What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded May 28, 2010

News  

Rumors

30 Million Win Phone 7 Devices Forcasted by 2012

*Late-breaking correction*: the 30 million number cited here and in the show is not just WP7 devices.

Brian talks about the forecast and what it means.

Erik thinks that 30 million sounds reasonable.  This is partly because smartphones will be more popular overall.

Kelly thinks Android will have a pretty good lead at that point.

The Rumor about Steve Ballmer at WWDC (Apple Conference) is False

Was the analyst was pretty much making stuff up…?

Erik points out that Microsoft’s denial was a little weird.

There was speculation that Ballmer would announce Silverlight on the iPhone.  The crew thinks this is pretty unlikely.

Application Of The Week

http://www.veripane.com/ 

Extra Discussion

Kelly has heard from (supposedly) reliable sources that Silverlight/Sharepoint consultants can bill out at $200-$300/hour.  The crew ponders the possibilities.

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.