There has been a lot of controversy and concern over the future of Silverlight with Steve Ballmer's comments. Afterwards, various important representatives on the Silverlight team
, started reassuring the development community that his comments were misinterpreted
and Microsoft was standing strong behind Silverlight.
Well, I was skeptical if this commitment was true, but after viewing the keynote by Scott Guthrie to the Firestarter
event I believed. There were two major points that asserted Microsoft's commitment. The first is the demo provided by SAP. I figure if a large player like SAP has invested heavily in a report designer made in Silverlight, Microsoft would get some corporate heat if it was killed. The other point is the amount of key development features that will be available in Silverlight 5.
HTML5 and Silverlight still compete in some respects, but it's good to know that Microsoft firmly believes that it would be quite difficult to develop enterprise web applications with a markup language.
Keywords: Dundas Dashboard
, Silverlight Roadmap
, Microsoft Business Intelligence
posted @ Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:06 AM