Using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta with Silverlight

Using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta with Silverlight

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Beta 1 of SP1 for Visual Studio and .Net Framework is now available for download.  This is a huge update with a lot of new features and performance enhancements.  Not to mention pixel shaders in WPF

I have always wanted to tap natively into my Nvidia's shader engine without having to learn DirectX and now I can.  Geek Joy! 

It is important to note however, that SP1 Beta is not compatible with the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Tools for Visual Studio.  I recommend if you are doing any Silverlight 2 development at this time that you hold off on installing SP1 beta.   Silverlight 2 Beta 2 will be out very soon and there will be an updated version of the Visual Studio Tools that works with SP1. 

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Kudos to Silverlight Surfer for putting this video together.  Definitely worth checking out - if you do not understand what a GPU and Pixel Shaders can do for you as a .Net Developer then this video will give you an idea.

  
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