Tag: flash

Reuters and the New York Times on RIAs

The New York Times web site posted a Reuters article titled "Olympics Set The Stage For Emerging Web Tech Fight" about how Microsoft's Silverlight is competing with Adobe's Flash to become a major platform for both Web video and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). As the article characterizes it, "Microsoft's Silverlight technology and rival Adobe's Flash … Continue reading Reuters and the New York Times on RIAs

Flash and PDF in Acrobat 9 (and Clarifying the Wall Street Journal)

Flash and PDF in Acrobat 9 (and Clarifying the Wall Street Journal)

Adobe Systems yesterday announced Acrobat 9 and the beta of the company's Acrobat.com hosted document services. Adobe's Ryan Stewart has good coverage on his ZDNet Universal Desktop column and his Digital Backcountry blog. ReadWriteWeb does its usual excellent job of covering the details. You'd do much better reading these blog posts than the venerable Wall … Continue reading Flash and PDF in Acrobat 9 (and Clarifying the Wall Street Journal)

Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and RIAs

Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and RIAs

At 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 … Continue reading Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and RIAs

Silverlight 2: Size Matters

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie has posted details on the forthcoming beta release of Silverlight 2 which, it appears, is relatively imminent (very likely in conjunction with Microsoft's MIX conference March 5 - 7). Silverlight 1.0 focused largely on rich media -- primarily Web-based video --- and used JavaScript as its programming model. It was, to a … Continue reading Silverlight 2: Size Matters