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 update for Silverlight that was released on August 27, 2009.
An update is available for Microsoft Silverlight. This update offers a new build that is an upgrade to earlier versions of Silverlight. This update is included in current Silverlight installers. If your computer does not have Silverlight installed, the installer will be offered to you by Microsoft Update or by Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
This update includes security and reliability improvements. This update broadens support for Unicode characters, especially for the GB18030 character set for China. This update is backward-compatible with applications that were created against 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: