At MIX11 Microsoft released Silverlight 5 Beta and is available for download with more than 40 new features, with the rumors around Silverlight 5 may not be announced by Microsoft due to adoption of HTML5 web standard which makes it easy creates websites as apps. Silverlight 5 final will available in 2011.
Microsoft Silverlight is powerful tool for creating and delivering rich internet applications and media experiences on the web. Silverlight is a free plug-in powered by .NET Framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and Operating systems.
Silverlight 5 Beta top features
- XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging
- Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse
- Double (and multi) click support
- GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API
- Low-latency sound effects and WAV support
- Real operating system windows and multi-display support
- Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more