Besug Event: How to integrate Silverlight in Sharepoint

Besug organises a new session in May.  The objective of this session is to focus on the advantages of using Silverlight in Sharepoint and build a real-life application in 2 hours.

 The session will be presented by Karine Bosch.  She started her career as a Sharepoint Developer with the release of Sharepoint 2003 and developed her CAML Query Builder (a tool that allows to create dynamic CAML queries using a Windows user interface).  After the release of Sharepoint 2007 beta, Karine participated in a couple of projects for Microsoft Redmond.  One of the projects was the Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint.  This project contains some samples on how you can integrate Silverlight with Sharepoint.  At this moment, Karine works as a freelancer for the Ted Pattisson Group (USA) and Andrew Connell.

 The session will take place on the 14th of May at the Microsoft buildings in Zaventem and is totally free of charge.  The sessions start at 19u and ends at 21u.  Places are limited, so be sure to register at http://www.besug.be

Silverlight 3.0: working with behaviors

A new feature of Silverlight 3.0 are behaviors.  Behaviorsare small pieces of code that you can drag on elements in Expression Blend ( or use in Xaml of course ).  I’ve created 3 behaviors to animate any element you want.  You can fade in or fade out, use 3D projection and scale elements.

The source code can be downloaded from http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/AnimationBehavior

Silverlight 3 announced at Mix

In the first keynote of Mix, Scott Guthrie himself announced the release of the first Silverlight 3 beta.  I’m very excited about this release.  Some of the new features:

  • 3D effects
  • Pixel shaders
  • It will be possible to create Silverlight applications that runs outside the browser ( on PC and Mac! )
  • It will be possible to import Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop files into Expression Blend and even edit the file with Expression Blend.

I’m especially looking forward to work with this last 2 features.  You can download the visual studio tools for Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 preview from http://silverlight.net.  Every session at Mix will also be available for download 24 hours after the session.  Check it out at http://live.visitmix.com/.

 As soon as I’m back from Mix, I start creating some tutorials about Silverlight 3 that I will post here.