Some Silverlight Resources to Help Get Started

I seem to get this question a lot “I want to get started in Silverlight…Where do I begin?”  A while back I put together an email to a friend with some resources that I have found helpful.  The last couple of weeks I seem to have to go back to that email and forward it to others.  So I decided to put this post together so I don’t have to keep looking for it.

So what do we have here. This is a list of resources that I have found useful.  This is not an all encompassing list and I am sure that there are better resources (feel free to send me your favorites in the comments)

Start here: http://www.silverlight.net/

The Future of Microsoft Silverlight: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/future/ The Future of Microsoft Silverlight

Silverlight 5 Plans Revealed: http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2010/12/02/silverlight-5-revealed-at-firestarter.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+timheuer+%28Method+%7E+of+%7E+failed+by+Tim+Heuer%29

Silverlight Firestarter: http://www.silverlight.net/news/events/firestarter/

Good MVVM Video: http://jpapa.me/pdc10kungfu Associated blog post – http://johnpapa.net/silverlight/pdc10kungfu/

Good blogs (from Microsoft people):

Other Silverlight Blogs:

Good Book: http://www.amazon.com/Silverlight-4-Action-Pete-Brown/dp/1935182374/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290136534&sr=8-1

This book has gotten a lot of good reviews from some respected people in the Silverlight Community: http://www.amazon.com/Silverlight-4-Unleashed-Laurent-Bugnion/dp/0672333368/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1293027056&sr=8-4.  The author is also responsible for MVVMLight http://www.galasoft.ch/mvvm/getstarted/.

Again these are just some of the resource I continually go back to.  Enjoy

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