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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Silverlight for Windows Phone 7.0

Finally we’ll have Silverlight on Windows Phone 7! Here it is:

SILVERLIGHT 4.0 RC and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7.0

Associated Press Windows Phone 7 Series Application

· Microsoft delivers the premier mobile application development experience.

- Today, with the combination of Windows Phone 7 Series, Silverlight, the XNA Framework, Visual Studio, Expression Blend and Windows Phone Marketplace, developers have the richest, most productive development tools and platform for creating and deploying high performance, compelling mobile applications. 

- Microsoft offers a familiar and flexible development experience for mobile applications with Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone and Expression Blend for Windows Phone.

- The Windows Phone Marketplace offers developers a low-cost, easy, transparent and predictable way to publish, distribute and monetize their applications.

· One Silverlight, many opportunities to deliver the best experiences with the highest quality.

- Silverlight developers can use their existing skills to create amazing consumer and enterprise experiences that run across many and varied devices.

- Developers can write once, optimize everywhere to deliver engaging, high-quality experiences through all major browsers on Mac, Windows, and Linux client operating systems as well as a growing range of devices including Windows Phone, Symbian and Moblin.

- A growing list of companies have chosen Silverlight to deliver high-quality experiences including Major League Soccer; eBay; CT Corporation, a Wolters Kluwer Company; Netflix; Associated Press; H&R Block and NBCOlympics.com.

Download the Silverlight 4 RC today.

Silverlight 4.0 Tools for Visual Studio:

- Silverlight 4 offers compelling features such as beyond-the-browser extensions, webcam and microphone, native multicast support and a full suite of enterprise development capabilities including enhanced printing, networking, reporting and charting, as well as integration with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Visual Studio 2010.


o Download Expression Blend 4 beta today.

- Expression Blend 4 beta expands on revolutionary design and development workflow, through adding support for Silverlight 4, .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010, and groundbreaking new features like Path Layout, animated pixel and transition effects, and Model View Model support.


Silverlight for Windows Phone 7.0:

o Download the free Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP today, including Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone.


- Developers already working with Visual Studio can download the free Windows Phone 7 Add-in for Visual Studio today.

- Developers can fully test their applications without the need for a physical device by downloading the free Windows Phone 7 Emulator, also available for download today.

- Expression Blend for Windows Phone will be available in the weeks ahead.

Cool! Can wait until I get my hands on a WM7 phone! And to see it on Symbian!


It looks like the Symbian version is on it’s way, though it was removed from MSDN:


Thanks for the tip, Rasteiro :)

Seems like flash is loosing some grip… Will we have a battle limited to Silverlight and HTM5?…


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