Microsoft President of servers and tools Bob Muglia clarified Microsoft’s position on Silverlight. The PDC conference in Redmond, Washington last week in Microsoft Silverlight and about 100,000 developers watched the event. Muglia intended to emphasize three points.
Below are the three points he wanted t make:
1. Silverlight is very important and strategic to Microsoft.
2. We’re working hard on the next release of Silverlight, and it will continue to be cross-browser and cross-platform, and run on Windows and Mac.
3. Silverlight is a core application development platform for Windows, and it’s the development platform for Windows Phone.
Even though Muglia clarified his stance on Silverlight, it seems that a lot of developers are mulling what platform to build applications on. I would recommend reading the comments in Muglia’s blog post.
[Bob Muglia’s blog post]