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The death of Silverlight?


Remember when Microsoft ruled our destinies and understanding the future of legal technology meant understanding what plans Microsoft had?

Well the only certainty is change and things have changed. Instead of being in the lead pack of the consumer led charge by apple and others they have been part of the pack. They get it, they just have not been able to perform to their or our expectations. Tjese chanes have seen flash die, and microsofts instantiation being silverlight is likely to be next.

Being an "industry figure" has its perks. Friends have suggested that our efforts should not be directed towards silverlight.

This is not a popular view. Indeed many of you sat with me at a recent managing partners meeting where the presenter used silverlight in every sentence.

Hang on we are busy playing with the new data visualization tools in SQL 2012. These are built in silverlight! Well let's consider NetMeeting, it was used before Skype, Microsoft had a lead! What happened! It went for a business makeover. We told them it was not needed in our business's.

Now business or more correctly computing is moving faster than the release cycles. Remember when it seemed a really cool idea to have everything in a browser. Heck let's build an entire practice management system in it! (hindsight is a great thing )

So the brave new world! We need to respond and not ignore. It is not going to go away!

Enjoy the ride

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