Silverlight 3 Released

Silverlight 3 was released to the web today along with it a new release candidate build of Expression Blend 3 that includes SketchFlow.


Check out the new C9 Video – with Scott Guthrie & Christian Schormann

Also there are new landing pages for

There are a couple of great Silverlight 3 Out of  Browser Examples:


Also I recommend that you check out What’s new in Expression Encoder 3 in the way of OOB support.

In Encoder 3, if you choose to enable offline support when you publish a Silverlight video, the user will have the option of downloading and installing not only the media player code but also the video and audio files.
This feature also works in conjunction with IIS Smooth Streaming so you get the benefit of adaptive streaming when online and a downloaded, high quality version to watch when away from a network.

Check out the Top Silverlight Features especially the new extensible media format support with RAW AV rocks!


Tim Heuer has a great post on what is new and what has changed.

To install all the new bits take a trip over to

For Deep Zoom there is a new version of Deep Zoom Composer which brings back source code and an updated version of RiaServices at - Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services July Update: Part 2: Rich Data Query

Christian has posted SketchFlow Concepts: An Overview and there is are new Blend 3 and Web 3 overview videos available.

Check out which is the official launch site that has recently gone live.

Stay tuned to the Silverlight and Expression Studio Virtual Press Room and Twitter for more updates!