Silverlight will also be the primary development environment for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series platform -- the full programming model, not a mobile version -- so those interested in writing apps for these devices may want to tune in to see what's coming. The company is offering a Windows Phone 7 development toolkit for free, including Silverlight, Expression Blend for Windows Phone and a preview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express.
The release candidate of Silverlight 4 has been available for download since mid-March 2010, with Microsoft releasing the preview code at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. A quick overview of new features can be found here, or you can opt for the gritty details in this technical white paper (Word 2007 format).
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