Sunday 15th was NAB day, and everybody was waiting for some shocking announcement from Apple (which announced only a professional version of Final Cut Server), but the shocking announcement came from the other side of the wall. Microsoft announced its "flash-killer" web platform: MS Silverlight.
I've always been a fan of advanced GUI for the web, and finally we have a flash-like platform that can be developed with Visual Studio and developer oriented IDE. Flash was good but it lacked a powerful IDE as Visual Studio.
Here are some link to blog of people directly involved in the development:
- Tim Sneath : Introducing Microsoft Silverlight
- Somasegar's WebLog : Silverlight - The next generation web experiences
- MossyBlog : Microsoft debuts its 'Flash killer' Silverlight
- Out with WPFE in with Microsoft Silverlight. This has just been announced!
and... the official web site: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/