Microsoft Silverlight (formerly WPF/E) is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. It is intended for developers and designers interested in learning more about how to build experiences with Microsoft Silverlight.
Reviewing 5.1.40620.0 (Jul 2, 2015)
Went to having it installed again after Hotmail(which Silverlight broke) went to Outlook. However, if you update, best to uninstall old version first, otherwise you are left with TONS of old version multi-language pack reference entries in your registry, and they can really pile up after a few updates.
Reviewing 5.1.20125.0 (May 13, 2013)
Reviewing 5.1.20125.0 (Mar 12, 2013)
Got rid of Silverlight because it was breaking the 'Insert' functions of Hotmail. Who woulda thunk that an MS product would break another MS product. Way to go Microsoft. Keep up the good work. Other than that and the prior gripe I mentioned about the Silverlight, it does do better than Adobe Flash IMO, but just ain't catching on. I doubt it will be around much longer. There's only one site in the past year I came across that required it, and that was a car dealership, so I moved on elsewhere.
Now 2 stars for breaking Hotmail. Don't know if this version resolves that problem, but I just don't care enough to have it installed anymore.
Reviewing 5.0 (Mar 17, 2012)
Can only give it three stars due to TONS of multilanguage entries left behind in registry with EACH security update. Took forever to delete them all. Hey Microsoft, give the option to do either English or Multilanguage install like SUN Java does. Me, I went back to Siverlight 4.0.60831.0 and won't update to version 5 unless forced to do so.
Reviewing 4.0.60129.0 (Feb 18, 2011)
This thing is actually pretty good. It uses less CPU than Adobe Flash.
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