This Week's Topics
Comments from the EditorMicrosoft's very own Scott Guthrie, along with Brian Goldfarb, announced the release of Silverlight 2 yesterday. Along with the release that should be available as of this morning is also the release of the Visual Studio tools for Silverlight that are supported in Visual Studio 2008 as well as the Visual Web Developer Express Edition. Expression Studio will also support Silverlight 2 by using a Service Pack that is also being released.
They also announced Microsoft support to fund a project with Soyatec, a member of the Eclipse foundation, to move advanced Silverlight capabilities into the Eclipse IDE. This is being released as a preview today under the Eclipse public license version 1.0 on SourceForge. This will start with Windows support, but the hope is that this will also migrate to the Mac and Linux platforms.
What was not announced was support for Visual Studio 2005 for the Visual Studio Silverlight tools. If you have Visual Studio 2005, you'll need to upgrade, or you'll need to use the freely available Web Developer 2008 Express Edition.Scott and Brian made several other related announcements as well. See my complete write up on Codeguru in Silverlight 2.0 Releases Today - Prior to PDC.
Until next week...
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