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Silverlight 3.0 news disclosed today at MIX09 in Las Vegas!!!

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Cesar

So, I’ve just been attending MIX09 keynote (ScottGu, etc.), and… as you’ll discover, Silverlight 3.0 rocks!!! 🙂


Here you have some of what we’re disclosing today about SL3.0:



  • SILVERLIGHT 3.0


    • MEDIA & GRAPHICS

      • GPU hardware acceleration!!


        • Opt-in feature per element

      • Codecs (H.264/AAC/MP4, VC1, etc.)

      • Perspective 3D

      • Bitmap & pixel API

      • Pixel Shader effects!!

      • Deep Zoom improvements

    • App. Development

      • Deep linking, navigation and SEA

      • Improved text quality

      • Multi-touch support

      • 100+ controls available

      • Library caching support (reference to libs & cached so no need to download it again)

    • DEMO: ROLLING STONE COVER TO COVER

    • DATA

      • Data-binding improvements

      • Validation error templates

      • Server data push improvements

      • Binary XML networking support

      • Multi-Tier REST data support

    • Entity Framework context in SL client side

    • SAP NetWeaver Support bsed on Silverlight

    • ‘OUT OF BROWSER CAPABILITIES’ – WINDOW & OFF-LINE mode


      • No browser needed!…

      • Also for MAC!

      • Safe, secure, sandboxed environment

      • Built-in auto-update support

      • Build offline-aware applications

      • Integrated with underlying operating system

      • DEMO: KEXP 90.3 FM – SEATTLE KEXP.ORG


    • LOCAL MESSAGING


    – Cross plug-in Silverlight communication
        ○ Multiple plugins on the same page
        ○ Multiple plugins on different brwoser tabs
        ○ Multiple plugins on different browsers
        ○ DEMO: Balls going from one browser to the other. 🙂
        ○ DEMO: CHESS battle, JavaScript vs. C# BENCHMARK, but in different BROWSERS!! 🙂



    • Download experience! : 40k smaller than Silverlight 2!!!

    • Available today:

      • Silverlight 3 Beta

      • Expression Blend 3 Preview

      • Silvelright 3 Tools for VS.2008

      • IIS Media Services (Smooth Streaming, etc.)



    • IIS MEDIA SERVICES (Launched today, as well)

      • Smooth streaming (Silverlight <—> IIS 7.0 & Smooth Streaming)

      • Edge caching

      • Web playlist

      • Bit-rate throttling

      • Advanced logging

      • AKAMAI integration

      • DEMO: NBC OLIMPICS — VANCOUVER 2010 CANADA will use it! 🙂

        • HD 720 – All content

    Also, about the new EXPRESSION BLEND, some new features:



    • EXPRESSION BLEND 3

      • Sketch-Flow

      • BLEND PLAYER FOR MAC!! 🙂

        • For customers/designers so they can review and approve designs in a MAC

        • Feedback Window for every screen, etc.

        • Notes, save it and send it to the designer!.


      • Export to Microsoft Word – Design Document with all the notes, etc.

      • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator import

        • Directly open .PSD files from BLEND.

        • Yo can modify all Photoshop layers changing images to XAMEL elements and dynamics data & Data binding. 🙂


      • Behaviors

      • Designing with data

      • Source code control —> TEAM FOUNDATION integration.

      • XAML, C# and VB code intellisense in Expression Blend 3.0.

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    Cesar De la Torre

    Principal Program Manager, .NET

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