The curtain has been raised on a whole slew of news related to Silverlight, formerly codenamed “WPF/E”. Today at Mix ’07 (no, unfortunately I’m not attending) and via blogs, several announcements have been made:
.NET Programming and Tool Support for Silverlight
From Soma’s Mix07 post:
(Actually, take a moment to read Soma’s post now. There’s a ton of other announcements in it and I don’t want to copy full his post… IronRuby, DLR, Dynamic Languages shared source, and more!)
This is very cool news. .NET, Silverlight, PC & Mac… Mike Harsh has posted on the .NET support in Silverlight and the new Silverlight.net community site. He also points out there are quickstarts and samples based on v1.0 and v1.1, including v1.1 managed code samples in C#, VB.NET, IronPython and more.
Silverlight 1.0 Beta Available (with Go Live License)
From the Silverlight streaming homepage:
“Silverlight Streaming is a companion service for Silverlight that makes it easier for developers and designers to deliver and scale rich media as part of their Silverlight applications. The service offers web designers and developers a free and convenient solution for hosting and streaming cross-platform, cross-browser media experiences and rich interactive applications that run on Windows™ and Mac. Combined with the ability to create content with Microsoft® Expression Studio and other 3rd party tools, Web designers and content publishers wishing to integrate Silverlight applications into their online properties can enjoy complete control of the end user experience.
As of today, you can get hosted space for 4GB Silverlight streaming media and videos of up to 10 minutes in length at http://silverlight.live.com! Tim Sneath (who posted a zillion entries today) has an introductory post.
Silverlight “How To” Screencasts
Scott Guthrie Interview
If you’re more of a “listen” than “read” person, there’s an interview of Scott Guthrie on Channel 9 where Scott discusses the announcements made today.
Some game-changing announcements. Take some time to digest them and, if you’re in the Northeast, catch our next Bob & Chris’ MSDN Roadshow where one of the day’s four sessions will be on Silverlight.