Movie-rental service plans to switch its streaming over to the emerging video format as soon as three WC3 initiatives are complete.
Next week's Patch Tuesday will see seven security fixes rolled out to fix holes in Internet Explorer, Office 2010, and Microsoft's Silverlight platform.
By default, people who want to use plug-ins with Mozilla's browser will have to manually enable them on each Web page. The reason: better security and performance.
Version 5 beta of Microsoft's browser plug-in is due at the Mix conference next week with major new features. But Silverlight vs. Adobe's Flash is yesterday's battle.
Silverlight is a framework for providing rich applications to your Internet browser, and a direct competitor to Adobe's Flash.
Talking about Windows 8 last week and work on apps for the platform, Microsoft stayed mum about Silverlight. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley says the silence can only hurt.
The software giant ramps up its support for HTML5 as the best way to create advanced graphics on the Web.
A software update for Windows Phone 7 may possibly bring two very big behind-the-scenes features to the phone's Web browser next year.
Microsoft's next iteration of Silverlight brings with it some big improvements to media handling and power efficiency. It also promises to make it easier, and faster to build apps.
New job postings that have since been given a good old fashioned edit pointed to Microsoft hiring engineers to build Silverlight into its Xbox game console.