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Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted

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Tags: HTML 5 , Microsoft , WPF , PDC , Mary Jo Foley

Here is the article of Mary Jo Foley that provoked so many discussions and reflections about the future of Silverlight.

Source: ZDNet

“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.

Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said. “But HTML is the only true cross platform solution for everything, including (Apple’s) iOS platform,” Muglia said.

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