Gallery: A peek at Silverlight 3

At Mix '09, Microsoft unveiled a new beta version of Silverlight, its competition for Adobe Flash. Silverlight 3 beta adds support for H.264 video formats; better search-engine optimization support; and new hardware-based graphics acceleration and animation features. For more on Silverlight 3, read Mary Jo Foley's report from Mix '09.

In Silverlight 3 beta, developers and designers can apply content to a 3-D plane where they can rotate or scale live content without writing new code.

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