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.