Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: More Than Pretty Colors: Building Business Apps with Silverlight 4 & WCF RIA Services



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Event Date:  January 20, 2010

Registration:  17:30

Event Time:  18:00 – 20:00

Event Location:
Microsoft Corporation
12012 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 673-7600

Speakers for tonight's presentation

Marc Schweigert, Principal Developer Evangelist

James Chittenden, Sr. User Experience Evangelist

Microsoft Corporation, US Public Sector Developer and Platform Evangelism Team


On November 18, 2009, at the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Corporation. unveiled a Beta version Silverlight 4. This latest version delivers hundreds of features and controls that, when combined with the continued innovation in Microsoft’s world-class tools for designers and developers — Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend – present the leading edge in rapid, powerful application development. With printing support, rich reporting and charting, an enhanced Out Of Browser model that supports more access to the underlying platform, and integration with back-end systems and server products including Microsoft SharePoint, Silverlight is ready for business.

Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.

What you will learn

Join Marc Schweigert and James Chittenden in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer/code focused overview of:

· What’s new in the Silverlight 4 beta and the latest release of WCF RIA Services (formerly .NET RIA Services).

· How to incorporate prototyping into your design process using Expression Blend and SketchFlow. You will see how the design can be moved forward into a real application using both Expression Blend and Visual Studio.

· The Model View ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern and how to effectively implement it in common scenarios.

· The new Bing Maps Silverlight control and how to incorporate location based information into your applications.

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.

Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360! Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.

Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in the raffle.