Microsoft Tells Developers Silverlight is Safe
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Backtracking or clarifying? In an attempt reassure developers that it won't pull the rug out from underneath them after it has spent three years convincing them that it is the future platform for streaming media, President of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Server and Tools Division, Bob Muglia, said in a follow up blog post this week that Silverlight remains "strategic."
After telling an interviewer late last week that the role of Silverlight in the scheme of things has "shifted" -- thus setting off fears in some observers' and developers' minds that the cross-platform, cross-browser streaming media technology is being dead ended -- the president of the division that has purview over its future admits that he miscommunicated.