Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 5, Available For Download

At last, Microsoft today released the final versions of Silverlight 5. Microsoft also released Silverlight 5 SDK and Developer tools for Visual Studio final versions today.

New in Silverlight 5:

Hardware Decode of H.264 media, which provides a significant performance improvement with decoding of unprotected content using the GPU; Postscript Vector Printing to improve output quality and file size; and an improved graphics stack with 3D support that uses the XNA API on the Windows platform to gain low-level access to the GPU for drawing vertex shaders and low-level 3D primitives.

While the future of Silverlight in web apps and mobile looks cloudy under Microsoft’s new HTML5 world, Silverlight’s Enterprise future looks great. Silverlight is still the best platform to develop LOB apps inside enterprise. Anyway, It took almost 20 months for Microsoft to deliver these stuff ! !

Download links:

Silverlight 5:

Silverlight 5 SDK : Download link

Silverlight 5 Developer tools for VS 2010: Download link

Silverlight Developers, Enjoy the day.

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