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Let’s explore Silverlight 5!

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This is a recording from an MSDN Live Meeting broadcast from the Microsoft Belgium office on December 6, 2011. 

With Silverlight 4 out for over a year now, some amazing applications have been built with it. It's time to take a look at the next version, which was released mid December 2011. In this session, Silverlight MVP Gill Cleeren will take you on a tour of the new features in the platform, including improved data binding, 3D support, better network support, new text features and of course added features to the tooling. Be prepared to see what you'll be using with Silverlight 5!

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Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (, Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP) and Telerik MVP. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina ( Passionate about .NET, he's always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium – Switzerland - Sweden, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, SQL Server Saturday Switserland, Spring Conference UK, Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden, Telerik RoadShow UK... He's also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and for and he organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium. He also leads Visug (, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. Gill recently published his first book: "Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook" (Packt Publishing) and is currently working on a new book on Silverlight 5. You can find his blog at

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Learn about Silverlight 5
Silverlight Community

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Feel free to have a look at the list of events run by the Microsoft Community in Belgium and Luxembourg.



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