Microsoft has set July 10 as the date for a launch event for Version 3 of its Silverlight Rich Internet application (RIA) technology and Version 3 of the company's Expression design tools.
Microsoft has set July 10 as the date for a launch event for Version 3 of
its Silverlight Rich Internet application (RIA) technology and Version 3 of the
company's Expression design tools.
In a "Save the Date" invitation, Microsoft announced the July 10
date as a launch event for Silverlight 3 and Expression 3, calling on
prospective attendees to come and "see for yourself how Microsoft is
helping teams light up Web experiences." Although the Microsoft invite
said the launch event will be held "in the Bay Area," at 10 a.m. on July 10, it also said that further
details would follow.
Microsoft's Silverlight 3, which the company announced in March at its MIX09
event, is currently in beta. Silverlight 3 brings more than 50 new features
over the prior version, including support for running Silverlight applications
out of the browser, enhanced video performance and improved quality, and
features that improve developer productivity. Silverlight 3 also features
Visual Studio and Expression Blend support.
Meanwhile, Expression Blend 3, also available as a preview, includes
SketchFlow, a rapid prototyping capability that makes it easy to communicate
design intent to stakeholders; design time sample data that enables the design and
testing of applications without access to live data; direct import of Adobe
Photoshop and Illustrator files; behaviors, extensible and reusable components
that add interactivity to applications without writing code; a full code editor
supporting C#, VB and XAML.