Today, MIX 09 was kicked off in Las Vegas. As a part of this launch MSDN sites (www.msdn.com) are sporting a new cool MIX look across the sites.

 

 

 

We also have information on MIX avaialble on the home page of MSDN. The following technologies were announced as a part of MIX 09 kickoff today. I have provided links below to the library documentation or download points on these technologies.

 

Silverlight 3 Beta: The Silverlight 3 Beta contains more than 50 new features and 20 new controls, including support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that dramatically improve developer productivity.

Expression Blend 3 Preview & Expression Web SuperPreview: Expression Blend 3 contains a number of radically innovative capabilities, including SketchFlow, for effectively prototyping the flow and composition of applications.  We will also demonstrate SuperPreview, a feature of Expression Web which enables developers to quickly and easily troubleshoot web page rendering across a wide variety of browsers.

Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta: The Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta not only easily and simply installs the Microsoft Web Platform stack, but it also enables customers to easily install and configure PHP for current and new releases of community applications from the Windows Web Application Gallery.

Windows Web Application Gallery: The Windows Web Application Gallery allows you to install the most popular community Web applications such as Acquia Drupal, DotNetNuke, and WordPress, which integrate with the Microsoft Web Platform.

ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) 1.0: ASP.NET MVC enables developers to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications using ASP.NET and offers features such as support for Test-Driven Development, Fine-grained control over HTML and JavaScript, and intuitive URLs.

Commerce Server 2009: Commerce Server 2009 enables the ability to create consistent user experiences across e-commerce channels. Developers can easily create online shopping experiences that engage, attract and excite customers by offering personalized content, social community and rich user experiences.

 

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