Friday at a launch event host in San Francisco and streamed live around the world, Microsoft publically released Silverlight 3 and Expression 3. The event include on overview keynote highlighting some partner projects as well as deep dive silverlight training sessions. Much of the content is available at http://seethelight.com .
While Silverlight 2 made some steps providing a strong development foundation the brought .Net to the a multi-browser, multi-platform environment. In just 22 months since the launch of Silverlight 1, it’s remarkable to see where to platform is at. Silverlight 3 is polished, robust, and ready to change to web.
At the beginning of the launch event S. Somasegar, Senior VP of Microsoft’s Developer Division talked a bit about Microsoft’s role in creating a development platform and tools that “helps you build great software that you want to build, that your users want to use". there are over 6 million .Net developers around the world with the core skills and tools in place already to develop Silverlight applications.
In the next few days we’ll be seeing a lot of new Silverlight 3 projects released as developers move their projects to the latest bits. There are a few breaking changes from the public beta, so please be sure to read through the changes documents.
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