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Show 107: John Papa talks about Upcoming Silverlight Awesomeness

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded September 13, 2010

John Papa Interview

  • John’s been at Microsoft for almost a year now
  • Scott Guthrie is coming to Silverlight TV!!! (stay tuned)
  • John’s experiences in traveling to Asia and evangelizing Silverlight
  • Sneak peek into PDC
  • Sneak peek at MVVM Patterns and Practices summit with Karl Shifflett (The Angel and Devil in Your Head)
  • December 2nd is a Silverlight Firestarter in Redmond!!!
  • John’s upcoming Windows Phone book!!!

John Papa is a Sr Technical Evangelist for Microsoft (formerly a Microsoft Silverlight MVPINETA speaker, and member of the WPF and Silverlight Insiders). He specializes in professional application development with Microsoft technologies including Silverlight, WPF, C#, .NET and SQL Server. John has written over 70 articles and authored 9 books including his latest book Data Driven Services with Silverlight by O’Reilly Media.He can often be found speaking around the world at industry conferences such asMIX,  TechEd, PDCVSLive and DevConnections, and hosts the popular showSilverlight TV on Channel 9. John also hosts the annual Silverlight MIXer, a gathering of some of the most influential members of the Silverlight community. You can always find John at johnpapa.net

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 106: Jetpack themes and MVVM on LIDNUG

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded September 13, 2010

News

  • Barnes-gate 2010.  We’ll be chatting with Scott Barnes soon… He’s *very* supportive of Silverlight and the Designer story.
  • Windows Phone 7 devices coming out in early October?
  • Silverlight Cream posts top authors from March to August.
  • Jesse Liberty has Silverlight competency tests.
  • Dan Wahlin talks about MVVM on LIDNUG.
  • Brian Henderson has great new site updated daily with Silverlight news.
  • 8 part series on fluid layouts.
  • Jetpack theme available for Silverlight.

Rumors

Kelly outs Valerie Plame (er Scott Davis).

For an upcoming week: The rise and fall of Ux at Microsoft.

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 105: Shawn Wildermuth’s Upcoming Windows Phone 7 Book

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

 

This week we’re joined by Shawn Wildermuth.  He’s writing a Windows Phone 7 book, and he gives us the inside scoop!

 Shawn is the creator of the popular Silvelright Tour Workshops

Shawn’s blog is here.

What we Talk About

  • Shawn’s new book!
  • Shawn’s experience with a Windows Phone device (mostly positive).
  • Is Shawn carrying the Windows Phone 7 phone as his ownly phone?
  • Why cloud is important for the phone.
  • XNA versus Silverlight on Windows Phone 7
  • Multitasking – Android versus Windows Phone 7.
  • Lessons that Windows Phone has learned from iOS and Android.

About Shawn

Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau and an author of six books about .NET. Shawn is involved with Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider, Data Insider and Connected Technology Advisors (WCF/Oslo/WF). He has been seen speaking at a variety of international conferences including SDC, VSLive, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET and MSDN Online. He has over twenty years of software development regularly blogs about a range of topics including Silverlight, Oslo, Databases, XML and web services on his blog (http://wildermuth.com). He is currently teaching workshops around the country through his training company AgiliTrain (https://agilitrain.com).

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 104: Windows Phone Dev Tools Nearing Release!

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 23, 2010

News

  • Windows Phone dev tools are coming!
  • Great list of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices.
  • Developer roadmap for Windows Phone.
  • iPhone to WP7 tutorial series.
  • Mary J Foley on the missing Windows Slates.  Listen to the 1-6 minute marks on this podcast.

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 103: Windows Phone 7 Development Hardware with Walt Ritscher

What’s new This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 16, 2010

We’re joined this week by a live studio audience!  Thanks to Jason Mauer.

This week, we have an interview withWalt Ritscher talking about the new Windows Phone 7 developer hardware.

Walt Ritscher’s enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early, first surfacing while coding on a borrowed Apple computer.  Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics. On the consulting side, he works with customers like Microsoft HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group. He writes for several publications, including CODE Magazine, TechTarget and is featured as the Silverlight video author for Lynda.com.
His current UI obsession includes Silverlight, Windows  Phone 7  and WPF APIs. His blog can be found at blog.wpfwonderland.com. Walt is also a MVP and the author of the free Shazzam Shader Editor. (shazzam-tool.com

Walt Ritscher Interview

  • How does the WP7 device compare to other smart devices?  It’s so, so.  It has high and low points.
  • There isn’t yet a twitter app for WP7???
  • Are there currently apps in the marketplace?  There’s a couple, but it doesn’t look like “the switch” has been flipped yet.
  • Is there a performance difference running apps in the emulator versus on the device?  Yes.
  • The emulator is not throttled to actual device speeds.  This gives rise to the potential that performance may be (significantly?) different when running on a device.
  • Is running your code on WP7 devices a motivator to write apps?  Definitely.

News

 

App of the Week

USGA Golf App for Windows Phone 7.

Guest Hosts

Brian Henderson is a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Show 102: Windows Phone 7 Development Heats Up

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded August 9, 2010

Rumors

  • Microsoft employees and interns are getting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices.
  • Hardware leaks of WP7 devices are beginning.
  • HTC device is looking nice.
  • Kelly apparently likes the Dell Lightning.  A lot.
  • Jusin Angel points out that Vertigo has a WP7 device.

News  

 

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

Adam Kinney and Karl Shifflett talk about developer/designer workflow in Portland!

Adam Kinney and Karl Shifflett talk about developer/designer workflow in WPF and Silverlight at the Portland Silverlight User Group

When:

8/10/2010 6:00pm

Where:

Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

2501 NW 229th Avenue

Hillsboro, OR 97124

http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?org=aj#/fotw1o04svrqm3xg

****This is not our normal location****

What we’re giving away:

cool stuff AND a copy of MSDN Ultimate worth approximately $200,000* AND some Website Spark subscriptions **

*- assumes you use the MSDN subscription to start your own company and write something awesome.

** – worth $100,000*

Topic:

Building toolable Silverlight applications that enable the designer developer workflow

Warning: We won’t be 20 seconds into this session before mashing the gas pedal to the floor.  After looking at the XAML tools Blend & Cider, we’ll dive deep into toolable application design.  Toolable applications not only enhance the initial development experience but also provide benefits to long term application maintenance.  An additional benefit is the enabling of the designer developer workflow.  See the two roles played out in the presentation as they collaborate without clobbering each other.

Speakers

Karl Shifflett is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on the WPF and Silverlight Designer since August of 2008. Before Microsoft, Karl was a software architect, former Microsoft MVP and Code Project MVP. He has been designing & developing business applications since 1989 and transitioned to .NET in March of 2003. In April of 2007 he joined the list of WPF fanatics & evangelists. He is a member of Team Mole that delivered the Mole Visualizer for Visual Studio to the world. He is the author of the very popular XAML Power Toys; loves WPF and Silverlight LOB and is developing a passion for Windows Phone 7 and ASP.NET MCV. You can read his blog at: http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com/.

Adam Kinney is a creative developer with a strong focus on UI technologies including HTML, CSS, Canvas, Processing, Flash, WPF and Silverlight. He enjoys working in the space between design and development teams enabling the best results from both sides. Having spent the last five years as an Evangelist for Microsoft, Adam also enjoys sharing his knowledge and helping  others learn new UI technologies and tools. Recently leaving Microsoft, he is currently working on a variety of interesting projects and experiments with the crew at Pixel Lab and  posting tutorials on his personal site:http://adamkinney.com.

Sponsors

Vertigo – Vertigo is an award-winning design and development firm that uses the latest Microsoft technologies to redefine the user experience for the Web, mobile and multi-touch environments. Vertigo develops rich media solutions such as Silverlight Deep Zoom image galleries, HD on-demand and live-streaming videos and social media integration.

Webtrends – Webtrends helps you turn the data generated by your web site, blogs, online campaigns and enterprise systems into understanding of your customers and business opportunity.

Intel – They make cool stuff.

This Week In Silverlight 7.23.2010 – Early Windows Phone 7 Reviews

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 23, 2010

News  

  • MSFT giving out Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices to all employees.
  • Justin Angel (@JustinAngel): “Microsoft should just say to developers: 99.9% of you will only touch a Windows Phone 7 device once you buy one.”
  • WP7 is getting good reviews on Engadget and Wired.
  • Silverlight Analytics Framework updated.
  • Postvision is a new Silverlight 3D Engine.
  • What Silverlight apps would you “sell” to MSFT?
  • Shawn Wildermuth has an MSDN page talking about how he built Give-A-Quiz.
  • 5 hardware partners to have WP7 devices at launch.
  • WP7 UI Guide is available.
  • Links to video recordings to 1st Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart
  • Blend-O-Rama – Lunch Series
  • Contest: Win a BALL Watch by creating one in Expression Blend with Silverlight 
  • Contest:VS Ultimate + MSDN subscription for styling controls.

App of the Week

Silverlight World Cup Mashup

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight – Windows Phone tools in Beta

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 16, 2010

Silverlight Cream interview with Dave Campbell

This week we’re joinged by Silverlight MVP of the year Dave Campbell!  Dave runs Silverlight Cream which is the hub of all Silverlight information :)   Read Dave’s blog here.

*Important* – Dave says that if you’ve moved your Silverlight pages, make sure the’res a redirect so we can still get to that content.

News  

  • Windows Phone 7 (WP7) dev tools are in beta!
    • Blend for phone is now in the install
    • Panorama and Pivot controls will be included in the next couple of weeks.
  • WP7 execution model is changing (Tombstoning, launcher, etc.). Get up to speed with part 1 and part 2.
  • WP7 training kit updated.
  • WP7 book by Charles Petzold has also been updated.
  • Frank La Vigne has a mega list of WP7 resources.
  • Make sure to check out the code for this Offline RSS reader for WP7.
  • Hello World on WP7 with MVVM Light by Allen Newton.
  • Walt Ritscher ships Shazzam (pixel shader tool).
  • Make sure you understand WP7 and push notifications.

Rumors

The crew tries to figure out how to get a phone

Kowtow to the folks you know at Microsoft (show your demo projects, etc.).  Not sure how we feel about this…  Shouldn’t the (potential) phone devs receive more of a first class treatment?  Afterall, they’re who will make or break the Windows Phone 7 project.

An early review says WP7 sucks

Here’s the review, and here’s a rebuttal.

This review makes Erik nervous.  The other hosts are more sanguine.  It seems like this person is mabye just trying to make headlines?

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

This Week In Silverlight – Phones are here!

What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded July 9, 2010

Callouts

  • Adam Kinney has left Microsoft and is now at Pixel Lab.  Congrats.
  • Dave Campbell of Silverlight Cream has 899 Silverlight posts up (with *thousands* of links).  Congrats.

News  

Rumors

Imagination cup winners got Samsung Windows Phone 7 Phones

These are the first WP7 phones in the wild.  The entire crew is jealous.

Silverlight for Symbian is released

It’s based on SL2, and it’s out in the wild.  Erik wonders if there’s a *real* development story there.  No reason to think there isn’t… but it’s a suspiciously quiet release.

Kin phones dead – revisited with campus rumors

Microsoft is taking a lot of flack over this.  But every big company makes these mistakes.  Remember the Rockr?

MS rank and file (really talented folks!) are feeling embarrassed over the whole Kin thing.

There’s a leadership shuffle at the mothership.  Will the… less talented… execs take control of WP7?  If so… game over.  Enter 10 years of Mobile failure.

Application Of The Week

The Silverlight Media Framework is app of the week again! (v2 released)

 Events

Checkout the Agilitrain Silverlight Advanced classes.  The next is in Atlanta on July 22nd.

XNA Game dev for WP7 on July 15, 2010

Mix 11 is April 12-14

Guest Hosts

Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.

Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.

Music kindly provided by YACHT.

 

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