The Silverlight team today posted some information about what the future holds for rich Internet apps and where we have come with SIlverlight, where we see HTML5 playing a role and how Silverlight will be a part of the future of this next evolution of rich Internet apps.
Brad Becker, Director of Product Management, provides some information behind the value of Silverlight in a world where HTML5 will also co-exist:
Expect to see more from Silverlight in these areas especially in our focus scenarios of high-quality media experiences, consumer apps and games, and business apps.
When you invest in learning Silverlight, you get the ability to do any kind of development from business to entertainment across screens from browser to mobile to living room, for fun, profit, or both. And best of all, you can start today and target the 600,000,000 desktops and devices that have Silverlight installed.
I would encourage you to go and read “The Future of Silverlight” (frankly which I think should be titled The Future Includes Silverlight) as it provides some good information about what exists today, capabilities of platforms and where these technologies can grow into in the future. Be sure to leave comments for Brad on the post as well!