Tag: microsoft

Silverlight 2 and Fuzzy Math

This past week Microsoft released Silverlight 2. While Silverlight 1.0 focused principally on online video applications, Silverlight 2 is the first version of Microsoft's cross-browser runtime environment that serves as a fully expressive platform for developing rich Internet applications (RIAs). What we now know as Silverlight 2 was originally announced as Silverlight 1.1, but the … Continue reading Silverlight 2 and Fuzzy Math

Interview with Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie

Interview with Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie

Knowledge@Wharton today published an interview I conducted with Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie. Our conversation covered a wide range of topics, including the future of operating systems, why Microsoft is struggling to catch Google in Web search, and how technological disruptions may work to Microsoft's advantage. Mundie also describes the benefits of … Continue reading Interview with Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie

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

Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR

Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR

Knowledge@Wharton today published an interview I did with Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch. Lynch talks in depth about the origins of Adobe's AIR platform and its potential impact on software developers, consumers, and business users. Lynch also addresses some of the issues raised by Microsoft corporate vice president Scott Guthrie in a previous interview in which … Continue reading Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR