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RIA: Light Up SharePoint With Silverlight 2 Web Parts

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Find out how to integrate SharePoint and Silverlight by creating a Silverlight media player and deploying it as a SharePoint Web Part.

Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs

MSDN Magazine November 2008

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