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Like I told you guys over the past few weeks, Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 was to be released on March 05. Yes, confirmed! Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1.0 run-time binaries, SDK, source code and documentation are now available for download. Thanks to coolio for his compilation of links.

If you’re developing Silverlight applications in Visual Studio 2008, you should download Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for VS2008 and Expression Blend 2.5 March Preview.


Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 is not compatible with Silverlight 1.1. Therefore, you might have to uninstall the following components first before installing that of Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1:

  • Previous version of Silverlight runtime.
  • Previous version of Silverlight SDK.
  • Previous version of Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio.
  • Visual Studio Update KB949325

U can download it here-http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/resources/installationFiles.aspx?v=2.0