Keynote Messages


We just finished listening to the opening keynote. The keynote is full of excitements with the following key announcements and messages.

Silverlight Messages:

  • Compelling cross-platform user experiences
  • Flexible programming model with collaborative tools
  • High quality media with low cost
  • Connected to web, servers, and services

Detailed announcements are:

Silverlight Programming Model Details

  • Releasing Silverlight 1.0 Beta to support JavaScript/AJAX.
  • Releasing Silverlight 1.1 Alpha to support .NET programming for building RIAs.
  • Announcing cross-platform .NET (VB, C#) as part of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha.
  • Announcing support for dynamic languages (Ruby, Python, Managed JScript) as part of Silverlight 1.1 Alpha.

Preview of Expression Studio and Visual Studio Support for Silverlight

  • RTM of Expression Studio
  • Releasing Expression Blend 2.0 May Preview to support Silverlight.
  • Expression Media Encoder Preview for Silverlight.
  • Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1 to support Silverlight.

Details on Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live

  • First 4GB of storage free for Silverlight streaming.

Check out the momentum video from Ray Ozzie's keynote which includes a series of great WPF applications which was uploaded using Silverlight streaming service.