Silverlight 2.0 Beta is Coming

Scott Guthrie revealed details
about the Silverlight 2.0 release
last week including that a public beta is
coming soon.

Here are the details that you probably care about:

  • The full download for the Silverlight beta
    release is a bit more than 4 MB
  • Silverlight runs in a variety of browsers and on
    both OSX and Windows
  • The beta includes a subset of the WCF client
    libraries including the ability to create proxies and call WCF endpoints

also has a number of tutorials published about writing a Silverlight sample

  1. Part 1: Creating “Hello World” with
    Silverlight 2 and VS 2008
  2. Part 2: Using Layout Management
  3. Part 3: Using Networking to Retrieve Data and
    Populate a DataGrid
  4. Part 4: Using Style Elements to Better Encapsulate
    Look and Feel
  5. Part 5: Using the ListBox and DataBinding to
    Display List Data
  6. Part 6: Using User Controls to Implement
    Master/Details Scenarios
  7. Part 7: Using Templates to Customize Control Look
    and Feel
  8. Part 8: Creating a Digg Desktop Version of our
    Application using WPF

I’ll be able to tell you more about the WCF subset once the
beta actually comes out.