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.
What’s New in Expression Blend 3 Preview?
With Microsoft Expression Blend 3 Preview, you can create Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications for the desktop and Microsoft Silverlight 3 applications for the web.
Expression Blend 3 Preview is a major new release, taking the product in a number of new, important directions, such as on-the-fly sample data generation. We also added support for several Silverlight 3 features.
Expression Blend 3 Preview is a step on a long journey toward tools that are meant to empower designers to participate in the process of software creation in deep, meaningful, and creative ways.
Using Expression Blend 3 Preview, you, the designers, can make computers easier and more fun to use, and can delight customers with great applications and great content.