Silverlight 3 was released to the web today along with it a new release candidate build of Expression Blend 3 that includes SketchFlow.
Also there are new landing pages for
- thirsteen23 – Silverlight 3 TED Video Player
- sobees – social desktop aggregator (right click to go out of browser)
Also I recommend that you check out What’s new in Expression Encoder 3 in the way of OOB support.
In Encoder 3, if you choose to enable offline support when you publish a Silverlight video, the user will have the option of downloading and installing not only the media player code but also the video and audio files.
This feature also works in conjunction with IIS Smooth Streaming so you get the benefit of adaptive streaming when online and a downloaded, high quality version to watch when away from a network.
Tim Heuer has a great post on what is new and what has changed.
To install all the new bits take a trip over to http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/
For Deep Zoom there is a new version of Deep Zoom Composer which brings back source code and an updated version of RiaServices at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/RiaServices – Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 2: Rich Data Query
Check out http://seethelight.com which is the official launch site that has recently gone live.
Stay tuned to the Silverlight and Expression Studio Virtual Press Room and Twitter for more updates!