Silverlight in Windows 8

I’m watching the BUILD conference online and they’ve just covered some details about the new Windows 8 Platform and App Store. There have been rumors about this store and what technologies it will support. It turns out the developer has a number of options. There are two categories of apps: Metro style apps Desktop apps Desktop apps are what we’re all familiar with now in Windows 7 and past versions of Windows. Metro-style apps are touch-enabled and have fluid interfaces that mimic Windows Phone 7. As for the technologies that…

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Silverlight 5, HTML5, and what the future may bring

Ever since PDC last year there’s been stirring talk about Silverlight’s future. Some people think Silverlight’s days are numbered with broad HTML5 support just around the corner. These rumors have been perpetuated even today by those anxious to see HTML5 come to fruition. And some irresponsible journalism may have been at play as well. The controversy stemmed from three things at PDC10: Microsoft showed off IE9 and their commitment to HTML5. Other than Silverlight’s involvement with Windows Phone 7, there weren’t any major Silverlight announcements. In an interview Bob Muglia…

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