Here are all the Silverlight 3 Beta links, if you’re interested in digging in.
- Silverlight 3 Developer Runtime (windows, mac)
- Silverlight 3 Beta Tools for Visual Studio
- Microsoft Expression Blend 3 Preview
- Silverlight Toolkit
- .NET RIA Services
As a callout: This is a developer beta release only! This means there is no “go-live” licensing available and the end-user runtime of Silverlight 3 is not available.
A full list of the new features can be found here.
If you’re curious, some of the new framework features inside of the core runtime are:
- BasedOn Styles
- Merged ResourceDictionaries
- Ability to listen to handled routed events
- Data Binding to DependencyProperty sources
- Binding supports RelativeSource syntax
- Explicit update for Bindings
- Validation UI supported by VSM
- MultiSelection for ListBox