We just finished listening to the opening keynote. The keynote is full of excitements with the following key announcements and messages.
- Compelling cross-platform user experiences
- Flexible programming model with collaborative tools
- High quality media with low cost
- Connected to web, servers, and services
Detailed announcements are:
Silverlight Programming Model Details
- Releasing Silverlight 1.1 Alpha to support .NET programming for building RIAs.
- Announcing cross-platform .NET (VB, C#) as part of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha.
- Announcing support for dynamic languages (Ruby, Python, Managed JScript) as part of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha.
Preview of Expression Studio and Visual Studio Support for Silverlight
- RTM of Expression Studio
- Releasing Expression Blend 2.0 May Preview to support Silverlight.
- Expression Media Encoder Preview for Silverlight.
- Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1 to support Silverlight.
Details on Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live
- First 4GB of storage free for Silverlight streaming.
Check out the momentum video from Ray Ozzie's keynote which includes a series of great WPF applications which was uploaded using Silverlight streaming service.