Microsoft Silverlight for Mac is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications.Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the.NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works. Silverlight means Business. SAP is the world's largest business software company. For their Business ByDesign product, SAP utilized Silverlight's powerful.NET programming model and familiar Visual Studio tools to rapidly develop a visually compelling and easy to use application.
Although Microsoft's Silverlight was originally conceived as a competitor to Adobe Flash, it now finds itself competing with Abobe's Web 2.0 platform, Adobe Air. The harsh truth is, Microsoft Silverlight has already fallen considerably behind Adobe Air and typical for a Microsoft product on Mac, it's prone to bugs. In typically Microsoft style, the software giant has surely missed the boat by aiming at a replacement for Adobe Flash when the web world was already shifting towards interactive Web 2.0 platforms such as Adobe Air.
Microsoft Silverlight is a lightweight plug-in that allows you to watch Silverlight-based content in your browser. It works with most major browsers, including Firefox and Safari. Mac Os X Free Download Full Version. There is no prompt to restart the browser after installation but I recommend you do so because the first site of Silverlight content I accessed after installation simply crashed the browser. The most important improvements to the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight are smoother streaming, DRM management, and an out-of browser player. The out-of browser player however is dependent on developers embracing it and as yet, there are few examples available. The smooth streaming feature will iron out many of the streaming problems that have plagued Silverlight in the past.
If your bandwidth drops below 3Mbps, smooth streaming will kick-in so that your video isn't affected. Microsoft Silverlight can stream high-resolution video well and supports HD-quality videos. If you want to create content for Silverlight, you'll need Expression Studio and Visual Studio. In fact, this latest release is is of particular interest to developers because it adds 60 customizable controls, new layout containers, 'deep linking' for page bookmarking, search engine optimization, and enhanced data support. Dayz Standalone For Mac Free Download. The signs are, however, that Microsoft has already realized that the battle for web content is being won by the much slicker and more stable Adobe Air platform, and is therefore aiming Silverlight at business users. The Silverlight homepage boasts: 'Learn how Silverlight is right for your business'. It points out that companies such as Continental Airlines have adopted Microsoft Silverlight for use in their reservation system showing that Microsoft knows which side its bread is buttered on.
Microsoft Silverlight has probably missed the boat as far as Web 2.0 goes, although there's probably no way Mac users can avoid it since there will always be some websites that opt to stream content with Silverlight rather than Flash. By Anonymous Complete waste of time; Absolutely useless. Recently changed from Windows to Mac and had never experienced any p. Complete waste of time; Absolutely useless. Recently changed from Windows to Mac and had never experienced any problems with Silverlight.
However, since I started using the Mac, Silverlight has been nothing short of terrible for me. I only downloaded it to work on the Sky Go service, and it simply doesn't work; you can watch roughly 5 minutes of a film and then it crashes.
Terribly frustrating, and overall one of the most irritating pieces of software i've encountered Pros: It allows me to revise for exams, as It doesn't let me procrastinate by watching films (because it doesn't work) Cons: Making it work for Netflix and SkyGo would be a start reviewed on May 7, 2013 •.
Microsoft Silverlight for Mac is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the.NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.
Microsoft has made the Silverlight for Mac browser plug-in freely available for all supported platforms and browsers. Download, Install or Update Silverlight for Mac! Top Silverlight Features: IIS Smooth Streaming IIS Smooth Streaming enables you to deliver high definition streams that play back smoothly on any device running Silverlight. PivotViewer PivotViewer makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data on the web in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun.
By visualizing thousands of related items at once. SketchFlow SketchFlow, part of Expression Studio Ultimate, revolutionizes the speed and efficiency with which you can demonstrate a vision for an application. SketchFlow provides an. Deep Zoom Silverlight Deep Zoom is the fastest, smoothest, zooming technology on the Web, bringing the highest resolution images and frame rates. Pixel Shader These software based effects include blur and drop shadow that can be applied to any graphical content and animated.
You can also write your own effect. New Controls Silverlight is packed with over 60 high-quality, fully skinnable and customizable out-of-the-box controls such as charting and media, new layout containers. Media Format Extensibility With the new Raw AV pipeline, Silverlight for Mac can easily support a wide variety of third-party codecs. Audio and video can be decoded outside the runtime and rendered. Perspective 3D Graphics Silverlight allows developers and designers to apply content to a 3D plane. Users can rotate or scale live content in space without writing any additional code.
Other effects. Skinning and Styling Silverlight makes it easy to create graphics and then use them to customize controls, such as the look of a scrollbar. Silverlight for Mac provides XAML based templates for each. Note: Requires Intel Core Duo or higher processor. Also Available.