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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  May 02, 2011 (6 days ago)

    SilverlightShow gives one free pass to the 3-day online training on XNA for Windows Phone 7 organized by CompletIT and Peter Kuhn.

    To enter the draw:

    • Follow SilverlightShow on Twitter 
    • Spread the news on the training by referring to the training announcement and including the tag #xnatraining

    The person who will join this training for free will be randomly picked on May 26, 2011.

    Enter the draw - the next killer game app may be YOURS :)

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Apr 29, 2011 (1 week ago)

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

    Delivered by CompletIT and Peter Kuhn


    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that leave you flat once you want to do things slightly differently because they omit important details or are based on outdated information?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 course outline (PDF)

    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. Course Materials
    After the training all trainees will receive:

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

    VIII. 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.

    IX. 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.

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


  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Sep 06, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: SilverlightShow webinar , training , OOB , Elevated trust , Chris anderson

    Join TODAY the free SilverlightShow webinar 'Running Silverlight Outside the Browser and with Elevated Trust, delivered by Chris Anderson (read SilverlightShow interview with Chris).

    The webinar will start at 8 am PDT (check your local time) and will include a 45-min presentation, and a 20 minute Q&A session. Chris Andrson will try to reply to as many questions as possible within the time allocated. All unanswered questions will be replied to after the webinar, via email.

    A recording of the full webinar will be emailed to everyone who registered for this webinar, and will also be published on SilverlightShow webinars page.

    Fill out our post-webinar evaluation survey! The attendee who provided the most constructive feedback on this webinar will get a free ebook copy of Chris Anderson's latest book Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4.




  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Svetla Stoycheva  on  Aug 20, 2010 (8 months ago)

    Free SilverlightShow Webinar: 

    Running Silverlight Outside the Browser and with Elevated Trust 

    September 7th, 2010, 8 am - 9 am PDT (see your local time)

    Register for this webinar

    In this live webinar session Chris Anderson will cover the following topics:

    • Configuring OOB mode
    • Debugging OOB
    • Determining installation status and current execution mode
    • The role of sllauncher.exe
    • Toast notifications
    • Checking for updates
    • Elevated trust vs sandboxed mode
    • Implementing custom chrome, and handling window events
    • Direct file access (with a short discussion about the drag/drop target functionality and open/save dialogs)
    • The possibilities opened by COM access
    • Silverlight OOB vs WPF XBAP
    • Signing your Silverlight application with elevated trust to enable updates 

    About the speaker:

    Chris Anderson has been a professional developer for over 10 years, specializing in building desktop, web, and mobile business applications using Microsoft technologies for industries as wide ranging as accounting, property valuation, mining, the fresh produce industry, logistics, field services, sales, and construction.
    Chris is now a co-owner of Peer Placements (a specialist recruitment firm for software developers), in addition to working as a consultant, author, and Australian representative of SilverlightShow.net. Currently specializing in Silverlight, Chris has spoken on this topic at conferences such as Code Camp Australia, TechEd Australia, Silverlight Code Camp Australia, REMIX Australia, and numerous Sydney Silverlight Designer and Developer Network (SDDN) meetings (for which he is a co-organiser).
    He is also the author of Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4 (for Apress), and co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2010 (for Wrox). Chris maintains a blog at http://chrisa.wordpress.com/, and can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/christhecoder.

    60 minutes, including Q&A

    Technical Requirements:
    Internet connection and computer speakers for audio.

    Want to see more scheduled webinars? Check SilverlightShow Webinar page.



  • .toolbox: FREE Silverlight Training

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 15, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    Andy Beaulieu announces that the Expression Blend Evangelism Team at Microsoft has just released .toolbox - a free online training source for Silverlight and Expression Blend designers and developers! You may take a look at the .toolbox training here.

    One of the unique aspects of the .toolbox training is that it enlisted the talents of real-world design agencies to create the sample applications you use in the training. I think this makes for challenging and realistic training scenarios. I personally created several of the .toolbox training modules, and it was equally challenging as a trainer to pull apart the awesome creations from the top-notch design agencies and form useful training modules from them.

  • Silverlight 4 Training Course

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Nov 30, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    A new training course on Silverlight 4 has been released on channel9.

    The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes hands-on-labs, a video and a whitepaper designed to help you learn about the new features in Silverlight 4 focusing on three major areas: Enabling Business Application Development, Empowering Richer Experiences and Moving Beyond the Browser. Some of the new highly anticipated features include Printing, WebCam and Microphone support, custom right-click, rich text, HTML support and access to local files with trusted applications.

  • Microsoft Expression Webcasts

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jan 27, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Tags: Microsoft , webcast , Expression , Developer , Designer , training

    Mark Johnston has posted about 28 Microsoft Expression Webcasts.

    My colleagues in the US created a tonne of great video training content for Microsoft Expression design tools.