PDC09: some announcements


Some announcements have been made yesterday during PDC09:

– Silverlight4 Beta is available to download. The list of new features is available here, here are the most important:

  • Mic and webcam support
  • Printing support
  • Right click support
  • Binding improvements (we can now make binding between DependencyObjects, for example we can bind a TextBox and Slider directly in XAML)
  • Improved command support (to use MVVM !)
  • Advanced text editing control
  • Clipboard API
  • Google Chrome support
  • And lot more…

– The surface SDK is publicly available for download: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee804845.aspx

– Office2010 Beta is available for download: http://www.microsoft.com/france/office/2010/beta/default.mspx

Many WPF sessions are going to be available for streaming in the next couple of days:

  • How Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Was Built with Windows Presentation Foundation 4
  • Advanced Windows Presentation Foundation Application Performance Tuning and Analysis
  • Deep Dive into WPF4 Multi-Touch APIs
  • Mastering WPF Graphics and Beyond
  • Windows Presentation Foundation 4 Plumbing and Internals
  • Microsoft Surface: Multi-touch Development Integration with Windows 7 and WPF 4
  • XAML Futures in Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight and Tools

If you wan an overview of the incoming new features for WPF4, check out Lester’s blog.

Another information, not PDC related, about a new very cool WPF data-visualization application made by Microsoft: Pivot.


Check out more information here.

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