Hardly a big surprise, but Silverlight 2 has (finally) been released as a final version. This is following a looong Beta2, and then RC0 – before an RTM today (or more exactly – RTW – Release To Web).
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Install the final release of Silverlight 2.
Install the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio, the Silverlight 2 SDK, and Expression Blend 2 SP1 to build great Web experiences with Silverlight 2.
There was a press conference of sorts, via a public Conference Call with Scott Guthrie from Microsoft.
Microsoft Corp. will hold a teleconference with Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft. Guthrie will make a significant announcement related to Microsoft Silverlight.
I’d twitter’ed about what that could be – expecting/assuming it would be the SIlverlight RTW – but thought that may have been held off until PDC (only 2 weeks away).
Anyway – the final release of Silverlight 2 is probably going to push the launch of many, MANY new products – the whole “cloud O/S” that’s to be unveiled at PDC (Windows Strata) is almost guaranteed to be 98% Silverlight.
And – the next version of SharePoint (14) will have a fair swag of Silverlight content, I would expect (eagerly awaiting a demo/beta).
I know of a few other vendors who have offerings awaiting the final release of Silverlight 2 – not wanting to launch their own product “on a BETA”.
It was back in May that the Re-MIX conference showed a LOT of Silverlight content, demos and development examples – glad that it’s (finally) landed !
Click here to get started with Silverlight – you’ll probably need to download the installer/runtime for it “sooner or later”. Available for both PC and MAC.
Now that SIlverlight is done – roll on “Goldlight” ! …. he he…