Last year there was a big hoo ha about Silverlight being used to stream some big game action in the US.
This spurred on more Visual Studio hype, and probably diverted those 3 devs that were going to try VSTO to try Silverlight instead. Cue more ‘Wow its nearly as good as a desktop app was 10 years ago’ type fluff.
Hey all you spurned VS devs, why not try a reliable, futureproof* technology with a stunning compatibility story? One with clear and present business value?
(* futureproof within reason, as much as anything in IT can be futureproof)
So while everyone goes back to Flash for their pointless blinking text web presence the business world still lives and breathes Excel/VBA and a bit of Access.
I wonder if Office 14 will have a Silverlight client?
Anyone here use Silverlight? (I’m on Linux, so it would have to be Moonlight for me, which just seems monumentally pointless)(so no – I haven’t tried it)