Yesterday at PDC09 Scott Guthrie announced that Silverlight 4 Beta is available for download; which is pretty exciting news! Silverlight 3 just shipped in July; so the Silverlight team must have been crazy busy at work to come up with new features in such a short time.
There have been numerous blog posts since yesterday about Silverlight 4 and I decided to just post info about a few interesting pointers; instead of rewriting the same story. Here are my pointers:
Silverlight 4 Training Course on Channel9
What’s new in Silverlight 4 Beta on Channel9
Silverlight 4 Beta videos on Silverlight.Net
Silverlight Cream #735 – with links to all the cool articles/blogs about SL4 Beta
I am especially happy about the Microphone support coming with Silverlight 4! I was working on an app, which required client voice recording and I had postponed that feature for a while, since I didn’t wanted to do it in Flash. There is already a video on Silverlight.Net about Microphone and Webcam support by Tim Heuer. No more excuses not to finish my app!
You can also find many tweets about blog articles tagged with #SL4; there have been zillions of tweets as of yesterday. In the meantime, I discovered a website called sl4.org; SL4 meaning “Shock Level Four” … Well, I guess, having a SL4 Beta release in such a short time could be considered as some sort of shock.