Silverlight Tour Montreal in March

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Silverlight Tour Start the Year with a Great Silverlight Training!

The Silverlight Tour has a new class in Montreal, and already provide Silverlight 4 content!!!

>> This course will be taught in English <<

  • What: Silverlight training
  • When: March 01-04 (4 days)
  • Where: Montreal, Qc
  • Registration:

    With all the new additions for Silverlight 4, the course has so much content that we decided to move it to a 4-day format.
    Also note that we now offer a free license of Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight to every attendee ($999 value)!!
    For more information on RadControls, you can visit

    If you are looking for 4 days of intensive Silverlight training this is your chance to learn it from soup to nuts!
    While the labs will continue to be in Silverlight 3, the instructor will be using Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4 to explain how the new features work and how they may impact how you architect your Silverlight solution. So the content cover all Silverlight 3 features as well as the very new Silverlight 4!

  • RunAtServer has 2 Microsoft MVP!

    Dominic and Laurent both have been re-awarded MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft.

  • Dominic Sévigny: Microsoft MVP ASP.NET
  • Laurent Duveau: Microsoft MVP Silverlight
  • Microsoft MVPs are an annually recognized select group of active and credible experts in online and offline technical communities that demonstrate a passion to share their expertise. The MVP Program recognizes these individuals for their participation in technical communities and their willingness to help others.

    Happy Holidays

    Happy New Year from the RunAtServer Team! 2010 is gonna be an amazing year for Silverlight so we will continue pushing things forward with this technology!!

    Enjoy our Silverlight Greeting Card on Windows Azure, the cloud computing service from Microsoft:

    New Silverlight Training for 2010

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    With all the new features of version 4, our Silverlight Training has so much content that we decided to move it to a 4-day format.

    More than this, we also have an excellent news: we also include a free license of Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight to every attendee (a $999.00 value). For more information on RadControls, you can visit

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    With all these great news we hope to see you in our Silverlight Trainings in 2010!

    RunAtServer at Microsoft TechDays 2009

    techdays 2009This year again, RunAtServer Consulting was highly involved in the Microsoft TechDays 2009 conference.

    Indeed, 3 people in our staff did presentation during the event.

    • Laurent Duveau – What’s New in Silverlight 3
    • Louis-Philippe Pinsonneault – Expression Blend for Developers
    • Dominic Sévigny - Building Modular Applications Using Silverlight and WPF

    Thanks for coming and hope you had a great day!
    See you next Year!

    Silverlight 4 presentation in Montreal

    Jesse Liberty Don’t miss the next Montreal .NET Community meeting which RunAtServer Consulting will be the proud sponsor.

    Indeed we invited Jesse Liberty, the "Silverlight Geek” from Microsoft Boston, to speak on Silverlight 4!!

    As usual the presentation will be held in the Microsoft Montreal office at 2000 McGill College, 4th floor, Montreal, QC, H3A 3H3.

    Hope to see you there!

    Silverlight 4 beta released

    Silverlight 4 beta was announced by Scott Guthrie a few minutes ago during his keynote at PDC 2009.

    So only 4 months after Silverlight 3 released, we have a new version to play with!!

    Silverlight 4 brings several interesting features:

    • Webcam/mic support
    • Printing API
    • MouseWheel on common controls
    • Implicit Styles
    • Controls: RichTextBox, ViewBox and WebBrowser
    • DataBinding improved
    • CLR 4.0 (compatibility with dll from the Full .NET 4.0)
    • and much much more!!!… see full list below

    Notice that from the top 10 features request list, 8 out of 10 were addressed, that’s awesome!!!

    Silverlight gain maturity for business applications with additions like Printing, MouseWheel, Right click and File Drop.

    Several tools have been updated to support Silverlight 4 beta development:

    • Update for VS 2010 beta 2
    • Update for Blend
    • Silverlight Toolkit
    • WCF RIA Services (new name for .NET RIA Services)

    Detailed list of Silverlight 4 new features:

    • WebCam/Microphone
    • Printing Support
    • Media
      • WMS Multicast Support
      • H.264 Mp4 Playback Protected by PlayReady DRM
      • Offline DRM
      • Output Protection
    • Text
      • RichTextBox control
      • Bidi Support (including Arabic and Hebrew Text)
      • UIElement.TextInput event
      • IME Improvements for TextBox
    • Controls
      • Implicit Styles (type based style theming – no longer a need to explicitly set styles on controls)
      • Built-in MouseWheel Support on ScrollViewer, TextBox, ComboBox, Calendar, DatePicker
      • ViewBox
      • ICommanding Support with ButtonBase & Hyperlink
      • SelectedValue and SelectedValuePath Properties on DropDownLists
      • RTL Layout via UIElement.FlowDirection property
      • VisualStateGroup.CurrentStateGroup property
    • DataBinding
      • DataBinding Support for DependencyObjects
      • IDataErrorInfo Support
      • StringFormat, TargetNullValue & FallBackValue Properties on Binding
      • ObservableCollection<T> ctor that takes INumerable or Ilist
    • Networking
      • UDPListener and Multi-cast support
      • Memory Usage Fix During Progressive Downloads
      • Automatically Adding Referer Header
      • Authentication Support on ClientHttpWebRequest
      • Astoria 2.0 Support
      • WCF RIA Services
      • WCF Improvements
    • Out of Browser Applications
      • HTML Hosting Support
      • Windowing APIs (resize window, etc)
      • Notifications (Outlook-like popup windows that can display even when OOB app is minimized)
      • Elevated Privileges Support
        • Cross Domain Networking Access
        • Full file path from Open/SaveFileDialog and File Manipulation APIs
        • No User-Initiation Requirement for Full Screen, Open/SaveFileDialogs
        • COM interop (allowing you to create and use any COM object on Windows)
    • CLR 4.0  Engine
      • NGEN Support for Core Runtime Binaries (faster startup and execution of apps)
      • Dynamic keyword support in C# 4.0 and COM interop when running elevated out of browser applications
      • MEF – Managed Extensibility Framework
      • Binary assembly compat between assemblies that run on SL and on full .NET 4.0 CLR (no recompile needed now starting with .NET 4 Beta2)

    Full-day Silverlight workshop in Montreal!

    The Montreal .NET Community hosted a Silverlight special event on October 24, 2009. Topic of the day was “Build business app with Silverlight”.

    We had the pleasure to participate in this full day of Silverlight workshop, presenting on Silverlight 3, .NET RIA Services and Blend.

    The event was a great success!! You can read the full recap on our blogs:
    Laurent Duveau (with code)
    Louis-Philippe Pinsonneault (with pictures)

    Montreal User Group special Silverlight event!

    The Montreal .NET Community is hosting a Silverlight special event on October 24, 2009. “Build business app with Silverlight”.

    The RunAtServer Team will have the pleasure to participate in this full day of Silverlight workshop, presenting on Silverlight 3, .NET RIA Services and Blend.

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    Registration is mandatory.
    The event is free for existing members of the User Group (you can join for 25$).

    See you there! It should be fun and we will have tons of cool giveaways!

    Get ready for the World First Silverlight 3 Training!

    On Monday July, 13 we will give a training on Silverlight 3 in Montreal (Qc) probably the very first Silverlight 3 training in the World!! That should be a lot of fun!!!

    We have been following the development of Silverlight 3 new features since MIX09 back in march, and now we are more than excited to be able to teach on Silverlight as a final product!

    More info on our Silverlight training:

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