Silverlight 5 Beta Available for Download

Silverlight 5 was unveiled recently by Microsoft during the MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. Some of the exciting new features highlighted were:
  • XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging
  • Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse
  • Double (and multi) click support
  • GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API
  • Low-latency sound effects and WAV support
  • Real operating system windows and multi-display support
  • Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more
Here are some important links:

Silverlight 5 Beta Tools for Visual Studio SP1
Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5
Silverlight 5 Features Document
Silverlight 5 Beta Developer Runtime for Windows
Silverlight 5 Beta Developer Runtime for Mac
Silverlight 5 Beta SDK
WCF RIA Services for Silverlight 5 Beta
Silverlight 5 Beta Overview (Video)

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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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