On April 3rd, Microsoft blogger, Ashish Thapliyal wrote an entry that caught a lot of people's attention: it was a rough timetime for the final release of Silverlight 2.0. According to Thapliyal, the timeline is as follows:
- Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 (Q1CY08 with limited (non commercial) Go-Live) — this was released at Mix ‘08 in early March
- Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 (Q2CY08 with Go-Live)
- Silverlight 2.0 RTM (Summer 2008) – Exact timing TBD
- Silverlight v.next – We are working on a v.Next plan and have nothing to announce at this time
- Silverlight for mobile – No date available
Some other interesting items from the post include a mention of backward compatibility between Silverlight 2.0 and 1.0, the number of Silverlight downloads (1.5 million), and that the controls in the Beta 2 version will be the same in Final release.