Another microsoft mishap?



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    Has no-one told the MSN team that Microsoft have Silverlight?



  • @Cratig said:

    Has no-one told the MSN team that Microsoft have Silverlight?
    They just want to use something that users might actually stand a chance of having got installed already.



  • @TarquinWJ said:

    @Cratig said:
    Has no-one told the MSN team that Microsoft have Silverlight?
    They just want to use something that users might actually stand a chance of having got installed already.

    Probably serving it up using Apache on Linux, too.

     

    Do we even know that the videos are served directly from MSN?  They might be embedding videos from multiple sources.



  •  @Cratig said:

    Has no-one told the MSN team that Microsoft have Silverlight?
    Maybe they want more than the 4 people that actually bothered to install Silverlight to be able to use their site?



  • @snover said:

    @Cratig said:
    Has no-one told the MSN team that Microsoft have Silverlight?
    Maybe they want more than the 4 people that actually bothered to install Silverlight to be able to use their site?

    I think you rounded incorrectly. Should be 3.



  • If I may give the most likely answer: the various teams at MS largely operate independently, thus why (for instance) the Office and MSN teams consistently ignore the UI guidelines put out by whatever team handles UI stuff (the shell team? not sure). Also, I'm sure that it doesn't make sense (and would be a huge task to enforce) to make every team stay on top of every new technology put out by MS as a whole. How would you feel if you had just finished putting together your awesome new flash video player and then Silverlight got official release and you had to redevelop the whole thing again?


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