Download Links for MIX08 Announcements


Here’s a consolidated list of all the key downloads you’ll need to update your developer workstation to the latest and greatest technologies announced this morning:

A couple of tips:

  • The Silverlight 2 Tools release (third item above) includes the Silverlight 2 runtime and the SDK. You don’t need to install the runtime separately first: just run the tools installer and you’ll have everything you need.
  • The Visual Studio extensions don’t work with the Express editions – make sure you’ve got the full Visual Studio 2008 installed before attempting to install them.
  • If you installed Silverlight 1.1 Alpha, uninstall it first, along with any related tools or SDKs before installing Silverlight 2 Beta 1. I watched someone get into a bit of a mess this morning by trying to update Silverlight 1.1 Alpha in-place. Fortunately, they were still able to uninstall and reinstall, but you’re definitely best to start with a clean machine.

Have fun!

Comments (21)

  1. Anonymous says:

    OK, so you’ve got all the bits downloaded and installed on your machine. What’s the best way to start

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is the MVC preview you have linked a subset of the ASP.NET Extensions refresh?

  3. Tim Sneath says:

    It’s separate, I believe. Tim

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tim Sneath has a great summary of links the technologies we announced at the MIX08 keynote this morning. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    Tim Sneath has a great summary of links the technologies we announced at the MIX08 keynote this morning. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    This morning during the key note @ Mix, Microsoft announced that Silverlight 2 Beta 1,  Expression

  7. JWilcox says:

    Just to add, as announced during the keynote, the source code to the managed Silverlight 2 controls and unit tests are also available in a separate download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EA93DD89-3AF2-4ACB-9CF4-BFE01B3F02D4&displaylang=en

  8. Anonymous says:

    If you're thinking about cracking on with Silverlight – then here's the place to start. This

  9. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone else have the install of the "Tools for VS2008" prompt for the Visual Studio 2008 install disc?

    I thought this was weird.

    Fortunately I had a retail disc handy and stuck it in to complete the install. The “browse button” was looking for vs_setup.msi. I assume that this was the original install file.

    If you installed VS from the web or a share, you might want to locate it before you begin the install in case you run into the same problem I did.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Expression Blend 2.5 still has some issues when working with Globaized applications

  11. Anonymous says:

    So we have both "Expression Studio 2 Beta (contains Blend, Design, Encoder, Media and Web)" and also "Expression Blend 2.5 March 2008 Preview"

    Can we install both of these? Or should we select just one version of Blend?

  12. Tim Sneath says:

    Hi Ian, we aim to confuse 🙂

    Here’s the deal. Moving forward, Expression Blend 2 contains support for shipping technology: that is, WPF 3.x and Silverlight 1.0. Expression Blend 2.5 is a preview of the next release after Blend 2; it runs side-by-side with Blend 2 and supports WPF 3.x, Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight 2. You’re probably best to install both together – at this point, Blend 2 is more stable than 2.5 as a development environment for WPF and Silverlight 1.0, according to my Blend buddies.

    Hope this helps, Tim

  13. Tim Sneath says:

    I’ve updated the links above to also include the source code for the controls and unit tests. Thanks, Jeff!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, but the link to the Silverlight 2 beta runtime doesn’t seem to work.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I don't know about you but today has been a total information overload for me… Ok, so let start

  16. Anonymous says:

    Conclusa da poche ore le keynote di MIX’08 a Las Vegas , le novità presentate in ambito web e new media

  17. Anonymous says:

    Conclusa da poche ore le keynote di MIX’08 a Las Vegas , le novità presentate in ambito web e new media

  18. Anonymous says:

    MIX08 came and went and I’ve had a chance to reflect on its impact over the weekend. I have to say that

  19. Anonymous says:

    MIX08 came and went and I've had a chance to reflect on its impact over the weekend. I have to say

  20. Anonymous says:

    asynchronous http post request with silverlight 2.0 beta 1