Snow has dominated the UK headlines recently, giving rise to the BBC News new media sound bite of Frozen Britain. I wonder if I should have cancelled my ski holiday and headed for the local hills! Hopefully you won’t be suffering from being snowed-in come February 3rd for the first meeting of the Silverlight UK User Group in 2010. I’m very pleased to announce that we have two excellent Silverlight sessions lined up.
- Mike Taulty will be give us a run through of Silverlight 4 and MEF (in light of previous session feedback and as a follow up to Ian Smith’s previous session on PRISM.
- Johannes Kebeck will introduce us to using Bing Maps within Silverlight – an promising partnership given the release of the new developer tools and the introduction of Bing Maps Beta – both announced late last year (and for which I blogged about it’s new features here, notably that about StreetSide).
We’re running the next meeting from the Microsoft office at Cardinal Place so I would like to thank Microsoft for generously allowing us to use their conference rooms and feeding us as well as providing us with two speakers! I can’t wait!
Anyway, the details are below:
Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Registration @ 18:00, Kick off @18:30 – don’t be late!
Microsoft London (Cardinal Place)
|You can register here or via Michelle.|
|Registered attendees will be notified with the final details by Monday 1st February.|
Welcome/Kick off @ 18:30
Silverlight 4 has a new framework that can help in building loosely-coupled and extensible applications – the Managed Extensibility Framework or MEF. MEF’s key ability is to flexibly compose an application out of a set of component parts that describe the functionality they expose and the functionality that they depend upon. MEF has the ability to discover components without the need for up-front registration and is extensible in many, many ways. In this session we’ll do a tour around MEF to look at what it does for you, how it does it and how you can use and extend it in your own Silverlight applications.
Breakout for refreshments kindly provided by MICROSOFT (pizza & beer & fizzies) and a bit of mingling!
In this session you will have a closer look at the Bing Maps Silverlight Control. We will go through the basic steps to add multimedia content, connect to databases, create thematic maps and more. Throughout the session we will have a look at various options to measure performance and solve performance-related issues.
Please register and I hope to see you there!
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!
|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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