Tuesday, October 23, 2007

» Silverlight as the driver for Microsoft’s services | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com

Interesting perspectives to be sharing, for an Adobe employee; see the full post 

Think about the brand power and development savvy that Microsoft controls. Imagine a world where an RIA version of Office runs on top of Silverlight for Windows, Mac and PC users with your data being stored on Microsoft’s servers. The reputation that Microsoft has in the business and enterprise world gives them a huge head start in rolling out RIAs that can infiltrate those verticals. I don’t think anyone has done a good job of selling the RIA mantra to the business application world. We’re [Adobe] making inroads, but there aren’t a lot of great examples of business-class rich internet applications that have gotten traction. Microsoft can close that loop better than most while giving flexibility in an increasingly OS-agnostic world.

BTW as far as I know there is zero Silverlight in the Office Live Workspace user experience -- at least for now...

» Silverlight as the driver for Microsoft’s services | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com

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