Today at Microsoft’s MIX09 conference a number of extremely exciting announcements were made about the companies efforts in the RIA space. Most notable was the release of a Silverlight 3 beta which includes a huge list of exciting new features including Out Of Browser support, enhanced media capabilities and a line of RIA Services targeted towards building line of business applications. The new release includes support for things like Deep Linking, Navigation, SEO Optimization, Hardware GPU support, 3-D and Animation enhancements, and the list goes on.
The Out Of Browser capabilities are a key items that targets an area a lot of people having been asking for and creates some truly exciting innovation opportunities to create cross platform applications that can be run from the desktop. (Translation: You can write a CLR application that runs on a Mac)
For more information, here’s the link to get started as well as some of the key blogs posts of the day to get you started. I’ll be posting more on some of my recent work with the new bits over the next few days.
Silverlight 3 Getting Started
Blog Posts of Note:
A Guide to Silverlight 3 New Features
Silverlight 3 Beta is Live! – Out of Browser, Perspective 3D, Effects, ElementName Binding and m
Silverlight 3 Beta Sample - Slidentity - Presentation Creation App
Introducing Offline and Out of Browser support in Silverlight
SketchFlow – Sketching and Prototyping in Expression Blend
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