Sela Developer Days 2011 – Save the Date!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sela Technology Center is proud to present Sela Developer Days 2011 which will be held on June 26-30. One stage - hottest topics - Israel and world lead experts. A rare opportunity to hear all about the next big things in our technological world. 25 full-day workshops 15 lead experts 5 days You can find the full agenda on the conference website. Although I recommend ALL the lectures, I believe my blog readers will most enjoy...

MIX 2011: Advanced Feature in Silverlight 5

Friday, April 15, 2011

This session was delivered by Nick Kramer, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft. Topics discussed: Unrestricted file access Silverlight 5 trusted apps can access all files. Silverlight 4 trusted apps could only access My Documents and friends. Access is done using the standard .NET Directory.EnumerateFiles and File.OpenRead Trusted apps in-browser In Silverlight 4 only out-of-browser application could be trusted with user consent In Silverlight 5: in-browser trusted apps with admin consent Trusted apps can access files, Use P/Invoke, COM Interop, etc. ...

MIX 2011: Graphics and 3D with Silverlight 5

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This session was delivered by Aaron Oneal, Program Manager from Microsoft. Aaron started his presentation with a very cool demo of the 3D capabilities of Silverlight 5. His demo used a model containing 140,000 triangles, with excellent performance. Next, Aaron discussed why 3D graphics was emphasized in Silverlight 5 (3rd most wanted feature on Silverlight User Voice) and what are the common scenarios for using 3D graphics (geographic apps, astronomy, 3D charts and reports, medical imaging, etc.) Aaron continued with a comparison of Silverlight 3D graphics with other 3D APIs...

MIX 2011: Building In Browser Experiences with Silverlight 5

This session was delivered by Steve Lasker, Lead Program Manager from Microsoft. In this session Steve showed some of the enhancements in Silverlight 5 used to provide a more productive solution for developers. Steve showed complete demos on the following subjects: Binding in Style Setters Implicit Data Templates RelativeSource Ancestor Bindings Custom Markup Extensions Data Binding Debugging ...

MIX 2011: Day 2 Keynotes Summary

Yet another post on MIX 2011 second day keynotes. The Keynotes started by Joe Belfiore presenting some information about how Windows Phone Updates are done. Specifically, Joe answered the common questions: Why the update came later than anticipated? (deployments bugs..) Who decides when to update? (MS and the operators) Joe stated that there are currently almost 13K apps in the Windows Phone market. The next edition of Windows Phone Ecosystem will support 16 additional languages and up to 35 countries will be...