Silverlight 4, Office/Sharepoint 2010 Beta Announced at PDC 09

Steven Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie and Kurt DelBene were the top speakers announced for day 2 keynote.PDC09Bling_BeforeAfter_136_3

If you would like to watch the keynotes on-demand, you can do so at site.

Silverlight 4

Scott Guthrie announces the public beta of Silverlight 4. The beta can be downloaded at

New features:

  • Extended out-of-browser capabilities to enable deeper desktop experiences without additional code or runtimes
  • Powerful enhancements for enterprise application developers, including full support for Microsoft Visual image_thumb_2Studio 2010, providing access to Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Server, and improved printing,  networking, reporting and charting capabilities
  • Richer Web experiences, including new webcam and microphone capabilities, native multicast support for wide-scale media content delivery, and more than 60 customizable controls to build compelling, interactive applications

If you want training, go to Channel 9 to Silverlight 4 training:

Office 2010 Beta and SharePoint 2010 Beta

The are public betas of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 and Office Web Apps for business customers. The 2010 release is designed to give people the best productivity experience across PCs, phones and browsers. The betas can be downloaded at Also announced: PowerPivot for Excel 2010 – CTP version is available –


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