Microsoft eats their own dog food with Silverlight on Microsoft.com
A few weeks ago, we were given the release news of Microsoft/Surface. Shortly before that, we got the word about Silverlight. I wrote a blog post asking why the demo was done in flash instead of Silverlight. There were some sarcasm, along with a few very good answers. You can only adopt this new technology so fast. Even if it's your own new technology.
Today I'm happy to see the home page of Microsoft.com sporting some Silverlight. Getting the bits out there, slowly but surely. Very nice! Very nice!
I think we're going to start seeing Silverlight more and more. This is good for all of us. I think the number one question I hear about Silverlight deals with browser coverage. Something like "How long will it take before the mass public will have Silverlight?". If a few of the other top 100 sites get involved in Silverlight, I think the adpotion rate could see 50% in less than a year.
With Silverlight being used on the home page, MS is saying, this is it; it's easy to use, stable, and we believe in it. On a related note, I also read that Microsoft.com is currently being hosted on Windows server 2008. I love that these brand new technologies are stable enough to run Microsoft.com. After all (as of today) Microsoft.com has a 3 month Alexa average of being the 12 busiest site online. That's a lot of pages to serve.
Congratulations to the Microsoft.com team - good work!