Silverlight 5

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 in December 2011. As you may have noticed, I have done a number of Silverlight tutorials as the product evolved from version 2 to version 4.

There has been a lot written about the future of Silverlight. Will there be a version 6? What will happen to the browser plug-in? I would like to refer you to a great article titled Silverlight 5 released; will there be a Silverlight 6? by Peter Bright for what I think is a great discussion of the issues.

For me, I plan to redo the current Silverlight tutorials using version 5 because I believe many business applications may continue using Silverlight. In addition, understanding Silverlight is a great way to get a handle on WP7 development and this provides another rationale for updating the tutorials.

Right now I plan to publish the following Silverlight 5 tutorials:

  • Basic Silverlight Business Application Concepts
  • Working with RIA Data Services
  • Deploying a Silverlight Application
  • Golf Reference Application (Traditional Code Behind)
  • Golf Reference Application (MVVM)

After getting these tutorials published, I will likely just wait and see what happens with Silverlight in the future.

bill



One Response to “Silverlight 5”

  1.   wsus Says:

    Anyone know when Silverlight 5 will be available for WSUS ?

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