By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow.”
That’s the quote from Microsoft on www.silverlight.net about this new technology that takes the richness and power of WPF to the web world.
Silverlight is a browser plug-in that allows the browser to use some of the user’s local computational horsepower. The plug-in has no external dependencies. For example, Mac users do not need Windows Media Player to play back WMV content. We are already familiar with plug-in technologies like Java Applets and Flash applications. But Silverlight brings all the power of WPF in animation, graphics, video, etc. And with version 2.0, the CLR (Common Language Runtime) is going cross platform and developers can use their favorite .NET language to write code that runs on the client from within a browser.