Microsoft: Silverlight 4 Ships Tomorrow

Paul Lilly

According to a Microsoft representative, Redmond will ship the fourth version of its Silverlight rich Internet browser plug-in platform on Thursday, which will take aim at businesses with things like printing and control capabilities.

"A lot of the corporate accounts that we work with, a lot of the ISVs that we work with, they've been waiting for this functionality," said Eddie Amso, Microsoft general manager for developer platform and tools product management and marketing.

This will be the first Silverlight to officially support Google's Chrome browser. Other features include performance optimizations so that Silverlight 4 apps start quicker and run up to 200 percent faster, multi-touch support, the ability to scroll through long lists using a mouse wheel, drag and drop support for data binding, and more.

See the full list of changes here .

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