In the unlikely event that your only connection with the internet was this blog, I thought it best to mention that Silverlight 2 is now released.

For the best information, have a a look at blog posts by Tims, Scottgu, and Hanselman.

It’s an exciting time: Silverlight is very capable and has a load of power that is yet to be fully exploited, though there are plenty of demonstrations that point in the general direction.

Despite my fairly short time at Microsoft, Silverlight is one of the technologies that I’ve seen from inception through to delivery and have been lucky enough to work with it a lot over the its beta. What’s really impressed me is the development team. Super-smart and pin sharp. The future is bright.