SharePoint 2010 is a great platform for building custom business solutions, but the out of the box SharePoint user interface isn't always as compelling as you need. So how do you take the user interface in your custom SharePoint solutions to the next level?
Well, there are technologies like ASP.NET AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight that can really bring a whole new level of user experience to your SharePoint applications. In this user group meeting, we will explore how you can incorporate ASP.NET AJAX controls and custom Silverlight applications into your SharePoint solutions. We will look at how to take advantage of ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight in SharePoint, we will look at several ways to retrieve SharePoint data in particular from a Silverlight application, and how you integrate your ASP.NET AJAX controls and Silverlight applications into the SharePoint Web Part environment.
This will be a very hands-on session where we will look at several examples of how Hitachi Consulting has incorporated ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight into SharePoint, and we may even spend time building our own ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight application and have it access SharePoint data.