Showing posts from October, 2008

Application Architecture Guide - v2.0 (Beta 1) Released

Earlier today Microsoft released the 2nd version of the Application Architecture Guide. This is part of Microsoft's Patterns & Practices series. The guide is currently a beta and is available for free download. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. This guide is a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, product teams, and industry experts. This guide is related to the Application Architecture Guide v2.0 Knowledge Base Project. Download the Application Architecture Guide - v2.0

Listed below is a brief outline of the guide, with hyperlinks to all chapters

Architecture Best Practices At a Glance
Fast Track - A Guide for Getting Started and Applying the Guidance

Part I, Fundamentals of Application Architecture
Chapter 1 - Fundamentals of Application Architecture
Chapter 2 - .NET Platform Overview
Chapter 3 - A…

Cleveland Silverlight Firestarter

What: Cleveland Silverlight Firestarter

When: Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, registration opens at 8:00 AM.

Where: Microsoft Office (Independence, OH)

Description: The Cleveland Silverlight Firestarter is a free one day event designed to educate developers on Silverlight. Consisting of 5 sessions, the event will start with introductory level topics at the beginning and accelerate into deep dive sessions later in the day. The content will be delivered by Silverlight experts and authors, known locally and nationwide.

8:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM: Keynote/Intro to Silverlight 2 (Jeff Blankenburg)
10:30 AM: XAML Basics (Sarah Dutkiewicz)
Noon: Lunch break
1:00 PM: The Tools (Jeff Blankenburg)
2:30 PM: Controls & Data Binding (Matt Casto)
4:00 PM: Server Communication (John Stockton)

Registration: To register for this event, please go to