Presentation: "Developing RIAs using Silverlight"

Time: Tuesday 15:40 - 16:30

Location: Lille Sal

Abstract: A powerful end-user experience is the key to groundbreaking applications. Silverlight is helping push that bar higher and higher by bringing the RIA (Rich Internet Application) into reach for many new developers. Silverlight takes that rich desktop experience that developers create with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and pushes it out to the browser. This session coves the basics of leveraging Silverlight to create amazing cross platform browser based applications.
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RIA Architect Evangelist Josh Holmes, Microsoft

RIA Architect Evangelist Josh  Holmes

Josh Holmes is a RIA Architect Evangelist with Microsoft focused on building and educating the dev partners with a Rich Internet Application offering. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant with SRT Solutions working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies.

In most situations, Josh was called in as the technical leader on a project to lead the clients team to success. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences, including VSLive, Software Development Expo (East and West), Basta and the Rich Web Experience, focusing on emerging technologies, software design and development with an emphasis on mobility and RIA (Rich Internet Applications).

Josh has written and delivered many training classes over time for both public audiences as well as courses tightly tailored for the client's needs. The topics of these classes ranged from XML to ASP.NET to the Compact Framework. Josh speaks from his experience and conviction based on many production successes that his clients have experienced. Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at