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