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The "S" word

The "S" word

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You may or may not have noticed an announcement we made late on Sunday, so I thought I'd draw people's attention to it: "Silverlight". And it gives me such pleasure to be able to talk about this technology as for the past few months we've been banned from even mentioning the "S" word, even in internal emails.

However, I'm not going to say much about Silverlight right now. I'll point you to a couple of resources if you want to learn more, but for developers the interesting stuff will happen at the Mix 07 conference in two week's time, and I'll post some blog entries about Silverlight at that time.

In the interim, keep a couple of things in mind:

  1. Silverlight is signficant. If you have even a passing interest in the Microsoft platform and Microsoft technology then you should learn about Silverlight
  2. Most of what you read about Silverlight between now and Mix will focus on the media elements of the technology. This is important but it isn't the whole picture, so bear in mind that if you really want to "get" what Silverlight is then stay tuned for information announced at the Mix 07 conference

Here are a few resources to help explain the annoucement we made late Sunday at the NAB conference:

 

 

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  • Thanks Ian, like I have commented before I'm really chomping  at the bit to start developing on Silverlight. If only I didn't have all these other projects to get out of the way!!

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  • I did a short review of it on my blog which included a few examples I made with the help of the SDK. I have to say, it's quite easy to use and some of the examples the site provides show it's Flash and SVG in one package. Still a way to go, but it's only in the early stages.

  • Carl - thanks for the review (at http://blog.eop.org.uk/354-microsoft-silverlight-wpfe/).

    Be sure to watch out for announcements at the Mix event on April 30 - May 2 as there is more stuff coming re Silverlight...

  • I know there's a lot more announcements to do with Silverlight coming; probably some most wont expect!. And looking forward to the Silverlight enabled site on April 30th.

    Oh, and have a good time at the Mix event also!

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