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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla

Topic:  Migrating a Data Aware WPF Application to Silverlight 2.0
Presenter:  Mike Benkovich, Microsoft
Date:  11/18/2008 
Time:  12pm - 2 pm  

One of the great things about WPF and Silverlight is that they’re both built on top of XAML and with Silverlight 2.0 you can leverage the latest data manipulation capabilities of LINQ. In this session we’ll take a look at a basic WPF application that pulls data from a web service. We will explore VB.NET’s XML Literals as we work with the information. Then we will take that application and migrate it to Silverlight 2.0 and show how the security model and communications mechanisms impact the way we design and build applications.
About The Speaker 
Energy, laughter and a contagious passion for coding - Mike brings it all to the podium. Mike has worked in a variety of roles including architect, project manager, developer and technical writer. The coolest part of his job? Running into people who are still using (and liking) his software applications. Mike is a published author with WROX Press and APress Books, writing primarily about getting the most from your SQL Server database. Since appearing in Microsoft's DevCast in 1994, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences and corporate boardrooms across America.

Pizzas and sodas are provided. We will also raffle-off books and games.


Microsoft Office
8300 Norman Center Drive
Suite 950
MN 55437


Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:35 AM Twin Cities IT and Developer Events | Back to top

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