Microsoft officials have tossed striking news on their blog this time with the announcement that they will dispatch a beta release of Silverlight 5in next week which represents new generation of company’s proprietary multimedia plug-in platform.
Microsoft representatives alleged in a blog post that Silverlight 5 will be offered at the Mix conference in Las Vegas. The post included the position of plug-ins in the background of the rival HTML5 Internet multimedia specification and the prospect of the Web.
The post said,
"As part of the continued support for scenarios that require plug-in based capabilities, we will ship a beta of Silverlight 5 at Mix, with some great demos for compelling scenarios”.
The post was signed by Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of Developer Platform & Evangelism; Scott Guthrie, vice president of the .Net Developer Platform; and S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the company's Developer Division.
Microsoft spreads Silverlight as an expansion podium for fabricating interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications either online or offline. Version 5 is set to draw attention to 64-bit potential, H.264 video, remote control support, enhanced power responsiveness, and digital rights management. Silverlight is sited as a vital elemental building block for constructing rich experiences for Windows Phone.
Silverlight is prospected as the preeminent alternative for plug-in experiences by Microsoft. HTML5 for the time being is owed by Microsoft as a way out for "many scenarios." Also, HTML5 is placed as the groundwork for the Internet Explorer 9 browser.
The Microsoft officials have said that after the introduction of Silverlight 1.0 in March 2007, two important changes have come into the industry dynamics. Many users have moved from using PC’s to using other available devices and HTML5 has appeared to the scene to counter many different scenarios that needed plugins before.
According to the post,
"Neither plug-ins nor standards-based approaches, however, represent the single answer to client development. In general, we know developers always want the best of everything in a single tool, but at the same time recognize that is not a practical way to approach development. Developers need to make choices and tools will continue to evolve,"
The representatives explained that they might have not completed as much as necessary to lay emphasis on tooling for HTML5.
"We're going to emphasize that much more going forward as the clarity of feedback and the emphasis our customers want us to place on these tools for the professional toolbox is clear."
Furthermore at Mix, Microsoft has plans to talk about Windows Phone, XNA, and Visual Studio.