Silverlight in the Past Tense… Another Flash Killer bites the dust!

Interesting news came from Microsoft’s PDC (Professional Developers Conference): Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted, by Mary Jo Foley.

(Read more at Microsoft’s Silverlight dream is over, by Tim Anderson, or a summary at Is Microsoft Turning Off the SilverLight?, Harry McCracken).

In short, Silverlight is now retired from its position as Flash Killer, coined about 3 years ago. MS thinks HTML5 will be the webs future, and it will be sufficient. Silverlight lives -not officially dead but will transform-, just like .NET… Here is what I wrote in May 2007: Silverlight must Live!

Flash is stronger than ever, as proved by the recent Adobe MAX 2010, and another so called Flash Killer is now gone…

Update: More on the Web:

Is Silverlight Done? Microsoft Shift in Strategy to html5 at *drawlogic

Microsoft Has Seen The Light. And It’s Not Silverlight at TextCrunch

On the “death” of Silverlight by Keith Peters

PDC and Silverlight announcement at Silverlight Team Blog

Silverlight Questions by Scott Guthrie (Nov 4, 2010)

What MS guys say doesn’t change the current situation a bit.

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