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Silverlight @ Work

Taking Care of Business

Key scenarios for putting Silverlight to work in the enterprise and how to realize the benefits of rich Internet applications corporate environments.

Editor’s Note: For RIAs in the Enterprise, It’s All about the Data
Building rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the enterprise means reaching beyond the browser with desktop integration and data access, and that’s where Silverlight shines.

Free eBook Chapter: Integrating Silverlight 4 with SharePoint 2010 (PDF download)
This introductory chapter of Gaston C. Hillar’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 describes the benefits of integrating rich Internet apps with SharePoint and walks through preparing your development environment and the SharePoint 2010 server.

Free eBook Chapter: Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Silverlight 4
The first chapter of Gill Cleeren’s and Kevin Dockx’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook provides the basics to get going with Silverlight, including how to get your environment ready to start developing Silverlight apps, creating your first service-enabled and data-driven Silverlight 4 app, deploying a Silverlight app on the server, and more.

TechNet Magazine: Build Your Business Apps on Silverlight
To “test” Silverlight’s capabilities and suitability for building LOB applications, we composed a short shopping list of typical business application requirements. We’ll see if Silverlight can fulfill these requirements.

InfoWorld Review: Microsoft Silverlight 4 vs. Adobe Flash 10.1
Don't just take Microsoft's word for it, InfoWorld says "For any enterprise project requiring heavy programming or data access, especially in-house applications that would benefit from Windows desktop integration, Silverlight is the top choice."

Silverlight Tracks
Training & Tools
Guidance, downloads and learning resources to get you up to speed on the latest Silverlight capabilities and help you build and deploy rich Internet applications for the enterprise.

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