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MIX 09: Review Day 1

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Hi,

This years at MIX it was a great year for the Silverlight technology. For my part, i focus on the session about Silverlight and Expression Blend. So here is the review and the highlight of the session i attend.

Keynote

  • Bill Buxton 
    Bill did a really good introduction. I didn’t know much about him. I’m really glad to have his book. His knowledge in user experience seems his very good. I’m looking forward to read his book.
  • Scott Guthrie
    What to says!! I’ve heard a lot about him, read his blog. But seeing him live on stage it was unbelievable. His introduction was very funny. It very impressive to see how he know the software and the framework the teams under him are developing.

 

Session #1 – What’s new in Microsoft Silverlight 3

This presentation was very interesting because it give a full overview of all the new features in Silverlight 3. Joe Stagman did a great job showing these new features.
- Pixel Shader
- Perspective 3D
- Style and theme
- Animation easing

I suggest this session: http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/T14F

Session #2 – Building Amazing Business Centric Applications With Silverlight 3

Brad Adams present us Silverlight in way i was waiting to! If you are looking to develop business application this is really a session you want to see! Don’t miss his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/.
- Silverlight 3
- .NET RIA Services

I suggest this session:  http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/T40F

Session #3 – .NET RIA Services - Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET

This session presented by Nikhil Kotari, shows us how simple it is now to work with data wit the new .NET RIA Services. This session complete perfectly the presentation of Brad Adams. It is now possible to develop business application with minimum effort. 

Again don’t miss Nikhil blogs, http://www.nikhilk.net/.

I suggest this session:  http://videos.visitmix.com/MIX09/T41F

 

Conclusion of Day 1

This day was probably the most impressive. First it was the first time i attend at this kind of event. Second, being able to see some people i used to read on blogs or see in video, was incredible. Also it was really focused on Silverlight 3. The day ended perfectly with the attendee party at the Tao club.

 

Regards,¨
Louis-Philippe

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