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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Index

Key features of the platform and tools that make Silverlight a fantastic platform

With Silverlight 4 and RIA Services all but done, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some of the key features of the platform and tools that make Silverlight a fantastic platform for building business applications.    I’ll avoid gratuitous video and dancing hippos and focus on just the bread and butter of business applications:  Querying, Updating, Validating and securing your important business-data.  I’ll also use this to refresh a few of the posts from my Silverlight 3 era series.

The walk through requires:

You can download the completed application.

I authored this with Silverlight 4 RC, but I fully expect it to work with Silverlight 4 RTM.

  1. Starting a New Project with the Business Application Template
  2. Exposing Data from Entity Framework  - In Progress
  3. Consuming Data in the Client - In Progress
  4. Updating Data in the Client - In Progress
  5. Validating Data  - In Progress
  6. Authentication and Personalization - In Progress
  7. Silverlight and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - In Progress
  8. Exposing OData Services - In Progress
  9. Exposing WCF (WSDL) Services - In Progress
  10. Exposing JSON Endpoint - In Progress
  11. Working with Reference Data - In Progress
  12. Deploying to a 3rd Party Hoster - In Progress
  13. Workflow Integration - In Progress
  14. Management with AppFabric - In Progress
  15. Debugging Tips and Tricks - In Progress

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Brad Abrams is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework and Services team at Microsoft which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that spans both client and web based applications, as well as the common services that are available to all applications. Specific technologies owned by this team include ASP.NET, Atlas and Windows Forms. He was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams.

Brad has been designing parts of the .NET Framework since 1998 when he started his framework design career building the BCL (Base Class Library) that ships as a core part of the .NET Framework. He was also the lead editor on the Common Language Specification (CLS), the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, the libraries in the ECMA\ISO CLI Standard, and has been deeply involved with the WinFX and Windows Vista efforts from their beginning.

He co-authored Programming in the .NET Environment, and was editor on .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and Vol 2 and the Framework Design Guidelines.

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