Silverlight Firestarter Labs

The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie on Dec 2nd 2010. You can watch the Firestarter keynote that introduces Silverlight 5 and the Firestarter session videos from this page.

The Silverlight team launched 11 new labs with brand new content that can be viewed online or downloaded in an offline training kit.

This Silverlight 4 Firestarter Training course was created to enable fast adoption of Silverlight for line of business applications. All the labs are very practical oriented and provides a real-world samples used in Silverlight Line of Business (LOB) applications.

The course is built from 11 modules. Each module has 1 lab and 1 or more videos. All the labs provide comprehensive hands-on walkthrough and final solutions.


Silverlight 4, Office/Sharepoint 2010 Beta Announced at PDC 09

Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie and Kurt DelBene were the top speakers announced for day 2 keynote.PDC09Bling_BeforeAfter_136_3

If you would like to watch the keynotes on-demand, you can do so at site.

Silverlight 4

Scott Guthrie announces the public beta of Silverlight 4. The beta can be downloaded at

New features:

  • Extended out-of-browser capabilities to enable deeper desktop experiences without additional code or runtimes
  • Powerful enhancements for enterprise application developers, including full support for Microsoft Visual image_thumb_2Studio 2010, providing access to Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Server, and improved printing,  networking, reporting and charting capabilities
  • Richer Web experiences, including new webcam and microphone capabilities, native multicast support for wide-scale media content delivery, and more than 60 customizable controls to build compelling, interactive applications

If you want training, go to Channel 9 to Silverlight 4 training:

Office 2010 Beta and SharePoint 2010 Beta

The are public betas of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. The 2010 release is designed to give people the best productivity experience across PCs, phones and browsers. The betas can be downloaded at Also announced: PowerPivot for Excel 2010 – CTP version is available –

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