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Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books by Todd Snyder, Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren, Gastón C. Hillar

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Chapter 9. Data Access Strategies

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Data Access StrategiesThis chapter is taken from Microsoft Silverlight 4: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards (Chapter 9) by Todd Snyder, Joel Eden, Ph.D., Jeff Smith, Matthew Duffi eld.

Silverlight is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform that allows you to use a rich multimedia experience to showcase application data. This is one of the main advantages that Silverlight has over other platforms for making your dashboard come alive. No matter how flashy you make the application, the most important part that your users care about is information (data). Whether it's the CIO of a fortune 500 company looking to track sales, or a ...

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