Raleigh Code Camp 2009

The date has been selected for the 2009 Raleigh Code Camp. It’s going to take place
this year on Saturday September 15th in Raleigh, NC. The call for speakers is out,
and you can submit your talks at www.codecamp.org for
the event. We’re looking forward to another stellar event!

If you have never attended a Code Camp before, they are a free day of developer training
put on by other developers. The speakers volunteer their time (and travel) to present
on topics they are passionate about. With typically draw a number of MVP’s and other
experts in a variety of topics areas. The cool things is that you don’t need to be
a conference speaker or have some special title to speak, and in fact some of the
best presentations I’ve seen are from people who are just passionate about their area
of interest. The event is free, but you must register to attend. Attendee registration
will begin in August.

On a side note, WPF MVVM Superstar Karl
is planning attend and may also be presenting a special version of his
MVVM LOB training talk on Friday before. We’re looking at the interest and availability
of venue right now. Karl’s an amazing and passionate WPF expert, and his talks have
packed rooms across the country and around world. If you are interested in attending
please let me know.

Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 Get Serious

Friday at a launch event host in San Francisco and streamed live around the world,
Microsoft publically released Silverlight 3 and Expression 3. The event include on
overview keynote highlighting some partner projects as well as deep dive silverlight
training sessions. Much of the content is available at http://seethelight.com .

While Silverlight 2 made some steps providing a strong development foundation the
brought .Net to the a multi-browser, multi-platform environment. In just 22 months
since the launch of Silverlight 1, it’s remarkable to see where to platform is at.
Silverlight 3 is polished, robust, and ready to change to web.

At the beginning of the launch event S. Somasegar, Senior VP of Microsoft’s Developer
Division talked a bit about Microsoft’s role in creating a development platform and
tools that “helps you build great software that you want to build, that your users
want to use”. there are over 6 million .Net developers around the world with the core
skills and tools in place already to develop Silverlight applications.

In the next few days we’ll be seeing a lot of new Silverlight 3 projects released
as developers move their projects to the latest bits. There are a few breaking changes
from the public beta, so please be sure to read through the changes documents. 


The must read posts:

3 Released

Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update- Part 1- Navigation

3 Released! What is new/changed?

Silverlight 3 RTW

Happened to the asp-Silverlight Control-

Wildermuth – Biggest Suprises in Silverlight 3

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Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 Launch

The following arrived in the inbox tonight via MSDN Flash:


Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft Expression 3: See the Light.

Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 Launch

Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 will be unveiled at a virtual launch event
on July 10, 2009. Attend the event at www.seethelight.com on
July 10 to watch the keynote sessions and see new in-depth sessions. Stroll through
the customer and partner pavilions in the Exhibition Hall or stop by ‘The Visual Kitchen’
TV show and watch the chefs as they dish up digital designs and development entrees
as part of this exclusively produced online experience.

Looking forward to Friday!!!


Building Business Applications in Silverlight 3

If you’re interested in Silverlight 3 and building business applications you’re not
going to want to miss this excellent free Silverlight training opportunity!

Join us at Advanced Home Care on Tuesday, 7th July, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner
& Meet & Greet: 6-6:45 p.m.)

Directions link: (4001
Piedmont Parkway, High Point, NC 27265).


Silverlight 3 is expected to hit the web sometime soon this summer and in this
presentation you will learn about some of the new features applicable to developing
business applications with Silverlight 3. We will look at building solutions with
the new navigation framework, accessing, validating, and updating data with .NET RIA
Services, working with the new capabilities to make your Silverlight applications
SEO friendly, and a few more things as well.


6:00 – 6:30          Dinner &
Meet & Greet

6:45 – Presentation

· General Announcements

· Building Business Applications in Silverlight 3.0

Presented by:

· Jim Duffy is founder and president of TakeNote Technologies, an award-winning
training, consulting, and software development company specializing in .NET software
developer training and helping clients create business solutions with Microsoft technologies.
Jim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP, an INETA speaker, and is an
entertaining and popular speaker at regional user groups and international developer
conferences. He is also a co-host of Computers 2K9, a call-in radio show on WRBZ (AM
850), 850 The Buzz, in Raleigh, NC. You can find additional information about Jim,
TakeNote Technologies, links to his blog, as well as a public training class schedule,
on-site training information, consulting information, and software development services
at at  

Please see the www.triaddev.org site,
or click the
Directions link.

So be sure to RSVP today! Note: You may RSVP in reply to this e-mail, or