SDDN with Scott Barnes, Product Manager, Microsoft

This week there are two SDDN events, one in Perth on Wednesday 22nd July(link) and Melbourne on Thursday 23rd July.

Our special guest Scott Barnes will be running through all the new bits in Silverlight 3 + Expression Blend 3.

Scott Barnes’ Australian Silverlight & Expression 3 Tour

Silverlight & Expression 3 launch is an important moment in Microsoft’s timeline, as this is their V3 moment! In light of this point in time, Scott has vowed to ensure all within his beloved home, Australia, get a deep insight into what just happened in both Silverlight and Expression 3.

Not only will Scott cover off some of the new stuff, but will highlight some of the existing brilliance within these products through examples and commentary of how the old and new features came to be (as well as hints to both product’s future).

In this session you not only will hear all of this, but this is also a perfect opportunity to lobby for what you want to see in Silverlight & Expression 4!

Yes, not only did Microsoft just finish work on 3, but they’re keen to get started on the next version – given Scott is on the planning team, this is a great opportunity for you to influence the future of Microsoft’s UX Platform.

Scott Barnes is a Product Manager for the Rich Client Platform team at Microsoft, with a focus on Silverlight

When and Where?

The date and time: Thursday July 23 at 5:30 PM for a 6:00 PM start.
The venue is Microsoft Theatre, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank.

Attendance is FREE, but please RSVP by entering your details in the registration tool on the site ( or send an email to

Pizza will be provided to keep those tummies from rumbling.



P.S. Don’t miss the Nerd Dinner on Tuesday night (21st July)!