Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2

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    Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2

    Microsoft Releases Silverlight 2, Already Reaching One in Four Consumers Worldwide!

    “We launched Silverlight just over a year ago, and already one in four consumers worldwide has access to a computer with Silverlight already installed,” said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Division at Microsoft. “Silverlight represents a radical improvement in the way developers and designers build applications on the Web. This release will further accelerate our efforts to make Silverlight, Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Studio the preeminent solutions for the creation and delivery of media and rich Internet application experiences.”
    Silverlight adoption continues to grow rapidly, with penetration in some countries approaching 50 percent and a growing ecosystem that includes more than 150 partners and tens of thousands of applications. During the 17 days of the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing,, powered by Silverlight, had more than 50 million unique visitors, resulting in 1.3 billion page views, 70 million video streams and 600 million minutes of video watched, increasing the average time on the site (from 3 minutes to 27 minutes) and Silverlight market penetration in the U.S. by more than 30 percent. Broadcasters in France (France Televisions SA), the Netherlands (NOS), Russia ( and Italy (RAI) also chose Silverlight to deliver Olympics coverage online. In addition, leading companies such as CBS College Sports, Blockbuster Inc., Hard Rock Cafe International Inc., Yahoo! Japan, AOL LLC, Toyota Motor Corp., HSN Inc. and Tencent Inc. are building their next-generation experiences using Silverlight.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    A few websites I go on to watch stuff has switched to Silverlight 2, and things do appear to stream and be more stable, so seems to be quite good.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

    My ? is what sites support silverlight other than microsoft's website.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Programmes - ITV Catch Up

    All the videos on there use Silverlight.
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