On this show, we talk about how to take the first step with Silverlight. We have a step-by-step guide that shows how exactly to write your first application. But we also have more. Much more.
We present 3 sections to today’s show:
The China Connection: Events halfway around the world could have a substantial impact on Silverlight development. We tell you how.
The Steps: We explain how to write a Silverlight application. It’s easier than you might think.
Softening up the Beach: In this section, we explain a crucial step in Silverlight development- one that is often forgotten, and one that isn’t even discussed in Silverlight documentation.

Transcript for the show

Useful links for the show:
Adam’s post on the NBC Olympics Silverlight Site – http://adamkinney.com/blog/317/default.aspx (http://shrinkster.com/w1x )
Connections Wikpedia site – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connections_(TV_series) (http://shrinkster.com/w8s )
90 day trial of Visual Studio 2008 Professional – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/products/cc268305.aspx ( http://shrinkster.com/w8r)
Microsoft Heroes Happen {Here} Launch events – http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/register/default.mspx (http://shrinkster.com/w8u)
Silverlight 2 Runtime and Tools download – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E0BAE58E-9C0B-4090-A1DB-F134D9F095FD&displaylang=en (http://shrinkster.com/w9b) Or navigate from http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/

Example Silverlight Applications:
Silverlight Gallery 2 Beta 1 Gallery – http://silverlight.net/community/gallerydetail.aspx?cat=5&sort=2 (http://shrinkster.com/w8w )
Hard Rock Memorabilia. Deep Zoom demo – http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/ (http://shrinkster.com/w92)
Fluxify. Resize and then upload files – http://fluxtools.net/emailphotos/ (http://shrinkster.com/w8y)
Image Snipper. Photoshop-like Silverlight application – http://silverlight.net/Samples/2b1/ImageSnipper/testpage.html (http://shrinkster.com/w8z)
Silverlight controls sample – http://silverlight.net/Samples/2b1/SilverlightControls/run/default.html (http://shrinkster.com/w8x )

Music for the show:
Lido In The Morning by General Fuzz from the album Messy’s Place
I Believe In You by YACHT from the album Instrumentals 2007
How it should have been by Jeff Wahl from the album Guinevere
Sidetrack by Lisa DeBenedictis from the album Fruitless