Silverlight 2.0 Go-Live license Q1 2008
The renaming of Silverlight 1.1 to 2.0 was to be expected given the feature set that was being tagged to 1.1. Nice to see Rich Network Support, specifically cross domain support. Microsoft had little choice but to make the WPF UI Framework features in Silverlight compatible with WPF UI .NET Framework 3.5, anything else would have been madness.
Assuming Silverlight 2.0 delivers within a sensible timeframe after the beta in Q1 2008, and Microsoft continues the RIA push with Silverlight 2.0+. Could we see the day in the next 2-4 years where applications are only built to RIA specification, thus avoiding this thick/thin paradigm that we currently live in within the financial world (internal trader/external investor applications).
Update: Looks like the blog posting has gone live for the second time :)