Getting started with Silverlight
The lead page of this web site gives you the step by step process to get started with Silverlight:
Once you get everything loaded and working, now get started with learning:
Other than that, I don’t have much. I still can’t get a read on what is going to happen with HTML 5 and Silverlight 5. However keep in mind that even with all of the excitement around HTML5, it is still not a completed standard and won’t be till 2014. Of course there is the iOS and Android compatibility, so HTML 5 is a critical item to learn.