For those of you in the San Diego area, I'll be speaking at the San Diego .NET UI Developers SIG tomorrow night (February 21, 2012). Details are available here: San Diego .NET User Group.
The topic is XAML: Don't Fear the Markup. We'll be getting comfortable with the XAML markup and see how we can tweak it to meet our UI needs. In addition, we'll take a look at a few cool design tricks that we can use to add a little "glow" to our UI. Hope to see you there.