Microsoft Silverlight isn't just a software application like any other. Basically, it represents a new technology for enhanced user experience over the web. Unlike some similar ones, Microsoft Silverlight is fully compatible. It runs perfectly regardless of your OS and browser that you use. This new interactive innovation is absolutely free as well.
- Compelling Experiences
- Custom branded experiences using 2D vector graphics, animation, styling, and skinning
- HD video and adaptive streaming techniques for world-class media experiences
- Unparalleled interactivity with high resolution content through Deep Zoom technology enabling smooth browsing independent of screen size
- New Markets
- Multi-channel deployment of web applications to the desktop and devices through .NET
- Cost effective media delivery via Windows Server
- Monetization of media assets via protected content and advertising-enabled scenarios
- Thriving ecosystem of .NET and Windows Media partners, developers, and applications
- Team Productivity
- Rapid development through XML-based declarative markup and a full set of controls Role-specific productivity tools to enhance designer--developer collaboration, with Expression Studio, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Team System
- Easy to add richness to AJAX applications and reduce cross-browser issues
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.30514.0 supports 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems as well. Video quality improvements and playback performance are just part of its features. You will even notice at first sight that animations are smoother compared to similar technologies. Now interaction plays a bit more important role in both aspects – from developing and watching Silverlight content.
The Deep Zoom feature is one of the major features of Microsoft Silverlight version 5.1.30514.0. It enables you to zoom quickly and smoothly in order to minimize loading time. Perspective 3D Graphics is another innovation that Silverlight brings. It allows developers to add content to a 3D plane. From the user's point of you, this content can be turned, scaled, rotated as you wish.