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Day of Announcements


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With the first day of MIX, it seems like there's been a staggering stream of announcements (all of which probably require a good few days of investigations - why do I find myself increasingly accepting calendar invitations for internal meetings when it's the technology that's of interest to me? :-)).

Here's what I spotted;

  1. Silverlight 1.0 Beta is available with a Go-Live license.
  2. Silverlight 1.1 Alpha is available (this is the one with managed code support)
    1. I've seen a few people talking about inclusion of "the CLR" here and I must admit that I thought that this was "a CLR" rather than "the CLR" in the sense that it's a CLI implementation that comes with the Silverlight plug-in rather than the desktop CLR 2.0 that comes with Framework V2.0. I could be wrong though so take care but the description of the different approach to "Code Access Security" makes it sound that way.
    2. Dynamic language support also got announced (the "DLR" - see here)
  3. Silverlight Streaming Alpha available.
  4. Expression Studio has RTM'd. Web, Design, Blend and Media.
  5. Expression Blend 2 is available (for playing with Silverlight :-))
  6. The ADO.NET people have announced "Jasper" and "Astoria" ( see here )
  7. Version 5.0 of the Virtual Earth Map Control has been shipped.

I've tried to avoid linking up there but the main sites look to be;

  1. http://msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight
  2. http://www.microsoft.com/expression
  3. http://dev.live.com
  4. And Tim's got some great new resources including;
    1. Silverlight Screencasts here: http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/04/30/silverlight-screencasts.aspx 
    2. Uploading to Silverlight Streaming here: http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/04/30/silverlight-streaming-is-now-live.aspx

Posted Tue, May 1 2007 2:06 AM by mtaulty


Mark Johnston's Developer Experiences wrote Silverlight 1.1 Getting started?
on Tue, May 1 2007 9:27 AM
With all the big announcements from Mix yesterday (I've been catching up throughout the day on the keynote