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I just saw two links that I simply have to promote as they are very helpful to people doing Silverlight development and one specifically with ASP.NET.

The first is a site on silverlight.net (you should bookmark this site as a resource and subscribe to all the feeds), there is now a Silverlight 2 Beta 1 control sample page, which hosts all the new Silverlight controls on the site.  It shows some different usage of all the controls:

Silverlight Controls Sample

Very cool to see all the controls implemented in one section, play around with them and see different styles in some as well.

The second link is awesome because when I read it I laughed out loud.  The reason wasn't because of the post, but because of a conversation I had with Pete Brown over email.  It is best described simply by showing you the email (privacy information blurred to protect the innocent):

Alas, Cameron Albert created an <asp:Silverlight> override control that enables using the control and supplying a splash screen XAML file and event handler.  This is great!  It enables you to still use the server control with ease but adds some customized functionality so that you can enhance the user load experience.  Essentially it boils down to:

<lg:Silverlight ID="silverlight1" runat="server" Source="~/ClientBin/Perenthia.xap" 
                Version="2.0" Width="800" Height="500" SplashScreenSource="~/Common/Xaml/Splash.xaml" 
                OnSourceDownloadProgressChanged="onSourceDownloadProgressChanged" />

Anyhow, I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that -- but it is a great post and control!  Great job Cameron!

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looks like the flame is making its way to the other side of the coast...the east coast.  looks like in a week (15 DEC) the silverlight firestarter will be happening in the philly area (malvern to be specific).  you can find the agenda here at dani's blog.

it looks like a great line-up of speakers as well.  although i've not met pete brown in person, i've 'conversed' with him via e-mail and he's a sharp dude.  peter laudati -- well, if you are in the northeast, a microsoft developer, and don't know peter...what's wrong with you? ;-).  and then there is dani.  don't stand too close or his energy might be infectious.  seriously, he's a fun guy to be around.

the topics are spot on for a well-rounded discussion of development of interactive web sites using with topics on expression, core xaml, media, and the future of silverlight.  looks like some giveaways will be provided as well!

what a great opportunity for a day of silverlight in that area.  be sure to spread the word about it and make sure you register.  since it is the east coast (and on the day of my wife's birthday) i won't be there, but hopefully someone can live blog so i can be there in spirit and see how it is going.