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AJAX RIA News - Silverlight Hits Its First Birthday

It personally feels like the 1.0 launch was 2-3 years ago!

Scott Barnes' Blog: The Mossy Blog

It was in April 2007 we launched Silverlight 1.0, and it's now May 2008 and we're already looking forward to a v2 release (exciting amount of great features). It personally feels like the 1.0 launch was 2-3 years ago, but it's kind of surreal to think that Silverlight has really only just hit its first birthday! (not only did the baby mature fast, but it's gained many fans along the way!)

When you look back at the last fiscal year, it's actually quite an amazing amount of success that has taken place. Not bad for a technology that started out with 0 installs per day to having 1.5+ million downloads per day.

Just a quick fun fact riff to throw out there. Do what you will with that :)

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Scott Barnes is Product Manager for the Rich Client Platform team at Microsoft, with a focus on Silverlight. Originally from the small outback town of Cunnamulla in Australia, Barnes was Microsoft's first RIA Evangelist, focused primarily on the Web space. He blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/msmossyblog/.

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Richard Monson-Haefel 05/30/08 09:08:23 AM EDT

Happy Birthday, Silverlight!

Welcome to the party! You have about 10 years of catching up to do to if you want to provide the depth of features found in Curl (http://www.curl.com).

All the best,

Richard Monson-Haefel
VP of Developer Relations
Curl, Inc.