Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, multi-environment plug-in that delivers the next generation of Microsoft .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. This article describes the release of Silverlight 3.
Silverlight 3 introduces more than 50 new features, including the following:
Improved security and reliability
Improved media and video support, including support for H.264 video
The ability to run Silverlight applications outside the browser
Significantly improved graphics, graphical performance, and creative effects, including support for Perspective 3D graphics
Improved development productivity for rich Internet applications (RIAs)
Silverlight 3 is backward-compatible with Web applications that were built in earlier versions of Silverlight.
This update is available from the following sources.
Microsoft Silverlight site
The Silverlight installer includes all previous updates in addition to this update. To install the latest version of Silverlight, visit the following Microsoft Web site: