On 13th April at the MIX11 conference, Scott Guthrie announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta.
The Beta is a major step towards the final release of Silverlight 5 later this year and includes many of the features we already announced at the Silverlight Firestarter last December. Visual Studio and Expression Blend support for Silverlight 5 is also available for download.
You can download the Beta and Tools here.
Silverlight 5 makes further advances in media, application development and user experiences, adding over 40 new features and 100s of new APIs. You can get the Beta, tools and more at http://www.silverlight.net.
Pete Brown also has 7 new video tutorials covering the Beta on his blog.
Here’s a summary of the features already announced for Silverlight 5:
Premium Media Experiences
Silverlight 5 offers improved media support and rich UI capabilities:
Application Development and User Experience
Silverlight 5 enhances developer productivity and end user experience for applications: