Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, and SideShow fans from around the world: I am pleased--no, thrilled!--to announce that the beta version of the Windows SideShow .NET Framework Components 1.0 (aka the managed API) is now LIVE. That's right, folks, it's here. I know it has been a long wait for many of you, and I thank you for sticking with us. Here's the full link:
Now, before you go off and start cranking out a whole lot of gadgets (which you will upload to http://gallery.live.com), a few words of wisdom:
UPDATE: I should have mentioned this the first time, but in addition to this download, you'll also need to install the Windows SDK to get the Simulator for Windows SideShow, as well as a local copy of our documentation (which is also available on MSDN).