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I heard Silverlight will not be supported any more by Microsoft. It is true? If so, could anyone share with me Microsoft announcement? And if there are already application developed by Silverlight, what is the new technology to migration to?

thanks in advance, Lin

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Microsoft will no longer support, or at least does not encourage, use of Silverlight on the desktop but still advocates its usage on mobile. I'll try and find the link.

First I heard of it.
A developer's complaint.

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Thanks Rob. If I have already used Silverlight, what kinds of new technologies should I migrate to? – Lin Ma Apr 9 '13 at 11:54
@LinMa That depends on what you are trying to do. Choose the right tool for each job. – Philipp Apr 9 '13 at 12:11
If I want to setup a video web site like Youtube, people could upload and play video in browser. Any good suggestions? – Lin Ma Apr 9 '13 at 13:33
Supporting both Flash and HTML5 is probably the safest way. – Niphra Apr 9 '13 at 14:01
@LinMa - The little bit we've done, we just use the video elements and canvas but you have to watch for the usual IE problems you'll have as we always do. I've never used Silverlight so I'm not the best source for alternatives to that. – Rob Apr 9 '13 at 15:50

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