What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight

Recorded June 18, 2010


  • Metro (Windows Phone 7) style Silverlight Desktop app.

  • Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices out for devs next month?
  • Adam Kinney announces that the Expression Studio 4 Launch videos are online.
  • Jeff Prosise talks about dynamic loading of .xaps using MEF.
  • Data Driven Apps with MVVM series.
  • Charles Petzold on orientation strategies in Windows Phone 7.
  • videos on Coding4Fun for Shuffleboard Game for WP7 (thanks AndyB!).
  • Windows Phone 7 – I need this app contest.  Microsoft will pay you $5000 and build the app.


Does Microsoft strategy have an iPad shaped hole in it?

arstechnica  thinks so. 

Brian is thinking about why there’s a hole in their strategy.  Is there a secret project in the works?  Hmm…

Brian is wondering about the upcoming tablets in the Microsoft world.

Erik wonders if it will be Windows 7 desktop.  Apparently, it will be Windows 7 embedded… which (to Erik) is mostly the desktop version.

Mike Hall has a preview of Windows Embedded Compact 7 (preview).  What a name.

Prototype of ASUS Eee Pad.

Erik and Kelly make up silly product names

Application Of The Week

Windows Phone 7 Bus Tracking App

Honorable mention – World Cup App by MSN Brazil (in Portugese)

Extra Conversation

Erik thinks that sharing your idea for an application is rarely a bad thing.  It’s the User Experience (Ux) that separates apps in the existing app stores.

Kelly points out that sharing youtube videos of your apps is also sharing your application’s Ux.

Brian points out that there might be Intellectual Property benefits to posting videos of your application.  It’s also their business story that’s important.

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.