Microsoft shifting to HTML5 as primary cross-platform runtime

But when it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft’s vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, “our strategy has shifted,” Muglia told me.

Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said. “But HTML is the only true cross platform solution for everything, including (Apple’s) iOS platform,” Muglia said.

Wow, looks like Microsoft if taking some radical steps to get back into the game. I think this is the right direction to go for Microsoft.

Posted via email from Sijin Joseph

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  1. This does not bode well for Adobe’s recent Flash push, although it seems they are well aware of the shortcomings. At least to the extent where they are straddling a line between Flash and HTML5 specs. Lest we forget the recent Hold off on HTML5 opinion pitched by the W3C, HTML5 isn’t fully spec’ed yet. My own opinions about usage differ from the W3C but I would still caution anyone against using still unspec’ed features without proper acknowledgement of what you’re giving up, namely browser support.

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