Silverlight 5 includes a range of new capabilities across Media, Applications, Out of Browser and Tooling/Performance and will ship in 2011 with a Beta coming soon.
Silverlight 5 has a full GPU accelerated 3D engine built in
Out of browser applications now get additional capabilities such as multiple window support and…
Microsoft is actively engaged with three large standards organizations: W3C, IETF and ECMA International. Each organization is divided into Working Groups.
Taking the HTML5 Working Group as an example, Paul Cotton (Microsoft Corp) is a co-chair of the group – we’ve been leading this space for many years!In addition to Paul, more than 16 people from Microsoft are working just on this working group – plus many others involved in other WGs.
Building a standard is like planning a building. You go through different steps and it’s important to plan all levels carefully – or you risk to hit issues along the road.
If we look at the broad spectrum, today there are more than 100 specifications that fall under the “HTML5” umbrella. As you can see, all of them follow a different status.Some of them are mature (Recommendation), some are still work in progress (Working Draft) and some just submitted (First Published WD)As we will see later, with Internet Explorer we wanted to provide an interoperable implementation of these standards – with clear expectations and deliverables for the developer community.
Microsoft has three channels:IE9 is all about “Site Ready HTML5”. It’s based on a stable and interoperable implementation of HTML5. It offers the best experience to Windows users, thanks to the native hardware acceleration support.IE Platform Previews focus on under development features. With PP, we wanted to be transparent with the community over the internal progress – allowing them to provide feedbacks and us to act on these feedbacksHTML5 Labs are about emerging standards that still require more time and further analysis before they can be safely and interoperably adopted across browsers.
List of the main (not all!) HTML5 features supported in IE9.More info at: http://bit.ly/IE9Guide
Released every 10-12 weeks during IE10 developmentRefine proposed standards with quality implementationGet and act on community feedbacksMore info at: http://bit.ly/IE10Guide
HTML5, Silverlight & Kinect
Frank La Vigne | FrankLa@microsoft.com@tableteer | franksworld.comDeveloper EvangelistMicrosoft
Shiny New Features• XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging• Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse• Double (and multi) click support• GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API• Low-latency sound effects and WAV support• Real operating system windows and multi- display support• Vector Printing for sharper printouts• Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more
But Wait There’s MoreMedia XAML Data Multiple VS Profiling Applications Out of Browser Tooling & Performance Hardware Decode Binding Windows Databinding Variable Speed Text Clarity P/Invoke Debugging Playback Vector Printing Group Policy IE9 Hardware Audio Pitch Support Acceleration Correction Pivot Trusted Apps in 64 Bit support Seamless DRM Graphics API browser switching Multicore JIT XNA GPU 3D Unrestricted file performance system access Linked Text Text Layout Container Performance OpenType Network Latency Reduction for Support HTTP