I heard the same rumor from a number of non-Microsoft sources.
When I was speaking to a Microsoft employee at Siggraph last
summer I said "I heard Microsoft is dropping Silverlight and is
telling everyone to use HTML5." The employee's response was "Yes,
everyone in Microsoft knows that but I did not know it was public
So I don't know why they now seem to be pushing Silverlight 5.
Maybe they had a change of heart.
This is maybe off-topic and should maybe go off-list but I had heard MS was shelving Silverlight? Sounds like that's not the case.
Anybody know where that rumor I heard came from and/or how much push MS is making with Silverlight going forward?