Scott Guthrieâ€™s keynote was fantastic. Glimpses into all sorts of cool new things coming down the pike.
Some notes of value for me:
2. Silverlight 3 is beta
Find out what is new:
I particularly liked this part:
- Element to Element binding : UI designers use binding between two UI properties to create compelling UI experiences. Silverlight now enables property binding to CLR objects and other UI components via XAML, for instance binding a slider value to the volume control of a media player.
- Data Forms. The Data Form control provides support for layout of fields, validation, updating and paging through data.
- New features for data validation which automatically catch incorrect input and warn the user with built-in validation controls.
- Support for business objects on both client and server with n-Tier data support. Easily load, sort, filter and page data with added support for working with data. Includes a new built-in CollectionView to perform a set of complex operations against server side data. A new set of .NET RIA services supports these features on the server.
Tim Heuer has a blog post on the Silverlight 3 new features. (as well as links to downloads)
- Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio
- Expression Blend 3 Preview
- .NET RIA Services
- Silverlight 3 SDK CHM File
- Updated Silverlight Toolkit
One new item that is of interest: Microsoft .NET RIA Services. Read more here (pdf)
Brad Abrams on â€˜Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 3â€™