What to expect from Silverlight 3?

MIX09 starts today. And Silverlight 3 will be one of the highlights of the event. But why do we have a Silverlight 3 version already and what will it bring to the table for developers and consumers? Well, these are some of the features that will be a part of the new Silverlight.

  • H.264 video support Silverlight 3
  • 3D support
  • GPU hardware acceleration
  • Pixel shaders
  • Perspective 3D
  • Animation enhancements
  • Bitmap APIs
  • improvements to the media stack
  • Updates to the style model
  • Data binding improvements
  • Improved resource handling
  • Improvements to the web services stack
  • Some new additional controls

This is just a glimpse of some of the new features to look out for. Stay tuned to http://live.visitmix.com/ for coverage of MIX09, live from Las Vegas,which starts at 9 am PDT with keynotes from Bill Buxton and Scott Guthrie.

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