Microsoft Ships Silverlight 4
Microsoft announced the release of Silverlight 4 to the Web on April 15.Microsoft announced the release of Silverlight 4 to the Web (RTW) on April 15. As announced at the Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4 launch event on April 12, Microsoft has made the Silverlight 4 technology available for download at www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight. In addition, Microsoft will deliver a release candidate of Expression Blend 4 (compatible with Silverlight 4). Go to the Expression Studio Website for more information on this.
Silverlight 4 provides media and enterprise application and media capabilities, out-of-browser flexibility, and tools support via Visual Studio and Expression Blend with Sketchflow to enable robust application development and rich interactive experiences, Microsoft said. At Microsoft's MIX 2010 conference in March, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform, said Silverlight adoption has continued at a rapid pace, with installations approaching 60 percent of all Internet devices worldwide-an increase of nearly 15 percentage points in just four months.