Republished with Permission - Original Article
In addition to shipping VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 last week, my team
also shipped the first release candidate of Silverlight 1.0 (it was a busy week
at the office!). You can download the Silverlight 1.0 RC here.
I blogged about our Silverlight plans and roadmap a few months ago. This
first Silverlight 1.0 release is focused on enabling rich media scenarios, and
delivers high quality video and audio streaming and XAML based vector graphics
and animation support in the browser. Silverlight is cross browser
and cross platform, and can be easily added to any HTML page. Silverlight
into an AJAX based page experience (note: Silverlight 1.1 will then add a
cross-platform .NET framework programming model and enable RIA support).