Microsoft India has been holding events around the country to get people excited about some of the newer technologies. Last week, an event was held at Kochi (Cochin) called Microsoft Innovation Days. One of the sessions was on Silverlight. Since IdentityMine has been into this technology for more than a year, we were invited to present a 30 minute part. I did the presentation on behalf of IdentityMine, and it was a great experience talking to the 200 odd developer crowd!
During the presentation, I showed a demo of a Silverlight 2 application we created. This was an application (not a full fledged one) that was created in just about a week's time. The short time period surprised a lot of people!
I discussed briefly some of the features used in the Silverlight demo - like Databinding, Templates, Animations, Drag and Drop, Video Brush, Isolated Storage, and Video Markers. I also shared some of our experiences working with Silverlight, including the Developer-Designer workflow. My session ended with a fun example of using templates - I had ported the 'Button Fish' (of Avalon Feature Fest fame) to Silverlight
I think we had a lot of people excited about Silverlight. Many in the audience later expressed their desire to try out Silverlight.