Well, day 1 is over... It was very interesting day. I've started (like majority of attendees) on Keynote, being presented by Roy Ozzie, Scott Guthrie and Dean Hachamovitch.
It was very big excitement on announcing Silverlight 2 Beta1 and IE8 Beta. Lots of great demos and showcases by partners (AOE mail, Hard Rock Cafe with Deep Zoom, WeatherBug with Silverlight mobile for Nokia platform ), etc.
So, here are the major release downloads:
- Silverlight 2 runtime (download)
- Silverlight Tools for VS2008 (download)
- Microsoft Expression Studio 2 Beta (download)
- Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 (download)
- Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 Documentation (download)
- Source Code and Unit Tests for Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Controls (download)
- Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5 March 2008 Preview (download)
- Expression Web 2 Beta (download)
- IE8 Beta (download)
After keynotes, I was on very good lecture about UI usability, and creating efficient UX by Gil Hupert-Graff and Yochay Kiriaty.
Last session I had (2 parts) was on building rich Internet applications using Silverlight 2 by Joe Stegman (1st part) and Mike Harsh (2nd part). There was a lot of useful (and not so useful) examples, of what Silverlight can do now, and how Internet developing is merging with "old-school" WPF developing.
Last, but not least, I've had a great party time at TAO nightclub :)
Will back tomorrow with more updates