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Microsoft quietly shifts Silverlight strategy

   
2:36 am on Nov 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted [zdnet.com]

At Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this week, the future of Silverlight is one topic that has gotten short shrift.

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So what's a developer to make of Microsoft's messaging (or lack thereof) about Silverlight at its premiere developer conference?

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"Silverlight is our development platform for Windows Phone," he said. Silverlight also has some "sweet spots" in media and line-of-business applications, he said.

But when it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft's vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, "our strategy has shifted," Muglia told me.


Microsoft is embracing HTML 5 development with the upcoming IE9 browser. Silverlight will apparently not become the Adobe Flash killer as it was originally touted.
 

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