Video: Tim Heuer - Silverlight is not dead - DevConnections 2010

07 November 2010

Check out this video with one of Microsoft’s Silverlight Program Managers, Tim Heuer.

Recently, there’s been some confusion about the future of Silverlight. In fact, Julian our CTO, has an interesting post that generated a lot of feedback.

So I caught up with Tim at DevConnections and he was kind enough to help clear up the confusion about Silverlight and discuss some other topics:


YouTube versions here: Part 1 and Part 2

In the video, Tim discusses:

Thanks Tim!

Watch the video, then drop me a line below on your thoughts about Silverlight vs HTML 5.

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4 comment(s)
Nate Laff

Put a lower quality version up please. I'm on a 31mbps connection and i can't watch 30 seconds without it buffering!

7 November, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Sorry Nate,

Will work on that. In the meantime, I recommend downloading the video from the 'download links' section and watching it locally.


7 November, 2010
Aaron Smith

A bunch of us here huddled around a PC and watched this... When it got to the point where Tim was talking about WPF and he mentioned that the recommendation now is to start new greenfield projects in Silverlight and then move to WPF if needed... Everyone at once chuckled and one person said, "It's WPF that's dead, not Silverlight."

After slightly jumping on the "OMG SL is DEAD" bandwagon a few weeks ago, I am pretty shocked to see how much Silverlight is being adopted in the enterprise. There is no way it's going away. Having new corporate projects going Silverlight and having legacy code being brought over to Silverlight, it speaks volumes about where this is headed.

I had to fix a broken PC at a doctor's office the other day and his patient intake application is/was hosted ASP.Net. It's been a year since I had been in his office... When he opened it up, he said, "Hey, you might like this.. This is their new version." It was all Silverlight.

8 November, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


The video interview with Tim is also available on YouTube here in 2 parts:

8 November, 2010

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