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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


“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 or dial 0845 757 3888 to make your course booking



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.


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