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.