Silverlight Archive

Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site, Silverlight’s Future Uncertain

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

Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site, Silverlight’s Future Uncertain

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

7 things that Microsoft needs to do to encourage Metro development on Windows 8

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

Microsoft release Silverlight 5

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,

With Windows 8, is Silverlight just fading away?

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

Using Metro For Entertainment And Casual Uses

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 road to Windows 8 Part 4 – What this means for Windows 8 developers

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

Windows 8: Building applications for Metro UI

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

Is Silverlight dead in Windows 8?

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

Funny Video – The Downfall of Silverlight

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