Silverlight FireStarter – Keynote

Scott Guthrie – VP @ Microsoft

Sample Applications built on Silverlight 4.0

  • SAP
  • Xerox
  • Siemens
  • Dell

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Investments

  • HTML 5
  • Silverlight
  • WPF

Silverlight Future

  • Silverlight 5
    • Major new release with new enhancements:
      • Media
        • Hardware video decode
        • TrickPlay – variable speed for video and audio
        • Better Power Management
        • Remote Control Experience
        • At the Server Side of things:
      • Applications
        • Customer Story: DayForce has a SaaS solution for Workforce Management
        • Enhancements
          • Data binding
            • Debugging
              • Capability of placing Breakpoints inside the XAML
            • Markup Extensions for MVVM – Converging the SL and WPF DataBinding Capabilities
            • Implicit Data Templates
            • FindAncestor RelativeSource Binding
            • Binding Styles Setters – This is very important since Binding is now supported inside the Silverlight Value property of Setter
            • DataContextChanged Event
            • Layout Transitions
              • Simplification of the XAML needed to develop Animations
        • New Features
          • WCF & RIA Services
            • WS-Trust
            • Low latency Networking
            • MVVM friendly DataSource
            • End-to-End Support for Complex Types
            • Windows Azure support
          • Text & Printing
            • Text Clarity
            • Multicolumn Text Flow
            • Character tracking and Leading
            • Full OpenType Support
            • Vector PostScript Printing
          • PivotViewer will be part of the Silverlight 5.0 SDK
          • Graphics
            • Immediate Mode Graphics API
            • GPU accelarated 3D
            • Fluid Layout Transitions
            • Real 3D
          • Out-of-Browser Support
            • Multiple Windows Support
            • P/Invoke
            • Enterprise Group Policy Support
          • Test & Perf Tools
            • Automated UI Testing
            • Improved Profiling Support
              • Memory
              • CPU
              • Thread contention
          • Performance
            • Faster Setup
            • Hardware acceleration with IE9
            • Real 64bit
      • Sample App by the SQL Server Team
        • SQL Reporting Services like app Built in Silverlight 5.0
        • SQL Crescent
    • Features defined using the UserVoice
      • 70% of the votes are now in Silverlight 5

 

  • Timeline
    • First public Beta during Spring 2011
    • Final Release Later 2011

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