Thursday, September 06, 2007

Silverlight 1.0 Released

Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of Silverlight 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in to help you deliver the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com.

Silverlight essentially creates JavaScript that is stored on the server but executed entirely on the client. To help expedite this process, Microsoft Expressions can be used to create the graphics and animation. Although SilverLight version 1.0 does not include .Net APIs, version 1.1 is expected to have it.

To learn more about Silverlight, check out the following links:
Download: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/default_ns.aspx.
News: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/news-pr.aspx
Community: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/community.aspx
Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/downloads.aspx

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