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Xpertise do some great training on Silverlight 2.0 (with Expression Studio and Visual Studio). They have a course in December which has a special discount offer available for delegates. The course covers:

  • Describe the key features of Silverlight 2.
  • Describe the people, tools, and tool workflow associated with creating Silverlight experiences.
  • Create and manipulate images by using Expression Design.
  • Create Expression Blend projects.
  • Assemble and build a rich user interface by using Expression Blend.
  • Develop and customize media by using Expression Encoder.
  • Hand off design projects and graphical assets to developers.
  • Develop basic code in a Silverlight project.
  • Enhance the user experience by using keyboard interactivity, text effects, and ink.
  • Develop advanced animation effects.
  • Develop advanced media effects.
  • Publish a Silverlight application.
  • Customize the built in controls
  • Create custom User Controls
  • Create DeepZoom Silverlight Experiences

THE OFFER:

“Microsoft Expression Tools and Techniques for designing User Interfaces with Microsoft Silverlight 2” Course RRP = £1,400 (4 days)

o 1st delegate @ 20% discount = £1,120 for the delegate course place

o 2nd delegate booked on the same course from the same partner/organisation @ 30% discount applied to both bookings = £980 per delegate course place

Please contact steve.brennan@xpertise.co.uk or dial 0845 757 3888 to make your course booking

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18 – 20 March 2009, Las Vegas. Registration is open now for the coolest Microsoft conference of them all. It will be a content rich and sleep poor as it is all over a 72 hour period. Some of the sessions posted already:

  • C# for Designers

  • Escaping Flatland in Application Design: Visualizing Data
  • From Concept to Production: Design Workflow with Microsoft Expression Studio
  • The Future of Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote (and Other HCI Projects)
  • and much more

 Mix 09 Registration Open Now

Remix is only a few weeks ago now, and for those that missed out on the experience we have uploaded all the sessions and recordings for the event to the Remix site.

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Highlights for me:

  • Anything by Bill Buxton!
  • How we built the wall by AllofUs
  • Becoming human; smiling like you mean it, and learning to say hello by Denise Wilton from Moo
  • XNA Game Studio by Paul Foster

Remix UK 2008 Videos online

Mark