This week, on Bytes by MSDN, meet the Vice-President of Technology for IdeaBlade Inc., Ward Bell. Ward introduces IdeaBlade’s main product, DevForce, which allows you to reach any user, anywhere, with their tools and infrastructure for building desktop, Silverlight, and Web applications for Silverlight, WPF, WinForms, and ASP.NET. Tim Huckaby and Ward transition the conversation to the longevity of Silverlight, community support for Silverlight and how to write applications in Silverlight.
About Ward Bell
Ward Bell is Vice President of Technology at IdeaBlade where he is responsible for the product direction of the DevForce .NET application framework, a product targeting smart client development. That product extends the ADO.NET Entity Framework with n-tier, client caching, and Silverlight support. Ward misspent much of the last 30 years programming line-of-business applications for numerous companies including several of the Fortune 100. He dispenses unsolicited advice on his blog, Never In Doubt.
About Tim Huckaby
Tim Huckaby is the Founder of InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards. Currently, Tim is focused on RIA & Rich Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest-rated keynote for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world and is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim has also done keynote demos for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Ward Bell and Tim Huckaby recommend you check out
- Microsoft Silverlight 4 Download
- Silverlight Team Blog
- Silverlight How Do I? Videos
- Silverlight Wish List Forum