Agenda Introduction Silverlight Roadmap Exploring new features of Silverlight 3.0 Exploring RIA services Demos Q & A
Introduction Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building and delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIA) for the Web. Silverlight unifies the capabilities of the server, the Web, and the desktop, of managed code and dynamic languages, of declarative and traditional programming, and the power of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
Introduction Silverlight enables following features: It is a cross-browser, cross-platform technology. It runs in all popular Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Flock, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera, and on Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. It provides a consistent experience no matter where it runs. It is supported by a very small download that installs in seconds.
Silverlight 3.0 new features Developing LOB applications with Silverlight RIA. Controls Search Discoverability .NET RIA Services Framework Improved Performance Advanced Accessibility
Search Engine Discoverability Silverlight Solves the SEO-related challenges posed by RIAs by utilizing business objects on the server, together with ASP.NET controls and site maps, and automatically mirror database-driven RIA content into HTML that is easily indexed by the leading search engines. Demo
Outof Browser Out of browser Experience / Demo Run Apps Out of Browser Desktop & Start Menu Safer & More Secure Smooth Installation& Auto Update Windows Integration Connectivity Detection
Silverlight 3.0 new features Graphics Perspective3DGraphics Bitmap Caching New Bitmap API Themed App Support Enhanced Control Skinning Improved Text Rendering
Silverlight 3.0 new features Media Smooth Streaming More Format Choices Full Screen HD Playback Extensible Media Formats Industry LeadingContent Protection
More Features Application library caching Deep Zoom improved. Binary XML communication with the server is compressed, improving performance. Local connections allow communication between two Silverlight applications, on the client side. LocalConnection API to communicate (using a named pipe style model)
Links Silverlight Beta 3 runtime http://silverlight.net/getstarted/silverlight3/default.aspx Silverlight Beta 3 for Visual Studio Tools http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=143571 Silverlight Beta 3 Toolkit http://codeplex.com/Silverlight
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