Last night Microsoft released version 1.0 of Silverlight. Silverlight is a very new and exciting product that will change the way we see the web.
Compelling Cross-Platform User Experiences Deliver media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity and stunning user interfaces.
- Seamless, fast installation for users, thanks to a small, on-demand, easy-to-install plug-in that is under 2 megabytes (MB) in size and works with all leading browsers.
- Consistent experiences between Windows-based and Macintosh computers without any additional installation requirements.
- Create richer, more compelling Web experiences that take greater advantage of the client for increased performance.
- Stunning vector-based graphics, media, text, animation, and overlays that enable seamless integration of graphics and effects into any existing Web application.
- Enhance existing standards/AJAX-based applications with richer graphics and media, and improve their performance and capabilities by using Silverlight.” (Microsoft)