Tim putting the sizzle in Adobe’s fizzle.

I got a few emails this week about Adobe’s executive shooting his pipes off about how Microsoft has fizzled in comparison to the mighty Adobe, basically the usual ranting by Adobe staffers outlining that Silverlight doesn’t exist and it’s failing propaganda that would make the most devoted politician cringe with pep rally fatigue. I generally…

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The twists and turns this industry takes.

It’s been an extremely interesting past week. I and a few of my colleagues decided to check out the Adobe MAX 2008 conference to see what the other side has to say about the future of the web (much like their folks come to MIX conferences). I’ve got a bunch of notes and a lot…

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Adobe's CEO using FUD, but got caught out.

I often read various press releases regarding Silverlight, namely it’s always curious to read what our “competitors” often say about us. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Adobe’s CEO was quoted saying: “If you look at the number of partners who are signing up [to use Flash] despite the fact that Redmond opens its…

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SEO, Nothing changed.

Gilbert (one of the original guys behind prooving Silverlight + SEO) of  had a great write-up outlining some depth thought around this whole SEO buzz that Adobe unleashed early this week. http://bits.samiq.net/2008/07/seo-for-ria-status-few-days-later.html I like this quote: Microsoft has .XAML and the .XAP extensions, the second been just a zip file renamed; which pretty much are…

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Let's play this by the numbers..

I had to laugh tonight, as the Adobe folks decided to burst Mozilla folks bubble around the whole Download Mozilla Day event (classic gimmick to get Mozilla penetration numbers up, nice marketing ploy though..). Ben Forta @ Adobe.com: There have been over a billion downloads of Flash Player this year alone (less than 5 months),…

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POC #1 - Project Harmony (pt1) (Silverlight & Flash)

I’ve been enjoying the overall experience of what Silverlight has to offer since I started with Microsoft back in January 07. That being said, I’ve often been an internal "goto" person at times for some Flash advice on behalf of Microsoft customers around the world. In light of this, recently I also encountered a situation…

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Mozilla, Adobe and Silverlight. Shall we dance?

No doubt you’ve seen the Prism announcement by Mozilla. Quite an interesting move in this chess game we call "The Software Industry". Personally, I’m not sure what the end game for Mozilla is anymore and I’m sure If I look hard enough I’ll find that answer. Mike Chambers at Adobe put up a post essentially…

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SilverlightAIR - Silverlight + Java Webstart.

I got a question the other day that kind of threw me. In that, someone asked if we were going to do a Silverlight version of AIR. That’s something you’d probably need to ask the executive folks around Silverlight (I’m just a guy whom uses the product, I don’t decide on it’s end to end…

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At times I wonder...

They say a picture speaks a thousands words. In this case, I find it tongue in cheek that Adobe’s CEO Bruce Chizen got up on stage, labeled Microsoft as a "monopoly" in one breath, then talked about how great the Adobe products in another whilst doing so on Windows Vista. I also wonder at how…

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It's all a Buzzword in the end?

If you’ve managed to walk away from the blogsphere, the usual Tech writers have written about BuzzWord and how Adobe has acquired them. The main reason they write about this is, well it hints at an Office doomsday signal. It really doesn’t in the end. You’re dealing with an online tool pushing the Web 2.0…

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