roundup A new browser and would-be Flash rival Silverlight have starring roles at Microsoft's annual conference for Web designers.
After a touchy-feely start, Microsoft gets geeky as the talk shifts to new versions of its Web tools, most notably Silverlight 3.
Microsoft has posted the final version of its Adobe Flash rival, with the product's formal launch a day away.
The technology, previously code-named Meer Meer, allows Web developers to compare how a site looks in Firefox, IE, and Safari.
The former Carnegie Mellon researcher, who joined Microsoft and went quiet, says he has been working on the motion-sensing project unveiled on Monday.