The Enterprise and Beyond
Silverlight was first released in 2007, and has had a major version every year. Traction in the enterprise is growing steadily, and the investment in version 5 reflects a major commitment to the platform that removes many barriers of entry for LOB applications. These features together combine to provide the ideal platform for providing rich application experiences coupled with a fast development experience and an advanced developer-designer workflow. With improvements to text, performance, data-binding, networking, and continued convergence with the WPF toolset, Silverlight 5 is a more compelling option for creating LOB Silverlight applications.