Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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RE: Umm...grand celebration plz?
by Nelson on Sat 30th Oct 2010 04:34 UTC in reply to "Umm...grand celebration plz?"
Nelson
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Because anyone who knows anything about web dev, knows this isn't a big deal. Silverlight's huge presence outside of Netflix, is in Out of Browser apps, or WP7 apps.

And lol, Microsoft will use HTML5 alright, to push more Windows lock in. It's interesting you shun the .NET Developer divisions in Windows (which are more open to standards and interoperability, look at WCF, ADFS, Silverlight for Mac and Symbian) for the Windows division (with notorious history of lock in, who are all salivating to get your HTML5 web app to run better on Windows, faster on Windows, and eventually, only on Windows.)

There are two cultures inside Microsoft, and you're about to be reintroduced to the one you thought Silverlight masqueraded as for so long.

Good luck.

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