At MIX, Microsoft announced Silverlight 5 Beta for early adopters and it will continue on track and meet RTW by the end of 2011.

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 Beta Developer Runtime for Windows and Mac. Silverlight is a powerful tool for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications and premium media experiences.
Key features of Silverlight 5

  • Supports GPU accelerated video decoding
  • Built in 3D graphics support
  • Variable speed playback of media content with automatic audio pitch correction
  • Improved power awareness
  • Built in Remote-control support
  • Supports faster application startup
  • Provides 64-bit browser support
  • Automated UI testing support for applications with Visual Studio 2010
  • Delivers improved text clarity
  • Developers can now debug data-binding expressions, set breakpoints on bindings.

Download: Silverlight 5 Dev Runtime

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