First Silverlight v1.0 Service Release is Live


In the midst of all the work our team has been cranking on for Silverlight v1.1 (controls, databinding, layout, templates, styling and a package based app model, phew!), we’ve also been working with customers to address the top set of issues folks have hit with Silverlight v1.0.  Today we’re happy to be releasing an update to address many of these issues.  The first Silverlight v1.0 service release is now live and includes the following improvements and fixes:


·         Improved media performance and stability, especially for full-screen video. This includes improving A/V sync, which provides a better experience on lower-end machines.


·         HTTP redirection now works for images and other media.


·         Improved support for font managers & Mac Office 2008 fonts.


·         Streaming video through proxied network connections only worked through port 80. Silverlight now respects the proxy port settings.


·         Allowing access to all content embedded in .zip files with a non-.zip extension.


·         Support for logging with Windows Media Services


·         Loading XAML from a script tag will now work on all supported browsers.


 


The first bullet is the big ticket item.  It encompasses 4 sizable perf improvements that really make video in Silverlight hum.  This update will be rolled out to all users running Silverlight v1.0 via the auto-updater built into the plug-in.  If you’re impatient and want to get the update sooner, you can get it from the Silverlight installation page.


Comments (16)

  1. Mike Harsh annonce via son blog qu’une première mise à jour du plug-in Silverlight 1.0 est disponible

  2. Test says:

    In the midst of all the work our team has been cranking on for Silverlight v1.1 (controls, databinding,

  3. Mike Harsh annonce via son blog qu'une première mise à jour du plug-in Silverlight 1.0 est disponible

  4. Driebier.net says:

    There’s Silverlight at the end of the tunnel

  5. WynApse says:

    Silverlight Cream for November 21, 2007 – Part 2 — #131

  6. Mike Harsh : In the midst of all the work our team has been cranking on for Silverlight v1.1 (controls,

  7. Mike Harsh : In the midst of all the work our team has been cranking on for Silverlight v1.1 (controls

  8. consumer4beta@hotmail.com says:

    What I’m disappointed about is MS is requiring VS 2008 for Silverlight 1.1 development. If that changes, and probably the next major version requires VS 2008, then it’s acceptable.

    Another suggestion I would like to give is ship XP and Vista versions with a style manifest for slup.exe, so that the configuration box is themed nicely on XP and Vista.

  9. As is often the case with Silverlight 1.1 news, it's the little things said in other contexts that

  10. Michael Harsh says:

    The reason SL v1.1 development requires VS 2008 is that Visual Studio required changes to core VS binaries that weren’t part of VS 2005.  The VS team did not want to back port these changes to VS 2005.  

    The suggestion to use a manifest to get themed controls in the configuration dialog is a great suggestion.  I’ve passed this on to the deployment team.

  11. Mike Harsh announced recently the first Service release for 1.0 . The release includes perf improvements,

  12. . says:

    First up, 1.1 renamed to 2.0! GoLive License support, release timeframes, new features… Get all the

  13. First up, 1.1 renamed to 2.0! GoLive License support, release timeframes, new features… Get all the

  14. As is often the case with Silverlight 1.1 news, it's the little things said in other contexts that clue us in to what to expect with upcoming releases. I hate to pull out the tea leaves, but I can't help it this time 🙂 In this post by Mke Harsh,

  15. rbfigueira says:

    Não sei se já repararam mas temos um update para o Silverlight v1.0 . Uma das melhorias é: " Loading