Silverlight 4 Ships Today!

We shipped today!  WAAHOO!!! And this time, we’ve packaged up all the dev tools (including the runtime) in one package.  So after you’ve installed Visual Studio 2010, go get Silverlight Tools here!

Silverlight 4 RC & Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP!

Go download the Silverlight 4 RC! Runtime (PC, Mac) Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 Expression Blend 4 Beta Silverlight Toolkit WCF RIA Services Just a few of my favorite new SL4 RC features since the Beta: Full screen pinning (watch videos full screen while typing in a different window, on a different monitor.  wahoo for multi-tasking!) Rich text formatting spring loading (be able to hit bold and just watch it work) WebCam preview (see previews of the web cam in the config dialog) Binding support in VisualStates (use databinding in your state storyboards) Navigation loader refresh (support refreshing …


I’m so excited about MIX10! Here’s a list of key Silverlight sessions.  If you’re not in Vegas, catch the keynotes (live!) and sessions (24hours delayed) at Time Session Speaker Room Mon 11:30 – 12:30pm Microsoft Silverlight 4 Overview: What’s in Store for Silverlight 4? Keith Smith Mandalay Ballroom D Mon 2:00 – 3:00pm Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Series Application Platform Charlie Kindel Mandalay Ballroom A Mon 3:30 – 4:30pm Stepping Outside the Browser with Microsoft Silverlight 4 Ashish Shetty Breakers H Tue 11:00 – 12:00pm Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Applications Scott Morrison Lagoon H Tue 11:30 – …

Some Recent Notable Silverlight Posts

A couple folks on my team have recently started blogs.  If you haven’t already, check it out! David Poll (blog) On-demand loading of assemblies with Silverlight Navigation – Revisited for Silverlight 4 Beta Opening up Silverlight 4 Navigation: Introduction to INavigationContentLoader Jesse Bishop (blog) Dynamic Theming in Silverlight with Implicit Styles (plus Custom Build Events) Implementing a ContextMenu in Silverlight 4 Beta Surface multitouch gestures and inertia sample for Silverlight Multi-touch Gesture Recognition in Silverlight 3

Silverlight 4 Links

Here’s a set of interesting Silverlight 4 links…   Bits & Tools Visual Studio 2010 Beta Silverlight 4 Beta Tools For Visual Studio 2010 Developer Runtime (Windows, Mac) Note: Runtime gets installed with the SL4 Beta Tools Expression Blend Preview for .NET 4 & Silverlight 4 Silverlight Toolkit WCF RIA Services Resources Tim Heuer’s Guide to Silverlight 4 Beta Features Silverlight 4 Technical Feature Overview by John Papa NCL Team Blog (Networking)   Other Product Team Members’ Blogs David Poll Jesse Bishop Joe Stegman Seema Ramchandani Our Four Official Silverlight Bloggers Adam Kinney Jesse Liberty John Papa Tim Heuer

PDC Session: Silverlight 4 Beta Overview

Thank you to everyone who came to my overview talk yesterday!   My session video has already been posted online.  You can also download the deck here. You can find online all the other Silverlight PDC session videos. As promised, you’ll find the code for all the demos below (and links to run the app, where possible).   But first, a few thank yous…. I got help from a bunch of people on the Silverlight team while putting together the demos and content for this talk.  So a big thank you to all of you!  (And to Walter VonKoch on …

Silverlight 4 Beta Ships Today!

As our VP ScottGu just announced in the PDC Keynote, Silverlight 4 Beta ships today! Get the bits here. If you’re at PDC, I’ll be giving the Silverlight 4 Beta Overview session in an hour (CL01, 11:30am Hall F). Here are some other great Silverlight PDC Talks!

Bing Visual Search Released!

And it uses Silverlight! Bing Visual Search enables you to search the web using images as your “keywords” (as opposed to well, word keywords).  Check it out here.

Whatcha Think? New Silverlight Features…

Thanks to Joe for calling out the new Silverlight  feature request tracker.  Tim Heuer and Scott Barnes have set up this list up to help us get feedback from the community. We’re definitely looking closely at this list!  Please cast your votes.  🙂