Microsoft Silverlight







Phew.  No more “WPF/E”.  I sure won’t miss that name.  From now on the technology will be called Silverlight.  The consumer and developer web sites can be found here and here.  Also, we’re working on a new Silverlight community site that will launch soon.  One of the things that impressed me about the product name is that we managed to keep it secret for so long.  In fact, we knew what the name would be before we shipped the December CTP.  Brush up on your Latin to figure out why all our binaries and our javascript hosting file start with the “ag” prefix.  J namespace="" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" prefix="o" ?>


 


I’m down at NAB this week for the official launch of the Silverlight name.  If you were wondering what I was taking a picture of, it was the below pics of the Silverlight banner in front of the Vegas convention center.   The other pic below is Scott Guthrie and Lee Davis debugging our content access protection demo.  Brian Goldfarb is also in the shot on the phone.  We’ve got a great set of demos we’re showing at our booth this week, but we will have much, much more to share about Silverlight at MIX ’07.



(Update: Back in Redmond and I’ve uploaded the Silverlight version of the Silverlight logo)


Comments (14)

  1. Microsoft acaba de anunciar el cambio de nombre de WPF/E a Silverlight. Podéis ver la nueva web en: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight

  2. Microsoft acaba de anunciar el cambio de nombre de WPF/E a Silverlight. Podéis ver la nueva web en: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight

  3. After lurking in the shadow of it’s codename for several months Silverlight has finally been announced

  4. WynApse says:

    I was wondering if there was an animated logo… I look forward to seeing that and putting it on my site! Nice colors too… goes well with my Silverlight Samples Menu: http://www.wynapse.com/Silverlight/Tutor/Silverlight_Code_Samples.aspx  🙂

  5. jgrunstra says:

    Congrats on the official unveiling Mike! See you at MIX.

  6. C# Nuggets says:

    As has been blogged all over the place , WPF/E has been renamed Silverlight (Note: lower case 'L').

  7. awjreynolds says:

    RIA = Rich Internet Application NOT Rich Interactive Applications

    You can’t just take an industry wide understood acronym and change it.

    Anybody know any applications which are not interactive?

    Bad Microsoft. Very Bad.

  8. WynApse says:

    Hi Mike…Can I run the video logo on my site? 🙂

  9. WynApse says:

    Microsoft’s Animated Silverlight Logo

  10. Phew. No more “WPF/E”. I sure won’t miss that name. From now on the technology will be called Silverlight

  11. Microsoft acaba de anunciar el cambio de nombre de WPF/E a Silverlight. Podéis ver la nueva web en: http