Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a colleague, pointing me to a Silverlight application that demonstrates some of the newest capabilities found in the framework. The Silverlight in Financials Demonstrator is a mock-up that shows the interactions and experience you could get from a Silverlight-enabled site:
In addition to visually-rich transitions, there's great support for interactive video that drives charts, client-side charting, drag & drop, client-side calculations (for responsiveness), and cross-domain web services calling. All of these come together seamlessly to create a slightly different banking experience from what we see today. (I would love to see the Royal Bank of Canada provide a similar experience as this.)
You can read more about this application at the following URL:
So, what can you do as a developer to learn more about Silverlight? Go check out our homepage at www.silverlight.net. Download the SDK and go through some of the demos. Then, start building your next application on Silverlight!