Monday, April 16, 2007


WPF/E has now been christened 'Silverlight', a new technology for creating 'Rich Interactive Applications'.

Announced by Microsoft today at the NAB confab in Las Vegas, Silverlight, which is more than just Flash, will do, actually, I'll let Darryl K Taft break it down:

Silverlight is based on the .Net Framework and enables developers and designers to use their existing skills to deliver media experiences and RIAs—which Microsoft refers to as "rich interactive applications" as opposed to "rich Internet applications"—for the Web with role-specific tools: Expression Studio for designers and Visual Studio for developers.

More in his article here.

As usual, Mary Jo Foley has some thoughts, and Robert McLaws chimes in too.

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