As we already know, Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful tool used to create Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and media experiences on the web.
Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications and premium media experiences. In general, companies use Silverlight to build interactive applications and deliver flawless streaming media to audiences on all types of media – web and phone.
This year, Microsoft announced new features for Silverlight5 and there are about 40 brand new. We found out that the main characteristics that were introduced are related to Media Features and User Interface features, Business Application Features in Silverlight 5, graphic improvements, integration with Windows Operating System. There are also improvements on performance, and moreover the latest version of Silverlight offers the opportunity of vector based printing to offshore .Net development team, there can be added videos at double the speed and still get clear audio and more.
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