Microsoft (MSFT) launches its Silverlight rich media development software this week. It will compete directly with Adobe (ADBE) Flash. The Flash player sits on over 700 million PCs and a number of consumer electronics devices.
Microsoft has the ability to distribute its product due to it huge IE and Windows deployments.
But, Redmond is several years late to the game, and the question will be whether the tens of thousands of Flash developers will take to a new product from Microsoft.
After all these years working with Flash tools, probably not.
Douglas A. McIntyre