Monday Microsoft announced that they’ll soon release version 2.0 of their rich Web application plug-in, which the company is pushing as an alternative to Adobe’s Flash.
Silverlight 2, however, comes with a twist. Microsoft have decided to take it one step further from the direction the plug-in was currently taking – mostly web videos – and add a portion of the Redmond company’s .Net framework technology, as well as support for modern programming languages like C#, Python, and Ruby. Videos haven’t been forgotten though, and enhanced video support will be included. Silverlight 2 can also call Web services and Atom endpoints to support componentized Web apps. Read more..