Is Silverlight dead?
Microsoft has added a video portal to Office 365, enabling users to upload and share videos. The service will be in preview soon, and available to all customers with the right kind of subscription in early 2015. So what is the point, when YouTube does this so well? The idea is to manage internal videos with permissions based …
Netflix is now available via the HTML5 premium video extensions — most controversially the encrypted media extensions which either (a) seek to corrupt the aim of open standards to allow consumption anywhere; or (b) accept that DRM is the trade-off for some content access and try to make it less vendor-dependant. Depending on where you sit.
If you're accessing Netflix through a browser and your browser isn't IE11/Windows 8.1 or Safari/OS X v10.10 then, yes, it's still Silverlight powered.
But I think a huge proportion of access is now probably tablets, TVs with native clients, set-top boxes, video game consoles, etc, etc, etc. Not Silverlight places.
If what you say is correct why does the Updater on more than one Server 2012 System I use keep offering it as an optional update?
Do I want to play videos on a DB server? No I don't.
Getting tired of hiding it almost every week. Why can't I set something so that for this, it is regarded as...
'Never ever try to install this POS on this system again or I'll kneecap you Got it!'
Actually the only plugin aside of Unity which I consider "The best thing happened" to Web is Flash.
Flash offer today the best web based game performance/ Video streaming / Quality of product and Enterprise class Web applications - based on Flex Framework.
Checking on mobiles - Adobe Flash - AS3 is the REAL CROSS-PLATFORM Single codebase with high performance, same looking - Code Once - run everywhere programming language out there.
It is run on all current devices, all browsers, and it is capable of running on practically everything where Quality, Performance and Great Look means something.
Adobe Flash is actually THE ONLY CUTTING EDGE PLATFORM currently available worldwide.
I am strongly behind Microsoft for union with it on all of it's products. Because Microsoft is targeting the same targets with Windows. Go Microsoft! Adobe is the way! :)