Silverlight - Infoworld en Netflix set to abandon Silverlight but introduce DRM for Web video <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 192px; height: 145px;"><img src="" alt="Netflix set to abandon Silverlight but introduce DRM for Web video" width="192" height="145" align="right" /></div><p>Netflix, which delivers more video via the Internet than anyone except YouTube, is dropping Microsoft's Silverlight plug-in technology for video delivery, <a href=" Applications Application Development HTML5 The Industry Standard Microsoft DRM HTML5 Silverlight Web Applications Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:01:52 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 216621 at Review: Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8 <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="" alt="Review: Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>Visual Studio is no longer simply an IDE, no longer a place you go just to write and debug C/C++ code. It has long since become something of a development mashup. It's where you go to tackle any task in the development process, regardless of the target.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Application Development Development Environments Microsoft Windows Development Tools Microsoft .Net Mobile Development Silverlight Web Development Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 205971 at Moonlight goes dark as Silverlight wanes <p>Moonlight, an implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform for non-Windows systems, is no more, the lead developer of the project said this week.</p> Application Development Microsoft .Net Silverlight Wed, 30 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Krill 194370 at Will Silverlight live or die? Microsoft won't say <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Will Silverlight live or die? Microsoft won't say" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Being a Silverlight developer these days is like being a fan of the Oakland Athletics, the baseball team made famous in the Oscar-nominated film "Moneyball."</p> Application Development Silverlight Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 185155 at Microsoft ships Silverlight 5 <p>Even as questions remain about Microsoft's commitment to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, the company made available on Friday version 5 of the technology, featuring a variety of new capabilities.</p> Application Development HTML5 Silverlight Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:07:54 +0000 Paul Krill 181409 at How Adobe Flash lost its way <p>Adobe has long dreamed of establishing Flash as a premier cross-device rich application development platform, but as the competition mounts, those hopes appear to be dwindling. This could be Adobe's last chance.</p> Application Development HTML5 Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Adobe Flash Microsoft Windows Development Tools HTML5 Mobile Apps Silverlight Smartphones Tablets Web Development Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 174444 at Silverlight's fate: Don't let Microsoft's silence fool you <p>Although Microsoft has given a cold shoulder lately to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, it's preparing version 5 for release soon, and some users expect Silverlight to have a long life ahead of it. But Microsoft's activities otherwise leave Silverlight's relevance, if not fate, open to question.</p> Application Development Windows 8 Silverlight Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Krill 173794 at Adobe forges ahead with Flash 11 as industry turns away <p>Adobe has moved forward with its Flash-based strategy, announcing today Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 for creating "immersive" application experiences across devices and platforms. The announcement comes on the heels of ongoing setbacks at the hands of standards-based <a href="">HTML5</a> technologies, which do not require proprietary plug-ins like Flash to enable the kinds of multimedia capabilities favored on today's mobile and desktop Web.</p> Application Development HTML5 Adobe Flash Application Development Development Tools HTML5 Silverlight Web Development Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 173556 at The fall and rise of Microsoft Silverlight <p>Microsoft Silverlight has had a topsy-turvy year.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Application Development Microsoft Windows Silverlight Tablets Windows Phone Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 166163 at Are Java and .Net becoming legacy platforms? <p>Hackers love new platforms and programming languages. Some developers will always argue that the world is full of enough languages already.</p> Application Development Development Tools IT Strategy Java Programming Microsoft .Net Mobile Development Silverlight Cloud Computing Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 164330 at Why won't Microsoft say anything about Silverlight? <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 192px; height: 145px;"><img src="" alt="Why won't Microsoft say anything about Silverlight?" width="192" height="145" align="right" /></div><p>Silverlight doesn't get any respect. And a legion of formerly Microsoft-friendly developers are furious, alienated, and ready to hitch their fortunes to a different star.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft HTML5 Mobile Development Silverlight Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:54:16 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 163687 at An uncertain future for open source .Net <p>When Miguel de Icaza founded <a href="">the Mono project</a> in 2004, he was ridiculed. No way would Microsoft allow an open source implementation of its .Net platform to exist, critics said. Even after Mono gained commercial backing from Novell, many assumed Microsoft would soon move to crush the project, either through patent claims or more underhanded means. Microsoft never did -- so far. Now it looks like it may not have to.</p> Application Development Open Source Software Development Tools Java Programming M&A Microsoft .Net Mobile Development Silverlight Open Source Software Thu, 05 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 160047 at Novell's Moonlight shines on Google Android <p>Novell is porting Moonlight, an open source version of <a href="">Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application plug-in software</a>, to Google's Android mobile platform, a Novell official acknowledged on Tuesday afternoon.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Open Source Software Android Microsoft .Net Mobile Development Silverlight Open Source Software Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:55:20 +0000 Paul Krill 158441 at Novell Moonlight upgrade tracks Silverlight improvements <p>The Novell-sponsored Mono Project on Tuesday will offer a beta version of Moonlight 4, an open source Linux implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application plug-in that tracks the most recent Microsoft release, Silverlight 4.</p> Application Development Linux Application Development Silverlight Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Paul Krill 151551 at Microsoft exec shakeup could be over Silverlight, cloud, or burnout <p>The impending departure of Microsoft's Bob Muglia, president of the company's Server and Tools Business, from the software giant has analysts speculating about reasons ranging from dissatisfaction on the cloud computing front to just plain executive burnout.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Silverlight Cloud Computing Technology Business Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:18:46 +0000 Paul Krill 148151 at Microsoft details Silverlight upgrade plans <p>Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application platform, which has been the subject of speculation lately about its future, will get a refresh next year when the company releases Silverlight 5.</p> <p>The upgrade will feature such capabilities as 64-bit support and improvements in areas like high-definition video and digital rights management. Business application usage is a key focus for Silverlight 5. Overall, Silverlight 5 boasts more than 40 new features, according to Microsoft.</p> Application Development Application Development Silverlight Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:36:00 +0000 Paul Krill 145407 at Microsoft casts about for Silverlight converts <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Microsoft casts about for Silverlight converts" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With Silverlight suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous <a href="">HTML5</a> fortune, Microsoft will hold a one-day lovefest for the development platform with a cloudy future.</p> Application Development HTML Silverlight Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:38:28 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 143999 at Microsoft's Silverlight damage control intensifies <p>More Microsoft executives are chiming in this week about the company's <a href="">commitment to the Silverlight rich Internet application platform</a>, after comments from another executive had raised questions about Silverlight's future.</p> <p>Executives S. Somasegar, who is senior vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division, and Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president in the division, both have gotten behind Silverlight in blog posts this week.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Development Tools Mobile Apps Silverlight Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:28:22 +0000 Paul Krill 143354 at Developer dilemma: Does Silverlight have a future? <p>Silverlight isn't going away. Microsoft <a href="" target="_blank">insists it won't</a>. Unfortunately, even after two rounds of comments by Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's server and tools business, developers are still having a hard time envisioning exactly what Silverlight's future will look like.</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Internet Microsoft Windows Development Tools Silverlight Fri, 05 Nov 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 143255 at Developers: Don't stop believing in Silverlight <p>It was Microsoft's Professional Developer's Conference last week. What conclusions should enterprise developers draw? What about the future of Silverlight vs. HTML5? Let's dig deeper, in <a href="">The Long View</a>....</p> Application Development Silverlight IDG Insider Tue, 02 Nov 2010 23:16:28 +0000 admin 143079 at