Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Is Here!

Get it from, along with the developer tools, documentation and the June update to Blend 2.5.

image Lots of new goodies – as ever, Scott Guthrie’s blog has a comprehensive guide. I’m not going to try and compete with him today: my family tell me it’s time for the weekend to start!

If you’re looking for something to try out, there’s an updated version of Hard Rock’s Memorabilia site, but the really cool new site out there is a graphical adventure called Buddy Knavery, written in the style of old-school games like Zak McKracken and Maniac Mansion. I’ve already wasted far too much time playing with it instead of updating this blog post! There’s some amazing work here – hard to believe that it was all written by one guy in his spare time…

Comments (9)

  1. Quikboy says:

    The game seems nice and pretty funny, but I’m having trouble getting in and around places.

  2. Awesome!

    Is the SDK compatible with VS 2008 SP1 beta?

  3. Tim Sneath says:

    Quikboy, the funny thing is that the original games this plays homage to were just the same! I remember wasting hours in the original Sam and Max clicking all over the screen trying to find the semi-hidden location that I _knew_ had to be there. (Who’d have known that the first location in the game panned if you walked over to the side of the screen!)

    Florian, yes – it’s compatible, and indeed that’s what I’m running.


  4. On the heels of yesterday's 17 links, there's 11 today, and at least one other hidden away. I've

  5. colinizer says:

    Where’s Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy from the ZX Spectrum days 🙂

  6. . says:

    You will need to do get three updates.  The plugin itself, Expression Studio 2.5 June release, and

  7. Glenn says:

    Will you be updating the Enterprise Deployment Guide prior to Silverlight 2 being released?

    There is confusion about whether you need to set


    or, the same setting in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.  Per machine would be useful, but when you go through the interface, it appears to set it under current_user.

    When you release an updated deployment guide, can you please also update this:

  8. Tim Sneath says:

    Hi Glenn, yes – we’re working on an updated version of the deployment guide.

    Both locations are permissible for the UpdateMode. The user has access to HKCU, but any setting in HKLM overrides the HKCU setting. Therefore, while the user is able to continue modifying their preference, any admin preference determines the behavior of the control.

    Hope this helps, Tim

  9. MANIC MINER – Silverlight is just here… 🙂 ENJOY!

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