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Microsoft to announce Silverlight 2.0 on Monday

The software maker plans to announce the completion of Silverlight 2.0 on Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Microsoft has scheduled a conference call on Monday to announce, among other things, that it has completed version 2.0 of Silverlight, its rival to Adobe's Flash.

The software maker has scheduled a conference call for 9 a.m. PDT with developer division executive Scott Guthrie.

A Microsoft representative declined to comment on the impending announcement, but a source told CNET News that the completion of Silverlight 2.0 is among the topics of discussion. Microsoft released Beta 2 of the software in June, while a "release candidate" version was offered up last month.

The software maker apparently has more to say than just the completion of version 2.0. (I'm all ears, folks).

Otherwise, I'll tune in Monday and let you know the rest of the Silverlight story.