Please do work on Silverlight next version. I feel Silverlight is great tool which has best in cross development web experience. Although you guys are spending time on HTML5 and other stuffs, but I feel it takes years to bring HTML 5 is not flexible enough like Silverlight.
One more thing, as a Silverlight developer it was only my chance to replace flash from my projects, but as you guys stopped working on it; I feel that I wasted my time in learning Silverlight.
Do start working on Silverlight, Only this will get you back in increasing footprints in website business
Silverlight support and future development work
While Microsoft continues to support Silverlight, and remains committed to doing so into 2021, there will be no new development work except security fixes and high-priority reliability fixes.
Silverlight out-of-browser apps will work in Windows 10. Silverlight controls and apps will continue to work in Internet Explorer until October 12, 2021, on down-level browsers and on the desktop.
Our support lifecycle policy for Silverlight remains unchanged:
For future development, we recommend modernizing Silverlight applications to HTML5 solutions which provide broader reach across platforms and browsers. In addition to the solutions listed in the blog post above, there is a free .NET Technology Guide eBook to help with migration planning located at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/E/16E9FC39-0D61-4DB8-AADE-9F6950B8BF49/Microsoft_Press_eBook_NET_Technology_Guide_for_Business_Applications.pdf
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Md. Rashidul Hasan Masum commented
Yesss Silverlight 6 will come at end of 2013. See this link http://www.zdnet.com/a-new-year-a-new-microsoft-roadmap-stepping-up-the-delivery-pace-7000009402/
I develop and maintain fat client applications for Windows and Mac users. Silverlight is the perfect tool for that. It may be the most productive technology that I have worked with so far (since 1984). I hope it will keep improving!
Kirill Prokopenko commented
HTML5 is a joke. There is no way it can replace Silverlight in fat client apps.
Silverlight is an incarnation of usability, power and awesomeness. Please continue doing your great job on working on a new version of this sent-down-from-Heavens product!
Silverlight is great platform you have developed guys; i think you should work on parser for Silverlight to HTML5 which could be execute on all platform; but you should not stop work on Silveright.
Lennart Svensson commented
I agree that Microsoft should keep continue with Silverlight 6. Html 5 will end up with the same browser **** as the other versions did.
Please do a next release of Silverlight.. Or make it Open Source for enterprise applications!
we need silverlight please go on... especially for smooth streaming...
WPF, WCF, Silverlight, Metro and other that abandonware from Microsoft.
Massive waste of time.
Only best solution for Enterprise Applications
I think silverlight is best choice for programming Lob applications. also I wish Microsoft deploy that for execute on all OS and devices(Linux,android,iOS ans so on). HTML5 is not absolutely for Lob application.
you guys can see most microsoft's technologies will discarded after it born serval years in the past twenty years.
silverlight and wpf and metro won't exception.
So better don't use Microsoft's private technology that not open sourced, otherwis it maybe waste you many years time to redevelop it after microsoft discard it.
Now, web is the future, and only microsoft's asp.net mvc technology is worth learning, because it is open source and asp.net mvc can work on mono.
Anton Kutepov commented
Currently HTML5 can't provide anything near the Silverlight capabilities for enterprise development aside from HTML5+JS performance problems. And the idea of Web Presentation Foundation is excellent, please, don't ruin it.
Tyler Schacht commented
Everyone keeps throwing out HTML 5 as the answer. It may eventually get there, but it still has a long way to go. Silverlight is the only current solution to take a .net WPF desktop application and easily convert it to a web-based application that runs on windows and mac. HTML 5 has nothing even remotely close to Expression Blend for building MVVC applications in a visual environment.
I'm dying without my Silver Silver of the rule, but do not
HTML5 == Pure disappointment
James McKay commented
Open source silverlight . Or Port it to linux, Windows CE, Android,IOS
We need SL10 atleast