Live Framework

Scottish Developers
Tue, 24 Feb 2009, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Microsoft (Edinburgh Office) , Edinburgh, GB

The Live Framework is the uniform way to program against Live Services from a variety of platforms, languages, applications and devices. As well as providing the operating environment and resource model, Live Framework also represents the way to access the synchronisation features offered by Mesh and provides a mechanism for replicating and hosting offline Silverlight (and HTML) applications.

In this session we’ll try and demystify the Live Framework, clarifying what it is, what is does and what it looks like. We’ll then go on to look at how to get started developing with the Live Framework and explore some of the different capabilities it offers and types of application you can build.


Mike Ormond gained a BSc(Hons) in Information Engineering from the University of Strathclyde before moving south of the border many years ago. After spending some time with the Defence Research Agency, Mike joined Mars Electronics where he worked on automated payment systems. In 1996 he joined Mercury Interactive before heading over to Microsoft in 1997 to work in their developer support organisation.

In 2003 he joined the Developer and Platform Group as a Developer Evangelist. Since then he’s travelled the length and breadth of the land talking about Microsoft’s platform and developer tools. Currently Mike’s interests include ASP.NET, AJAX, Silverlight and developing solutions with Office Open XML.

When he’s not working, Mike likes to potter in his allotment and listen to Radio 4 on the wireless.

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Agenda (Exact timings TBC)

18:30 Doors open
19:00 Welcome
19:10 Part 1
20:00 Break
20:10 Part 2
20:50 Feedback and Prizes
21:00 End

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