Microsoft Silverlight is the latest generation of Microsoft UI technologies for web browser applications. It is based on (and a sub-set of) WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). It enables developers to create next-generation user interfaces in web browser applications that work not just on Windows systems, but other environments such as the Apple Mac or mobile devices. This is a radical departure from previous .NET development, which was limited to Windows systems. Silverlight applications enable developers to run .NET code on non-Windows Systems.
This session provides an overview of the latest generation of Microsoft UI technologies, including WPF, but mostly focusing on Silverlight, which is the “web version of WPF” or “Microsoft’s Flash”. This session also shows how to use Silverlight in combination with ASP.NET and allows the ASP.NET developer to greatly enhance their toolbox.
Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. as well as the Publisher of CoDe Magazine.
Markus is an international speaker having presented sessions at numerous conferences including a number of conferences in North America, Europe, and South America. Markus has written numerous articles for publications including CoDe Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal. Markus is the publisher of CoDe Magazine, a .NET publication focusing in technologies such as .NET and Web Development. Markus has written a book about Advanced Object Oriented Programming. Markus also received the Microsoft MVP Award (consecutively, from 1996 to 2007, making him one of the longest-running MVPs) for his contributions to the developer community. Markus has also been named a "Tablet PC Influential Developer", (a.k.a. "Tablet PC Guru"), an honor Microsoft awarded to the 10 most influential developers in the worldwide Tablet PC market. Visual LandPro, one of the applications Markus was in charge of, was nominated for the Microsoft Excellence Awards three times. You can contact Markus via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit him online (www.eps-software.com and www.MarkusEgger.com).