Microsoft Silverlight causes deep addiction

"Trying Silverlight can lead to an addiction. We know this. But you're not alone. Whether you're a Developer, Designer or just a web junkie...there's people out there just like you. Don't be afraid to come forward. Share your story with us. It's okay. In a unique move, we decided to allow cameras into one of […]

"Trying Silverlight can lead to an addiction. We know this. But you're not alone. Whether you're a Developer, Designer or just a web junkie...there's people out there just like you. Don't be afraid to come forward. Share your story with us. It's okay. In a unique move, we decided to allow cameras into one of our Silverlight Rehab meetings. Brace yourself it's not easy to watch," revealed Channel 10's Tina Wood.

You will be able to see in the video segment embedded at the bottom of this article the pain, torment and distress caused by Silverlight 1.0, deepened by Silverlight 2.0 and exacerbated by Silverlight for mobile devices. Microsoft's perspective will reveal that it's no joking matter. And with the company having hit no less than 1.5 million installations on a daily basis, Silverlight is bound to cause more damage.

"With Silverlight 2 we focused our effort really kind of on three different spaces. One is on the media -- continue to enhance the media capabilities that Silverlight has. You're going to see some great features there. We're then entering the Rich Internet Application space and really let you build powerful applications. You're going to see a lot of great stuff there. And then we're also enabling Silverlight to run not just on Mac and Windows and Linux boxes, but also on mobile devices, and we're going to finish up the keynote showing off some of the capabilities that you can do there," stated Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Division back at MIX08.



Silverlight Rehab - You're not alone

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