Ease up on Silverlight already!

Monday, February 25, 2008
It seems you can't use any Microsoft website anymore without being nagged to install Silverlight.

While I love "the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web" as much as the next guy, I don't know what value it's going to bring to sites like TechNet, MSDN, etc. My chief complaint is the slow performance of Silverlight on RDP sessions. Most administrators perform their work using RDP and the abysmal performance of Silverlight enabled websites (or any website that uses transition effects) prevents administrators from getting their job done.

It might be nice if there were an option in the RDP client to allow Silverlight, just like there is one to allow menu and window animation. Just thinking out loud here...