Pile, meet Lightswitch.
Lightswitch, meet the abandonware pile (Silverlight, Linq-To-SQL, Compact Framework etc)
Lightswitch, meet the lights off pile. Lightswitch started off in Silverlight so it's no surprise, as the new direction is what Apache Cordova is doing.
On the flip side, it'll be good to have Beth Massi back, there are a lot of exciting business possibilities with the Internet Of Things and Microsoft have the momentum again, and most importantly they have the developers behind them.