We’re expecting great things from Microsoft very soon… I feel like an expecting father pacing up and down the hall.

So, we’re delighted to have secured Ian Ellison-Taylor who is the General Manager of Client Platforms and Tools at Microsoft – that means that he’s in charge of WPF and Silverlight project programmes. We’re still figuring out the format of the evening, but Ian will be highlighting the new feature and insights to Silverlight 3 and the Expression 3 Suite with an opportunity to fire lots of questions at him!

Microsoft are kindly providing the facilities of Cardinal Place (nr Victoria) so that we can accommodate a larger audience. Microsoft are donating pizza and EMC Conchango will be providing the liquid refreshments!

So, the details are:


Date:   Wednesday 22nd July 2009
Time:  Registration @ 18:30, Kick off @19:00 – please don’t be late!
           Till about 9:30pm
Where: Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
             100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL

You can register here or via Michelle.

Registered attendees will be notified with final details by Monday 20th July.

We are continuing to grow our community so please forward this onto anyone else who may be interested, that includes your friend, your colleagues or even your boss! Please register and we hope to see you there!


About Ian Ellison-Taylor

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Ian Ellison-Taylor has been working with Microsoft for about 18 years! In the early years he was a shell developer on Windows 3.1 (Channel9 interview) but more recently has been one of the principal guiding figures of WPF and Silverlight. Currently holding the title of “General Manager of Client Platforms and Tools” he’s responsible for both the WPF and Silverlight product teams. Ian remains quite elusive from the Microsoft blogs but can be hunted down on Channel9 talking about WPF if you look hard enough!


Want to join the discussion?
The event is geared to please/interest/inform both developers and designers alike, so if you are interested in coming along then please contact either myself or Michelle Flynn (here) and we will be glad to take your details.

Want to present or showcase?
We are always on the lookout for presenters for future sessions – whether it be a high or low level coding walk through, a workflow perspective or showcase demo. If you think that you have a topic/presentation that ought to be shared with the community then please contact me (here) and I’ll see if I can get you scheduled in!

In addition to emailing us directly there is also a Facebook group for the "Silverlight UK User Group" that we set up. Check for updates there too!


This is a cross post from my EMC blog, mainly for backup duplicity and to aggregate some of my past postings. My EMC blog used to be under the Conchango brand but was acquired by EMC so I’ve also retrospectively refreshed some of the old links and maybe a tweak a bit of content too.
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