PSA: Microsoft Is Ending Support for Silverlight Next Month – Neowin

Silverlight is Microsoft's framework for the event of internet purposes. It was launched in 2007 and its most up-to-date launch got here virtually three years in the past. As of now, the legacy framework is just supported on Web Explorer, and that's set to alter quickly as properly. Silverlight is reaching finish of assist on October 12, 2021, as pointed out by Tero Alhonen on Twitter.



The writing's been on the wall for fairly a while now for Silverlight. Silverlight 4 was the primary development platform for Windows Phone, and we all know what happened to that. Even approach again in 2011, we had former Microsoft executives proclaiming the death of Silverlight. Netflix transitioned from Silverlight to HTML5 in 2013 too. Microsoft Edge doesn't assist Silverlight exterior of IE mode, Google Chrome ended assist for it in September 2015, and Mozilla Firefox did the identical in March 2017.

The dedicated Microsoft Silverlight portal exhibits a banner about impending finish of assist and factors to a support document detailing some extra data.

Microsoft says that till the tip of assist date on October 12, it should proceed offering technical help to prospects utilizing Silverlight 5 solely. This consists of paid assist for Silverlight purposes working on Web Explorer 11 (IE11) on the next platforms:

  • Home windows 10
  • Home windows Server 2016
  • Home windows 8.1
  • Home windows Server 2012 R2
  • Home windows Server 2012
  • Home windows Embedded 8.1 Trade
  • Home windows Embedded 8 Normal
  • POSReady 7
  • Skinny PC 7

Microsoft has emphasised that it isn't planning any transfer to kill off Silverlight purposes however you will need to notice that software program working on this framework is not going to get any safety or characteristic updates.

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