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Today's news was more about Silverlight 5 versus HTML5 (once gain, the company says there is room for both technologies). Microsoft again took the opportunity to emphasize its developer story going forward:
Ever since Microsoft started talking about IE9 and how it would embrace HTML5, many have wondered what would happen to Silverlight. Eventually, the software giant announced that Silverlight would play a major part in Windows Phone development. As a result, its importance as a web plug-in would decrease, although the software giant still insists it is the best option if you need to use a plug-in (for example, Netflix uses Silverlight to protect its content, which HTML5 cannot do).
To read more about Microsoft's strategy with Silverlight and HTML5, check out the blog post titled "Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight." It is written by Walid Abu-Hadba, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Soma Somasegar, Microsoft's Senior VP of Developer Division, and Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP of .NET Developer Platform, so you should expect quite a bit of PR language.
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