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 information yet."
So I don't know why they now seem to be pushing Silverlight 5. Maybe they had a change of heart.
On 09/01/2012 03:43, Tony Parisi wrote: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?