Silverlight 2.0 Beta is available now. So what's new in this version compared to Silverlight 1.0/1.1? In easy words: It's (almost) as powerful as WPF. This article will help you getting started with Silverlight 2.0 and VS 2008. We will explain the installation of the Silverlight Tools for VS 2008 and create a little Silverlight project using new Layout-functionalities and controls.