Update To Silverlight Strategy

Yesterday we reported that Microsoft may be moving away from Silverlight except for developing with Windows Phone 7. Apparently, they are not. They are changing their strategy in the Silverlight realm, but not moving away from the PC and Internet. A new version of Silverlight is in the works, as well.

During the conference, I gave an interview where, among other things, I talked about the great work we’re doing with Silverlight – in particular, support for Windows Phone 7, which we featured heavily at the conference. The interview was accurately reported. I understand that what I said surprised people and caused controversy and confusion. As this certainly wasn’t my intent, I want to apologize for that. I’d like to use this post to expand on what I said, and talk about the very important role Silverlight has going forward.