After writing about the new up-coming release of Silverlight 3, yesterday it happened. Here is part of the new features as described by Scott Guthrie. New features: – HD Media – Silverlight 3 now supports hardware graphics acceleration – enabling both video and graphics compositing to be offloaded onto a GPU. This can dramatically lower
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Microsoft’s competitor to Adobe Flash, Silverlight, has officially rolled out the new version, Silverlight 3, today. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering media experiences and interactive applications for the Web. The first version was launched in 2007 and the second version was launched in September of 2008. In April, Microsoft reported
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I came across this article and really enjoyed it, thats why I have to share it with you. Written by Damon Armstrong this article gives a bit of light what is next in .NET field. Co-Evolution for VB.NET and C# One of the most prominent messages coming from Microsoft right now is geared towards Microsoft
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These are predictions by Guy Barrette who is Microsoft Regional Director. ASP.NET is dead You should drop ASP.NET and start using Silverlight right now because it is clear that Microsoft has no roadmap and future plans for that technology. At the last PDC, nothing new ASP.NET was announced except a few tweaks for AJAX and
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Sorry for not writing lately but I have been distracted with some other projects. Here are some interesting books I came across yesterday. Enjoy! Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 Programming Microsoft LINQ Introducing Microsoft® SilverlightTM 2 Second Edition
Yesterday was published the latest release of Silverlight 2 which is actually Beta2. Beta2 adds a lot of new features (more details below), but is still a 4.6 MB download that takes less than 10 seconds to install on a machine. It does not require the .NET Framework or any other software to be installed
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Yes, its coming! The boys and Redmond can’t wait to release all these service packs. I have Scott Guthrie’s blog post in front of me and read it carefully. As for now these two downloads are still in beta but will be released soon in final stage. So far you can download it from here.
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Recently Scott Guthrie released some of his notes about the second version of Silverlight 2. This actually will be a beta version but still some new key features will be produced. Here is what Scott is saying: Silverlight 2 includes a cross-platform, cross-browser version of the .NET Framework, and enables a rich .NET development platform
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