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MIX10 Roundup: Silverlight And IE9


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Ian Smith from presents a summary of Silverlight4 and IE9 announcements from the recent MIX10 conference in Las Vegas.

This presentation was given on 24th March 2010 at the EMC Consulting office in London.

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MIX10 Roundup: Silverlight And IE9

  1. 1. Silverlight 4 and IE9at MIX10<br />Ian Smith, Irascian Ltd<br />
  2. 2. Silverlight 4 Keynote Announcements<br />Release Candidate now (no “go live” license)<br />RTM “next month”<br />PDC (November 2009) =45% market share, Now=“approaching*60%”<br />Pinned full-screen mode added to RC release<br />*Dictionary definition of “approaching” = “to make advances to”<br />Ian Smith<br />1/13<br />
  3. 3. Silverlight 4 RC Changes since Beta 2<br />Diff list at 4 Beta-vs-Silverlight 4 RC.html<br />RichTextBox (was RichTextArea)<br />WebBrowserBrush (was HtmlBrush)<br />Printing API Enhancements<br />Native Automation (COM interop)<br />Language/Script Support<br />Networking<br />User Consent Dialogs (webcam, clipboard etc)<br />Silverlight 4 RC Offline Documentation<br />Updated RC Security Whitepaper at<br />Ian Smith<br />Ref:<br />2/13<br />
  4. 4. Silverlight 4 RC New since Beta 2<br />XAP Signing for Trusted Applications<br />Custom Window Chrome<br />Pinned full-screen mode<br />ContextMenu control<br />SLLauncher Silent Installs<br />WCF RIA Services Toolkit<br />XAML Parser Changes<br /><br /><br />Ian Smith<br />3/13<br />
  5. 5. Silverlight 4 – Coming Soon!<br />Silverlight Pivot Control (Summer 2010)<br />PRISM v4 (September 2010)<br />Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework (Beta available now for Silverlight 3/Blend 3) .....<br />Ian Smith<br />4/13<br />
  6. 6. Silverlight/Expression Studio Training<br /><br /><br />Ian Smith<br />5/13<br />
  7. 7. Silverlight Spy<br />Version to support Silverlight 4 RC released Sunday, 21st March 2010<br />Intention is that future version will support Windows Phone<br />Changes to way the product works will likely be necessary – ie specific build with Silverlight Spy assemblies rather than current XAP injection at download time<br />Changes to support Windows Phone will have an impact on planned PDF support in Document Toolkit (delayed)<br />Ian Smith<br />Disclaimer: There is no commitment on the part of First Floor Software to guarantee the above. The above bullet points reflect the current intention rather than a guarantee.<br />6/13<br />
  8. 8. Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework<br />Analytics is how you track success of your interactive experience. It’s where the money is!<br />Designers can use it to qualify their worth to the business.<br />There is a need to track applications running OOB so traditional HTML DOM bridge/JavaScript solution not acceptable.<br />Video scenarios can have poor performance impact with JavaScript solution<br />What about SketchFlow applications?<br />How do you do A/B Testing with subtle design changes?<br />Ian Smith<br />7/13<br />
  9. 9. Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework<br />Developed from ground-up with help of Analytics companies<br />MSAF is a key Flash differentiator for Silverlight<br />Blend behaviours enable Designer-friendly implementation<br />A/B Testing with State Groups and ABTesting behaviour<br />Framework comes with Visual Studio templates<br />Extensible using MEF<br />Beta is Silverlight 3/Blend 3 only<br />Ian Smith<br />8/13<br />
  10. 10. Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework<br />Anything that is an event can pass data structure to the Data Collector<br />Analytics Service 1<br />Online<br />Data Collector<br />Online<br />Analytics Service 2<br />Online<br />Analytics Service 3<br />Button Click<br />Online<br />Analytics Service 4<br />Button<br />Offline<br />Isolated Storage<br />Privacy Statement<br />Online<br />Event Log<br />Isolated Storage<br />Online<br />Be smart: Have a privacy statement and don’t track personal identity information<br />Ian Smith<br />9/13<br />
  11. 11. Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework<br />Analytics Service Partners partners<br />AT Internet<br />Comscore<br />GlanceGuide<br />Google Analytics<br />Nedstat<br />Pre-emptive Solutions<br />Quantcast<br />Telerik (through their control set)<br />Coming soon<br />Anvato<br />Conviva<br />Nielsen<br />Skytide<br />Visible Measures<br />Webtrends<br />Unica<br />Infragistics?<br />Ian Smith<br />10/13<br />
  12. 12. Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework<br />Links<br />Framework “home” page<br />Mix 10 video overview of SLAF<br />SketchFlow example (slide deck with analytics)<br />Ian Smith<br />11/13<br />
  13. 13. Internet Explorer 9 Highlights<br />Interoperable HTML5 Markup<br />GPU-powered HTML5 Graphics and Media<br />Across-the-board High Performance<br />Supports HTML 5, XHTML/XML and SVG<br />CSS3 Selectors and Namespaces mean less code<br />“Platform Preview” available now (doesn’t include all features shown at MIX keynote)<br />8-weekly “update” cycle of “Platform Preview”<br /><br />Let’s see some quick demo’s .....<br />Ian Smith<br />12/13<br />
  14. 14. IE9 and ACID3 Testing<br />IE8 managed a score of 20/100<br />IE9 currently has 55/100<br />ACID 3 high score not a priority for many reasons<br />Ian Smith<br />13/13<br />