Though I’m a member of the Silverlight 3 Early Adopter’s Program (and thus have been getting weekly builds of Silverlight long before the public beta), I’m probably not going to be writing anything about the new features. This isn’t because Silverlight 3 is boring, but, rather, because I have a strict policy of never doing something that other’s are already doing. So, I would like to direct your attention to a few web sites showing the awesome provided by Silverlight 3 (and you won’t find business-application boringness here).
First, Tim Huerer has a nice post giving a very quick rundown of the new features:
Second, Jeff Prosise’s blog shows some of the cooler features of Silverlight 3. Maybe it’s just because I absolutely HATE business application development, but I find Jeff’s blog to be 100x more interesting than the “how to write use X to write your boring line-of-business application.” His work is also not for the naive or faint of heart. Instead, it’s for professional developers (i.e. the extremely rare people who aren’t afraid to do things the right way.) If Jeff adds more stuff, I’ll add them to this list.
Finally, you can always head over to the Mix ‘09 web site and watch some Silverlight 3 (and 2) videos. Most of them also have PowerPoint files associated with them. Personally, I can’t stand the torture of listening to someone take 30 minutes to say something that I can ready in 3 minutes. That’s one reason I turned Microsoft down when they asked me to turn my Understanding WCF Services in Silverlight 2 into a talk at Mix. Boring. Here’s the Mix link: