• Silverlight 5 RC has released! – Cheryl Simmons announces the release of the Silverlight 5 Release Candidate. The release brings with it a number of significant new features and improvements. Pete Brown highlights many of them in his post ‘Silverlight 5 RC now Available‘ where he recaps a number of the features via posts from his blog and other beta based resources.
  • Now Available: Workflow Foundation Activity Pack for Windows Azure CTP 1 – The AppFabric team highlight the release of the first CTP release of the Workflow Foundation Activity Pack for Windows Azure, available from CodePlex or via NuGet. The activity pack builds on the August Azure SDK and includes activities for interacting with blob and table storage as well as the AppFabric Cache.
  • Update for LightSwitch Released – Visual Studio LightSwitch Team announces a GDR release of LightSwitch which resolved some issues users have encountered when publishing to SQL Azure



  • The Stack – Liverpool .NET User Group – October 2011 – The Stack Usergroup, here in Liverpool, welcomes Dave McMahon for two sessions on Monday 10th October. Dave will be discussing the development of a Silverlight based Business Intelligence Dashboard making use of Prism. SharePoint, Bing Maps, and much more. In his second session of the night, Dave will give and introduction to Quantum Computing.
  • Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group – October Meeting – Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group welcome Mark Rendle for two sessions on Thursday 13th October as a part of his Scottish tour. Mark will be delivering a session on Functional Programming in C#, and his session on Managing your Manager.