resolution apps. We will also discover the additional tooling support and templates covered with this release. 

    This is definitely a session to get you up to speed quickly with this new and exciting platform. 

    Join the Webinar Challenge!

    Show off your Windows 8 App, or your favorite Windows Phone device in our challenge!

    The two most liked challenge entries get $30 Amazon gift cards. Challenge entry by December 18th.

    Take the challenge NOW!
     

    Join our post-webinar survey! Three of you who submitted useful and constructive feedback on this webinar will get a free ebook of choice from SilverlightShow ebook shelf.
     

    Sign up as a Silverlight Show member to get notified about next scheduled SilverlightShow webinars. Or, visit our webinars page.

     

    About the presenter:


    Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion, and an author of several .NET Framework eBooks. He speaks at a variety of conferences and has written dozens of articles on .NET development. He currently works at Telerik with a focus on our XAML control suite. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his blog by visiting michaelcrump.net.

    You may email Michael at the following address: michael [at] michaelcrump.net

    Michael has also delivered the following SilverlightShow webinars:

    10 Things Silverlight Developers Should Know About Windows 8
    Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta

    Who is this webinar appropriate for:
    Windows Phone developers
        
    Duration:
    70 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled or recordings of past webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinars page.

     

     

  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jan 06, 2012 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   ebook , silverlight-5 , michael-crump , telerik

    Free SilverlightShow Ebook: 10 Laps around Silverlight 5If you follow SilverlightShow articles, you know that the Silverlight MVP, SilverlightShow article author and webinar presenter Michael Crump just recently wrapped up his excellent 10-part article series 10 Laps around Silverlight 5. This series, even though released towards the end of the year, won the 3rd place in our Top 10 SilverlightShow Articles for 2011 ranking.

    This article series had been sponsored by Telerik.

    We are glad to announce that this series is now available as a free ebook on SilverlightShow Ebook Shelf, again thanks to Telerik's support. As usual, the ebook comes in 4 convenient formats: PDF, Word, MOBI, EPUB. Enjoy the ebook!

    If you are interested in sponsoring a free ebook on SilverlightShow ebook shelf, contact us.

     


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