There's Mike and I in Birmingham on Wednesday talking about Silverlight 1.1 and ASP.NET 3.5 and meanwhile in the deepest, darkest corner offices of Redmond, they're trying to make us look silly. Well not quite but it sometimes feels like we'll get back from an event one day and find that everything we've just said has been superseded while we've been "disconnected".
Anyway, the big news via ScottGu's blog is that there's so much going into the next release of Silverlight (see below) that making it a point release doesn't make sense so it becomes Silverlight 2.0 instead. A few of the 2.0 features are listed below (none will come as much of a surprise if you've been to a Silverlight session). Of course the even better news is that this isn't everything, we're keeping back some surprises...
That's quite a list (and comes straight from Scott's post). We've also announced that there will be a Silverlight 2.0 Beta in Q1 with a Go-Live licence, a free VS2008 tools update to support Silverlight 2.0 and that support extends across all editions of VS including the Express editions (which are, of course, free).
Scott's also blogged details of the upcoming ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions release (which will ship next year as an out of band release - ie not tied to a release of the framework). The first public preview will be released to the web next week and will include:
Just a few things to keep us all occupied over Christmas then... :-)
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