Silverlight - The Flash alternative

The erstwhile WPF/E has now being renamed "Silverlight". While this is a name change there are many more changes that are being brought in as upgrade.

Till now it was only Adobe Flash that the designers could turn to for providing rich functionality. With Silverlight you now have an alternative. IMHO, this will become the defacto for web in short time.

some other announcements being made:

  • Expression Media Encoder – a feature of Microsoft Expression Media, which enables rapid compression and Web publishing of digital video from a variety of popular formats including AVI and QuickTime.
  • IIS7 Media Pack for Windows Server –the Media Pack is for customers wishing to enable cost-effective delivery of downloaded media through bit-rate throttling and other advanced features such as cache-proxy support.

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