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My Take on the Silverlight 5 Part of the MIX 11 Keynote

Silverlight

As many of you, my readers, did today I watched the MIX 11 Keynote with much interest about what the messaging around Silverlight 5 would be. Let me start out by saying that I am pretty invested in Silverlight (see my new Pluralsight course as an example of this). 

I was disappointed in Silverlight being pushed back to 2nd topic on the 2nd day, but I totally get why Windows Phone 7 got the headline and they had something new to announce (remember that all of Silvelight 5 was previewed in December).

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Watch my PluralSight Silverlight 5 Course for Free (for 24 hours)

Url: http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft/o...

PluralSight Courses

I am excited to announce today that I will be working with PluralSight on a number of courses in the near future. The first of these is available starting today: What's New in Silverlight 5. Starting just after MIX11 keynote on Silverlight (today, April 13th), you can view this course for free for 24 hours!

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Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 5!

Url: https://agilitrain.com/Workshop/EventInfo/225

PhoneyTools on CodePlex

To coincide with today's Beta release of Silverlight 5, the Silverlight Tour is ready with this new version of Silverlight. Starting with our next class (in Seattle on May 2-4th), the Silverlight Tour will cover the new Silverlight 5 features including:

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Phoney Tools 1.0 Released!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com/

PhoneyTools on CodePlex

UPDATE: Last update (hopefully for a bit), found another issue and now that NuGet is up, the new package is ther for 1.0.3.

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How Copy/Paste Works on WP7-Nodo

Url: http://shawnw.me/fT1Y5v

Windows Phone 7

I was playing with my newly updated Windows Phone 7 (with the March 2011 - or so called NoDo update). While I can attest I can sense the speed increase, especially in games and in tombstoning of applications; the big feature is copy and paste on the phone.

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Phoney Tools v0.7 Released

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Logo

We're marching towards MIX11 and the Phoney Tools will be ready. The new version is now available that includes a couple of new features and a few bug fixes.  The changes include:

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Phone Tools v0.6 Released - Breaking Change!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Logo

A new version of Phoney Tools is now available. There are some significant changes and some new code so go check it out!

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Phone Tools reaches Beta!

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Tools

I am proud to announce the Beta version of the Phoney Tools. This version (v0.5) includes a few new features that are detailed below. The official release is still slated for MIX11!

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On Silverlight TV to Talk About Phoney Tools

Url: http://shawnw.me/dEUJJk

Silverlight TV

I had the pleasure to join John Papa on Silverlight TV to talk about my Phoney Toolkit. If you get a chance take a look and see if you like what i've built. I got a chance to plug the upcoming Open Source Fest at MIX 11 as well.

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Phoney Tools Updated (WP7 Open Source Library)

Url: http://phoney.codeplex.com

Phoney Tools

A new version of the Phoney Tools are available now (v0.3.1). This is the last Alpha release before I get ready for Beta in the next couple of weeks.  The official release is slated for MIX11!

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