Thursday, May 06, 2010

Doing LOB apps in Silverlight? Wondering how to help your IT guys get SilverLight 4 deployed to your users? “SilverLight Deployment Guide v4” – 34 Pages to make you a hero to your IT (well… at least not hated… ;)

msigeek - Silverlight Deployment Guide v4 is available for Download

“Early last week the new version of the Silverlight Deployment Guide went live and can be found on the Silverlight Resources page.

This guide is great for any enterprise who wants to deploy, manage, or troubleshoot the installation of Silverlight version 1-4 in their corporation.  The previous version 2 of the guide has more than 100,000 completed downloads to date.

The major new additions since the previous versions of the guide are:

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From the Doc;

“This guide helps you to plan and carry out a corporate deployment of Silverlight. The guide describes the system requirements and deployment methods, as well as the techniques to maintain and support Silverlight after deployment.

The Silverlight™ Deployment Guide documents the options and processes involved in deploying Silverlight to user's computers that are running Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® or later Microsoft Windows operating systems in a network environment. Silverlight also installs on Apple Mac OS X (install files created by Microsoft) and on Linux (via Novell’s Moonlight product), but these deployments are outside of the scope of this document.

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This guide should be used during the planning phase of your Silverlight deployment project. The information provides key points of guidance for a deployment project. It is not intended as a step-by-step guide, and not all of the steps described in this guide are necessary for deploying Silverlight in every environment. This document is valid for versions 1 through 4 of Silverlight and possible later versions



With its full trust, COM, printing and device capabilities SilverLight 4 has a bright future for LOB app’s. But getting SilverLight 4 itself actually deployed may be hardest part. This guide seems like a good start down that road…


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