I have been assisting a friend who, she told me, could not get BBC iPlayer to work. Further, another site was telling her she did not have ActiveX, but she was sure she had it.
This was puzzling me. She described how she went to the BBC iPlayer site, and it said she needed to
…continue reading IE9 ActiveX Filtering causing tears of frustration
I look forward to trying it; but Internet Explorer 9’s Smart Filter was not keen.
What you cannot see from the screenshot is that the option to “Run anyway” is hidden by default. You have to
…continue reading This is why people ignore security warnings: IE9 blocks official Microsoft update
There is a long discussion over on the official Silverlight forum about Microsoft’s Windows 8 demo at D9 and what was said, and not said; and another over on Channel 9, Microsoft’s video-centric community site for developers.
At D9 Microsoft showed that Windows 8 has a dual personality. In one mode it has a touch-centric
…continue reading Microsoft refuses to comment as .NET developers fret about Windows 8
Is Microsoft ditching Silverlight and embracing HTML 5? Or is Silverlight the future of desktop and browser-based development on Microsoft’s platform?
Good question; and I am not sure that Microsoft itself can answer. There is evidence for both cases.
One thing I have noticed though is that Silverlight is turning up in numerous Microsoft products.
…continue reading Silverlight in Microsoft products – Silverlight the new Windows runtime, HTML 5 the new Silverlight?
Professional Developers Conference 2003. Windows Longhorn is revealed, with three “pillars”:
Avalon, later named Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Indigo, later named Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) WinFS, the relational file system that was later abandoned
With the benefit of hindsight, Microsoft got many things right with the vision it set out at PDC 2003. The company
…continue reading Microsoft still paying the price for botched Vista with muddled development strategy
Head over to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ and you can download the beta of Internet Explorer 9, which is now up and running on my Windows 7 64-bit machine and looking good so far.
So what’s new? In terms of the rendering engine, this is like the last Platform Preview, but a little bit further along. During the
…continue reading Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta is out
Of course someone has. Tobias Schneider has been working on Gordon and built his first full release in June.