With HTML5 and other web technologies becoming the standard for video, is the time for Silverlight’s streaming capabilities and tools coming to a pass? Microsoft has now taken down its Silverlight.net website, instead directing traffic directly to an MSDN page. This means that many of the resources found on...

With HTML5 and other web technologies becoming the standard for video, is the time for Silverlight’s streaming capabilities and tools coming to a pass? Microsoft has now taken down its Silverlight.net website, instead directing traffic directly to an MSDN page. This means that many of the resources found on...

As we all know, with the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft has created a new Metro user interface. The Metro interface (by itself) is not without flaws but it’s a clean, modern looking user interface that could potentially take on the iPad’s interface. This won’t be easy as the iPad is more established but there are a...

Microsoft have released what could be the last major release of Silverlight – Silverlight 5. Version 5 supports all the same platforms that the previous versions of Silverlight did: Windows, Mac. It also works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Microsoft officials are not commenting about...

There is an interesting spectrum when it comes to technology. On one end you have the purposely cautious, slow upgrading, IT types. They are the ones that are still to this day using Windows XP or are just now upgrading to Windows 7. They need to be cautious so they can work as efficiently as possible with the least...

So I recently talked about my own experience with Windows 8 on the business side of things. Based on the lack of apps and overall design of Metro, it is clear that using ‘desktop’ mode is really the best way to get things done for now. Now how about using Metro for entertainment purposes? My main PC runs on a 32-inch...

Welcome to part 4 of my series, The road to Windows 8. In the first part I talked about the BUILD conference. In the second part, I talked about what I believe to be the overall vision for Microsoft’s Windows 8. In the third part, I did a little video post talking about my impressions of the metro interface. In this...

Microsoft released Windows 8 Developer Preview with the sole intention of introducing developers with the tools and techniques needed to develop applications for Metro UI. So far, Microsoft has only discussed about using Visual Studio Express to build applications for Windows 8 but you can expect a large number of...

There has been a lot of silence from Microsoft regarding the fate of Silverlight. They haven’t said that it will die and they haven’t said that it will live. My personal belief is that they want Silverlight to die a discreet quiet death and as a result will try and keep references low key until Windows 8. That also...

I just found this hilarious video that exploits developers unease about the future of Silverlight in light of the release of Windows 8 – Funny Video – The Downfall of Silverlight. Calm down people, Windows 8 won’t totally ruin your careers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRFiu0xfQzw