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Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, available for download

Brink

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mvp
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#1
Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, available for download


Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 13, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Silverlight 2, one of the industry’s most comprehensive and powerful solutions for the creation and delivery of applications and media experiences through a Web browser. Silverlight 2 delivers a wide range of new features and tools that enable designers and developers to better collaborate while creating more accessible, more discoverable and more secure user experiences.

We launched Silverlight just over a year ago, and already one in four consumers worldwide has access to a computer with Silverlight already installed,” said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft. “Silverlight represents a radical improvement in the way developers and designers build applications on the Web. This release will further accelerate our efforts to make Silverlight, Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Studio the preeminent solutions for the creation and delivery of media and rich Internet application experiences.

Read more at the Source:
Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, Already Reaching One in Four Consumers Worldwide:


Silverlight Homepage and Install link: Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web
 

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#2
Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

I don't get the deal with Silverlight. The first time I ever encountered needing it was when I went to watch the video MS has on their site that shows what IE 8 is all about. Why can't they just use Flash or WMP Plug In for the video?
 

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Brink

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#3
Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

MS just wants to get into that part of the business with everyone else, and eventually try to take it over. ;)
 

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#4
Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

WOW I CAN'T WAIT.

O wait a second nobody cares lol.

Silverlight is a epic fail so far since it seems the only people who use it is Microsoft.
 

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#5
Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

Truly.
 

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Slimy

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Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

I disagree. Silverlight does much more than Flash and it's really quite amazing if you take the time to learn about it.
 

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Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

Well, I'm older and these days all I care about are reading words on a screen that present the latest news to me. I don't want to play games, watch videos and see cool pictures all because of some program that's the latest. I just want the words. Nothing else. So it's just funny all the effort made to do so much anymore when what a lot of people are heading towards is simplicity. Thank God for RSS Feeds.
 

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Re: Microsoft expected to release Silverlight 2 next week

I installed it last week as I needed it to see something, can't remember now where I got the link from but I enjoyed the experience :D
 

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Brink

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#9
Re: Silverlight 2 is released, available for download tomorrow

Update:
Silverlight 2 is released, available for download tomorrow 10/14/2008.
 

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Re: Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, available for download tomorrow

@Brink, if it's flash will it work with 64-bit Vista?

















Later :shock: Ted
 

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Re: Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, available for download tomorrow

Hi Ted,

Sorry, but still no 64 bit support yet for a flash player from anyone. :(
 

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#12
Are there any specific sites that use SL2? I've installed it for sh*ts and giggles, but haven't noticed a lick of difference yet;)
 

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#13
I have only noticed it being used on Microsoft's website so far.
 

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#14
That would explain why I haven't really noticed anything.... :p
 

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