Microsoft today announced through Soma’s blog – the official name of the technology that they have been previewing as “WPF/E”. It is now going to be called Microsoft Silverlight. “Silverlight” is probably the most fanciest name that has come from the company (MS) that is known to keep its product names long and uninspiring like “Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Office System”.

What I found interesting in WPF/E betas was its ability to use XAML and JavaScript for interesting solutions. Now with the official announcement that Silverlight will be cross browser, cross-platform and will work as a rich media serving platform, it sounds more convincing to succeed. I am dying to see this closer in person at Mix ’07 in next few weeks at Las Vegas.

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