Was working on a presentation on SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight.
Finally, I get to marry my two favourite technologies in one awesome demo.
There’s not a lot of people blogging about this yet, but what we were digging up was very delightful.
In bullet point form – because this is a brain dump blog post, and if you want to know how everything ties together you’ll have to catch up to one of the user groups where I present this stuff (or Adam Cogan… he gets around a lot more than me):
Technologies that made it possible:
- SharePoint web services
- SharePoint REST / OData services NEW
- Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll(s), and the corresponding Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Silverlight.dll(s) – which are awesome wrappers
- CAML is nearly gone, but still lingers on for huge data processing.
- LINQ to SharePoint is the new crafting knife
- Silverlight XAP files can be uploaded anywhere
- Silverlight web part can load XAP files and run them
- So a user that can upload a short movie to SharePoint, then configure a Silverlight movie player to play that movie… already has the permissions required to run custom XAP applications.
- Which, if you stop and think about it, is a “different” deployment model!