Back in August, we noted some online rumors that Microsoft was seriously cutting back on Silverlight
, pushing internal folks to work on HTML5 instead. Our comments were filled with people saying that we were crazy and that Microsoft was betting more and more on Silverlight. So it's interesting to see that, after noticing barely any mention of Silverlight at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference, Mary Jo Foley asked someone at Microsoft what's up, and was told that Microsoft's "strategy has shifted," and the company is betting on HTML5
for its cross-platform efforts. It's true that it's still pushing Silverlight in specific platforms -- with mobile being a big one (and, I'm sure, Netflix movie delivery remaining another), but it does seem like Microsoft is drastically scaling back what it plans for Silverlight.