MIX08 announcements

Last year was a surprise to developers that so much new technology was announced at MIX07. I was there and had a blast. This year I have to read the news from behind my pc. But I’m gathering all news for you and myself.

  • Silverlight 2 with GoLive license.
    It’s downloadable!
    Silverlight 2 Beta 1 for Windows
    Silverlight 2 Beta 1 for Mac
  • Silverlight 2 now has controls.
    But that’s not just it, you get source code and a lot (!) of unit tests for the controls. Always nice to have a look at.
  • Silverlight on Nokia phones
    Microsoft announced that with the help of Nokia they’re porting Silverlight to the Nokia S60. The plan is to show it during the keynote.
    Read more…
  • Silverlight 2 for Windows Mobile
    Yeah! All my dreams coming true! First .NET Compact Framework, then WCF and now Silverlight?! What could I want more?!
    See the first mobile app in Silverlight here. This is IE though! 🙂
  • Silverlight 2 and Seadragon
    Zooming in on extreme large images.
  • Silverlight and Sharepoint
    Read about it here.
  • WPF & Shading support
    Support for some cool hardware accelerated shaders! Do I hear WPF games?! 🙂
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
    It’s released, download here for Vista, download for WinXP here.

Awesome!

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