Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and RIAs

scott-guthrie.jpgAt the MIX08 conference in Las Vegas I spoke with Microsoft corporate vice president Scott Guthrie about the launch of the beta of Silverlight 2 and what it means for Microsoft’s foray into the arena of rich Internet applications.

Guthrie talked about Silverlight’s revenue model, Microsoft’s commitment to cross-platform (and cross-device) development for Silverlight, and how Silverlight compares to Adobe’s Flash. He also discussed his views on the size of the market for Adobe’s AIR platform and how he sees a sharp distinction between what you want to do inside a web browser and what you do within a dedicated desktop application.

The full interview is available in Knowledge@Wharton:

 

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