Microsoft plans Silverlight news

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Microsoft plans Silverlight news

Microsoft is planning to make a major announcement surrounding its Silverlight web application tool.

The company sent out a release notifying reporters of a conference call set to take place on Monday morning at 9 AM US Pacific time (17:00 GMT).

In the call, company .NET corporate vice president Scott Guthrie will make what the company calls a "significant announcement related to Microsoft Silverlight."

The release did not provide any further details about the nature of the announcement. However, media reports are citing sources within the company as confirming speculation that Microsoft will be announcing Silverlight 2.0.

The second installment of Microsoft's web app development system has been in public testing throughout the year and a release candidate of the program was said to be completed in September.

Silverlight 2.0 has been touted as a significantly stronger version of the platform.

The software will be cross-platform and cross-browser and Microsoft has promised to add a number of new components which will allow to Silverlight to access new data sources and take advantage of Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation.

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