Would love to go but can't afford it this year.
Am planning on spending the time at a friends house to keep up with Channel 9 coverage (my house is bandwidth challenged - I'm in the sticks)
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Don't be silly, MS won't be dropping Silverlight any time soon.
(Mind you, If they provide something superior then maybe we will drop it ourselves).
Like Telerik said, MS feel (though I doubt it will be expressed) that they 'overreached' with Silverlight.
HTML5 just represents an opportunity to correct this.
and before that in this thread:
(He doesn't say much so I didn't think it warranted a new thread)
Sinofsky talks about BUILD & Win8:
Looks like it is just an intro to the new Win8 blog (ie says a lot without saying anything)
IMO XAML is obviously superior for internet markup but will only be succesful cross platform if the W3C adopt it as some kind of standard - which isn't going to happen.
That said I suspect that some kind of markup very similar to XAML will ultimately be adopted as the standard for future web markup.
Microsoft will then adapt XAML to be compliant.
(So just be patient and give it another 10 years or so).