On Dec 2nd 2010, Microsoft is running the all-day live streaming Firestarter event about Silverlight. It opens with a keynote from Scott Guthrie (Corporate VP of the Developer Division) on the Future of Silverlight and features various sessions from renowned speakers. It’s like another day of PDC just for Silverlight running from 9:00 am PT to 5:15 pm PT.
Silverlight is THE developer platform for rapidly building and deploying UI- and media-rich data-connected business and consumer applications for the web, the desktop and the phone. It’s available today. Microsoft has invested and will continue to invest in Silverlight, and in products that use it including LightSwitch, Lync, Windows InTune, the new Azure Portal, etc.
This Firestarter event was announced before PDC and with the recently announced keynote on the future of Silverlight, it emphasizes Microsoft’s commitment to Silverlight.
Want more commitment? Read or see what Microsoft executives have had to say:
The State of Silverlight with Scott Guthrie and John Papa (Oct 21 2010)
PDC and Silverlight – by Bob Muglia, President, Server & Tool Business (Nov 1 2010)
Silverlight Questions – by Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP, Developer Division (Nov 4 2010)
Also, here’s a great post on the subject:
Silverlight’s Bright Future – by Ward Bell (Nov 10 2010)