The “Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio CTP3” has shipped, these tools a are a set of control add-ins to make incorporating Windows Live services into your Web application easier with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 by wrapping the existing live controls with asp.net controls that we love to use to give us far more server side control of the controls.

nSquared has been assisting the development of these tools so we are keen to show off some of the features. I am working on a video to show off some of the features but Neil Roodyn has just posted a short video showing how simple it is to add the Silverlight Streaming Media Player control to your ASP.NET website.

The controls can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d7c6df11-2283-4cac-9723-172f5c33efbb&DisplayLang=en

We are all ears on the feedback