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he Microsoft Client Platform Silverlight is Microsoft’s solution for delivering rich, cross-platform interactive experiences for the Web and beyond. Silverlight enables the creation of rich, visually stunning and interactive content and applications that run on multiple browsers and operating systems. In this session, we'll look at the benefits of Silverlight from a developer perspective and get an introduction to building Silverlight applications using JavaScript, .NET languages like C#, and dynamic languages like Python and Ruby. We'll also discuss Windows Presentation Foundation (the "big brother" to Silverlight) and look at the roadmap for both technologies as part of a client platform continuum based on XAML.

Tim Sneath is the group manager for the Silverlight and WPF technical evangelism team, based out of Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, WA. His mission is to see developers create stunning applications built on the Microsoft platform, and to persuade his mother that computers aren’t out to get her. Amongst other strange obsessions, Tim collects vintage releases of Windows, and has a near-complete set of shrink-wrapped copies that date back to the late 80s, as well as a “museum” of Virtual PC images from Windows 1.0 to the present. Tim spent the first thirty years of his life in the UK, and his occasional attempts to speak English with an American accent for ease of comprehension cause much hilarity amongst his colleagues. His popular blog covers client platform technologies, and can be found at

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Added by IanCooper on May 30, 2007