Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful platform for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications, premium media applications and applications that reach beyond the browser.

Silverlight 5 introduces more than 40 new features, including support for running Silverlight applications with desktop features in the browser, dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity.

The Silverlight 5 beta will be available sometime in 2011 H1, and more information will be available at Microsoft Silverlight .