Silverlight FireStarter DC Keynote

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Silverlight FireStarter DC Keynote

  1. 1. June 6, 2009 Reston, VA
  2. 2. We <3 Our Sponsors
  3. 3. Career Opportunities With AIS!! We’re Always Looking for Bright People  Project Manager  Architect  Lead Designer  Designer-Developer  Developer Amy Smith Senior Talent Acquisition Lead amy.smith@appliedis.com
  4. 4. Silverlight Tour  Jun 16-18, 2009  Attendees get a 10% discount  3 days of intensive Silverlight 2 and 3  Coverage of Expression Blend and Visual Studio  Understand the full Control Model and Customization http://silverlight-tour.com/
  5. 5. © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  6. 6. House Rules  No Smoking  Clean Up After Yourself  We are all guests of Microsoft  Let’s be good guests  Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms!
  7. 7. FireStarter: Day of Learning  Free and run by volunteers  Speakers are giving freely of their time  Some speakers are presenting for the first time today  Remember, this is a community event  Please silence all cell phones
  8. 8. Twitter Mania! Event  @SILVERLIGHTDC  #SLFSDC Speakers  @Tableteer  @Pete_Brown  @DevHammer  @DSaxman  @joelcochran
  9. 9. Social Media Explained?
  10. 10. Goals
  11. 11. What is Silverlight?  Uses XAML  XML description of CLR objects  Vector based graphics  Runs on Window, Mac and Linux  Silverlight Mobile coming  Version 2 is released  Version 3 is currently in Beta  RTM in July!
  12. 12. How Did We Get Here?
  13. 13. Evolution of UX –Text Based UI • User Experience • Usability – Low • Flexibility – Low • Engagement – None • Performance – Excellent • Development Experience • Reasonable skill set • Clunky editors and debuggers early on • No Choice • Deployment Experience • Easy Era: Mainframe to DOS
  14. 14. Evolution of UX – Desktop GUI • User Experience • Usability – High • Flexibility – High • Engagement – Medium • Performance – Very Good • Development Experience • Good tools, platforms, languages • Generally needed only two languages: VB/C# and SQL • Deployment Experience • Very Difficult at first • Easier with .NET Era: Windows 3.1 to
  15. 15. Evolution of UX – Web Based UI • User Experience • Usability – Medium/Low • Flexibility – Medium • Engagement – High • Performance – Poor-Good • Development Experience • High Effort, High Cost • Cross Browser Problems • Multiple Languages: VB/C#, JavaScript, xml, xsl, SQL, HTML, CSS • Debugging Difficult •Deployment Experience • Easy Era: Internet era to Present
  16. 16. Evolution of UX – RIA • User Experience • Usability – High • Flexibility – TBD • Engagement – High • Performance – Good to Excellent • Development Experience • Good tools, platforms, languages • Generally need only: VB/C#, XAML and SQL •Deployment Experience • Easy, via browser • Silverlight • Click-once for WPF Era: Flash v1 to Present
  17. 17. This is an Interface
  18. 18. This is an Experience
  19. 19. Good Experience is Good Business
  20. 20. The 3 R’s of Client Development
  21. 21. Reach: The Web  Widest possible reach  From text only devices to desktops; from laptops to mobile phones; the web works just about anywhere  Platform/Browser Independent* *Write once, test everywhere in every conceivable combination.  Hard to debug  Easy to Deploy  User experience varies
  22. 22. Rich: Windows Client Application  Richest experience possible  Response time is instantaneous  WPF applications can leverage hardware acceleration for some truly engaging user experiences  Easy to Debug  Narrow focus  Deployment concerns
  23. 23. RIA: Silverlight Applications  Happy Medium of Reach and Rich  Response time is instantaneous  Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux  Easy to Debug  Wide focus  Easy deployment  Enables great user experiences
  24. 24. RIA in Depth • RIA brings the best of desktop and client/server applications to the best of web applications  Web deployment  Enhanced user experience • Microsoft RIA (WPF and Silverlight)  One skillset, language, and toolset, from the database to the services and sites, through to the client, in the browser or on the desktop ○ soon, add phone and mobile devices to the list
  25. 25. One Markup Language to Rule Them All
  26. 26. We’ll Give You the Matches
  27. 27. You Start the Fire

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