Farewell SilverLight

Windows 8 (W8) is now official reality. And hidden inside W8 announcement is one very big piece of news indeed. Demise of SilverLight.

According to Microsoft, the software (W8) will also make better use of web technologies, promising

“web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC”

. The company was transparent in targeting the success of Apple and its App Store.

“We’ve talked a bit about how developers will build apps for the new system – Windows 8 apps use the power of HTML5, tapping into the native capabilities of Windows using standard JavaScript and HTML to deliver new kinds of experiences,”

Larson-Green said.

No SilverLight in sight. As simple as that.

Update 2011-06-05


What a good title for this article. I also like it because it is aligned with my: “Google ante portas!”. Summation of the whole of Microsoft strategy, right now.

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