I'm happy to say that the Beta 1 RC of Avalon & Indigo is now available here. This version is compatible with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2!
As promised, I've updated my XAML playing cards sample here, and I've updated the two pages on XAMLshare as well. I see that Valentin already updated his chess sample on XAMLshare to match Beta 1 RC! Great!
Next time, we'll look at some of the Avalon changes from March CTP to Beta 1 RC.