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Since I can now officially talk about the secret behind the Telerik Vendor session at DevConnections 2010in Las Vegas next week... yes, the "unannounced extras" will be licenses for our Windows Phone 7 controls! That's right, by being one of the first 50 people to the Telerik session on Tuesday night (first in the list below), you get a free license for RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for Windows Phone 7. The demo that I'll be presenting will cover using the RadControls for Silverlight suite as well as the just-today-announced RadControls for Windows Phone CTP, so you can see the latest and greatest that we have to offer in both suites and how they can help development for the many screens that Silverlight is now available for.

For a quick recap, here's a quick look at the sessions which I'll be presenting and a short description of each (so you can plan your DevConnections trip accordingly):

Time / Location Session
6:00-7:00 Using Telerik RadControls for Silverlight on the Many Screens of Silverlight
Breakers K/L See RadControls for Silverlight and the new Radcontrols for Windows Phone 7 CTP in action.  Learn how these two suites can help speed up your Silverlight development, regardless of whether it is for the web or your mobile.  Even better, the first 50 attendees at this session will receive Telerik RadControls for Silverlight and Telerik RadControls for Windows Phoone 7 CTP (with a free full version upon release next year). 
8 - 9:15 From 0 to Stylin' in 60 Minutes – Adding Style to Silverlight 4 Applications
Breakers I/J Here we'll be taking a look at just what it takes to add some style to Silverlight applications, including a walk through Blend, benefits (and drawbacks) of implicit styling, and how to make themes easy to create, customize, and switch.
10:15 - 11:30 Getting Started with and Customizing Your Silverlight Navigation Application
Breakers K/L We'll explore the different elements of the Silverlight Navigation Template and how you can work with and customize this powerful starting template for your Silverlight applications.
11:45 - 1 Converting an Existing Silverlight Application to Windows Phone 7
Breakers E In this fun session, we're going to take a pre-existing Silverlight 4 application and see just what it takes to convert the functionality over to Windows Phone 7.  We'll cover challenges presented by the smaller screen, modifying our views for touch, and how to utilize some WP7 specific features to our advantage.
2:30 - 3:45 Building Casual Windows Phone 7 Games in Silverlight
Breakers E Another fun session, we're going to explore how you can utilize the Silverlight that we all know and love to create casual games for Windows Phone 7.  While XNA is the game framework for the phone, Silverlight has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it a great platform for fun (and easy to make!) casual games.
11:45 - 1 Building BI Dashboards with Silverlight 4 and WCF RIA Services
Breakers K/L Here we're going to be taking a look at what Silverlight and WCF RIA Services bring to the table for constructing BI Dashboards.  In the talk we'll look at what it takes to build a basic dashboarding framework as well as see a more complete application, complete with the ability to save preferences and select which modules will appear in their app.

That's right, you can spend almost your entire Wednesday with me. :)

About the Author

Evan Hutnick

works as a Developer Evangelist for Telerik specializing in Silverlight and WPF in addition to being a Microsoft MVP for Silverlight. After years as a development enthusiast in .Net technologies, he has been able to excel in XAML development helping to provide samples and expertise in these cutting edge technologies. You can find him on Twitter @EvanHutnick.


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