MSDN Reader

I installed MSDN Reader app today. It’s an excellent app built on WPF Technology. You can install it from – The app gives the same time of experience as New York Reader and other news paper reader apps. Microsoft provides a starter kit for building this type of "Syndicated Client Experience" applications – The Microsoft Architecture Journal Reader is also another app of same type.


Silverlight 2 Beta 1

I installed Silverlight 2 (Beta 1) today from the site ( It was a very fast installation and took a minute probably. I had Silverlight 1.0 installed already, but it updated without a hitch.

Once installation was complete is displayed a successful dialog –

After Silverlight 2.0 was installed, I installed the Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 ( This was almost a 55 MB download. Since I was running this on Vista it displayed a UAC dialog. Once I proceed, the Silverlight tools installation wizard was displayed –

It took little more time than the Silverlight 2 beta 🙂

Finally it displayed the successful dialog –

Installing the Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 installs the Silverlight project templates in Visual Studio. So now the New Project dialog shows the Silverlight apps –

Here’ re some links on good resources on Silverlight –
ScottGu’s Blog –
Tutorials –