Silverlight 5 Available for Download Today

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of Silverlight 5. Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Download Silverlight 5, a free plug-in less than 7 MB in size that can be installed in less than 10 seconds. New features…

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USA TODAY Touch Optimized News Experience for Windows 7 Slate Devices

USA TODAY has released a touch optimized News application for Windows Phone and Slate devices built on Microsoft Silverlight. The app provides readers with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news in a convenient interactive package. The app has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, photos and Snapshots…

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Silverlight 5 Beta – available now!

On 13th April at the MIX11 conference, Scott Guthrie announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta. The Beta is a major step towards the final release of Silverlight 5 later this year and includes many of the features we already announced at the Silverlight Firestarter last December. Visual Studio and Expression Blend support…

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Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight

As we drive toward MIX, we wanted to share our thoughts on the role of plug-ins in general, and Silverlight in particular, in the context of HTML5 and the future of the web. As we have been more vocal about our commitment to and investment in HTML5 as our direction going forward, we have received…

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Announcing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is available

We are proud to announce that Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is now available for download. LightSwitch gives you a simpler and faster way to create high-quality Silverlight business applications for the desktop and the cloud. If you are new to Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 here are some resources to get you started: Visual…

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Silverlight 4 GDR3 now live

The Silverlight team is pleased to announce that the Silverlight 4 GDR3 is now live on Microsoft Update and Microsoft.com. Users will get the update when performing update scans over the coming weeks and all install redirections from websites that feature Silverlight applications will point to this new version. This release adds many enhancements in…

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Moonlight 4 Preview Now Available

The Mono® Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, announced the preview availability of Moonlight™ 4, an open source Linux implementation of Silverlight. The release gives Firefox and Google Chrome users on Linux access to the latest Silverlight content and enables developers to take advantage of the newest features of Silverlight 3 and 4. Developers…

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Paramount offers Silverlight enhanced movie ‘Apps’ for Windows Phone 7

On December 14, 2010, Paramount Digital Entertainment announced that it will release ten enhanced movie “Apps” of Paramount Pictures films exclusively for Windows® Phone 7, built using Microsoft Silverlight technology. In addition to a full film, the Paramount movie apps will include bonus features, trivia games and the ability to create custom apps. Paramount Digital…

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Announcing Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight

Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a new toolkit that contains a set of Silverlight libraries that enable Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact with cool Windows 7 features: · Take advantage of sensors like accelerometers, light sensors, compasses, GPS etc. · Access content from connected portable devices like music players and digital…

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Silverlight 4 receives InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Award

Today, InfoWorld published its Technology of the Year Awards naming Silverlight 4 “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”! Other Microsoft winners include Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Best IDE and SharePoint 2010 for Best Collaboration Platform. The awards are chosen by InfoWorld editors and reviewers who recognize the very best products tested during the past…

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