Silverlight training for Designers


Today I finished a special training which given by a Shane Morris.

About Shane Morris

Shane Morris is one of Australia’s most respected user experience professionals. Through consulting, mentoring and training he has helped organizations create compelling digital experiences since 1991. In that time he has worked on desktop applications, internet applications, mobile user interfaces, physical devices and web sites. Shane has taught user experience topics around the world and is also a key contributor to “101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School” at ixd101.com.

Shane has worked with companies like Microsoft, Lonely Planet, M&C Saatchi, Cochlear, Amnesia Razorfish and Sensis – helping creative and technical professionals collaborate to create services that empower, inspire and reward. His passion is transforming the complex and constrained into the simple and powerful. Not just because it’s valuable endeavour, but because it’s hard – and therefore immensely rewarding.

Shane’s previous experience includes:

  • One of Microsoft’s first User Experience Evangelists world-wide.
  • Director of Echo Interaction Design for 6 years.
  • General Manager and Principal Consultant at The Hiser Group.

 

Its really awesome training. thank you AGENDA group and thank you Microsoft.

And special thanks for eSense to pay for that :).

Silverlight is not dead:


Yesterday, Scott Guthrie talks about the future of Silverlight.
There is a really nice new features in the next Silverlight release which will be at the end of 2011. (Beta version will be released in the first quarter of next the year 2011) .

Silverlight-5 comes with new 40 features (at least) and this some of it:

– New 3D APIs in Silverlight-5.

Silverlight-5 allows hardware video decoding support, which allows you to decode video on the GPU of a system. This enables smooth video streaming on lower end devices such as netbooks.

– With Silverlight-5; The developer can debug the binding expressions.

– Animations during Layout transitions

To see these features you can go to Scott’s blog post here and read more.

As I read before. Microsoft vision is to make Silverlight works on other devices like TVs, Microwave’s software, and on XBox also; And Windows Phone 7 is just a start of the evolution. so long Live Silverlight Smile.