Microsoft has finally rolled out the final bits Silverlight 3 along with full version of Expression Studio 3 for creating RIA (Rich Internet Applications). If you haven't already discovered the new features in Silverlight 3, here is a list of all the new controls, features and functionality that is added within the Silverlight 3.
XNA Game Studio 3.1 is go! and it brings support for the new features in Xbox 360 NXE - Xbox LIVE Avatars, Xbox LIVE Party features, Video playback and more!
Microsoft today has released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET Framework 4.0 to its MSDN subscribers. Visual Studio 2010 is a monstrous and the most awaited release which is surely set to have a big impact on Microsoft platform developers in a positive way.
In his keynote address at the MIX 09 conference at the The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Scott Guthrie, the Corporate Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform at Microsoft announced the beta availability of Silverlight 3 along with a Preview version of Expression Blend which enables us to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using the newly released Silverlight 3 Beta 1.
The General Manager of Visual Studio Developer Division has unveiled the new WPF-based UI of the upcoming Visual Studio 2010. One of the biggest visual change which Microsoft is trying to bring into this 2010 release of Visual Studio is that they are trying to completely redesign the Visual Studio editor shell – bringing in a rich WPF-based UI.
Microsoft has introduced a new educational platform which provides rich and interactive learning material for educators. Built upon the Microsoft .NET Framework, the Semblio platform will enable developers to reach new audiences and help create new business opportunities and revenue streams.
The Visual Studio Team over at Microsoft has introduced a very useful learning package to help learn about computer programming. Whether you are a teacher, a student of an Algorithms course or just a plain hobbyist; this package with its powerful feature-set could really get you started with some of the basic computer programming paradigms.
Microsoft today released a new updated CTP for Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2008. Both the updates are labeled as January 2009 CTP. Windows Azure SDK provides developers with the APIs, tools, documentation, and samples needed to develop Internet-scale applications that run on Windows Azure .