This announcement on Scott Gu's blog touts the success of the launch of Silverlight 2.0 and announces Silverlight 3.0. Out of the success stories noted on the blog one of the coolest applications is the new Netflix player! Having worked only a little in Silverlight but a lot in WPF I have been very disappointed with the lack of databinding in Silverlight 2.0! It sounds like I am not alone in this line of thinking so Silverlight 3.0 promises to fix a lot of that. Another great feature is hardware acceleration (using OpenGL?) which would be really sweet! These tools should be available early next year.
Here is a screen shot (taken from Scott's Blog):
I really hope that they bring WPF and Silverlight more in line with each other -- increasing capability and compatibility! It's ridiculous to think that we have three different but strikingly similar tools that don't interop! Of course the three being WPF, Silverlight and MCE Media Center.