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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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Foreword

AS MICROSOFT DEVELOPED Silverlight versions 3 and 4, it enabled developers to create compelling business applications that were distributed and run in the browser with a rich, refreshing, and engaging experience. This technology was a natural addition to the SharePoint developer’s toolbox, as so many companies store business data within intranets and extranets on the SharePoint platform. With the release of SharePoint 2010, Microsoft made it easier to consume and integrate data stored within SharePoint into Silverlight applications with the client object model and a new RESTful service.

While many technologies (such as HTML 5) promise and deliver, to varying degrees of success, the ability to build rich business applications in the browser, ...

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