Silverlight is not dead:

Yesterday, Scott Guthrie talks about the future of Silverlight.
There is a really nice new features in the next Silverlight release which will be at the end of 2011. (Beta version will be released in the first quarter of next the year 2011) .

Silverlight-5 comes with new 40 features (at least) and this some of it:

– New 3D APIs in Silverlight-5.

Silverlight-5 allows hardware video decoding support, which allows you to decode video on the GPU of a system. This enables smooth video streaming on lower end devices such as netbooks.

– With Silverlight-5; The developer can debug the binding expressions.

– Animations during Layout transitions

To see these features you can go to Scott’s blog post here and read more.

As I read before. Microsoft vision is to make Silverlight works on other devices like TVs, Microwave’s software, and on XBox also; And Windows Phone 7 is just a start of the evolution. so long Live Silverlight Smile.


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