Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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RE[2]: Also worth noting:
by ze_jerkface on Tue 13th Nov 2012 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Also worth noting:"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

You can thank Sinofsky for that.

He avoided these types of questions on his blog.

He's basically a tech trendster who thinks anything older than 5 years should be deprecated.

His unexplained hostility to Silverlight caused irreparable damage with the Windows developer community. Overnight Microsoft went from promoting Silverlight conferences to deleting questions about where it fits in with WindowsRT. Sinofsky is clueless and hates being questioned, I'm totally ecstatic to see him leave.

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RE[3]: Also worth noting:
by CapEnt on Wed 14th Nov 2012 09:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Also worth noting:"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

I don't drop a shed for Silverlight.

The way that MS withdrew the support for it could have damaged the Windows developer community, but his dead was a spectacular win for the web as a whole.

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RE[4]: Also worth noting:
by zima on Tue 20th Nov 2012 10:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Also worth noting:"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though Silverlight & Moonlight are a rather nice, well performing way of doing web videos - nothing Flash or HTML5 video* can even begin to approach, for whatever reason.

*which is generally... slower, more demanding of the hardware than Flash; especially noticeable on old machines. At least there's always the method of redirecting video streams to mplayer...

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