Right now there's a faction war inside Microsoft over HTML5 vs Silverlight. oh and WPF is dead.. i mean..it kind of was..but now.. funeral.An interesting fact is that Jensen Harris is now the director of "Windows User Experience". He came from the Office team and headed the transformation to the Office 2007 UI. The Microsoft Office Team has a long tradition of ignoring the Microsoft "native" UI, and inventing their own technology.
So with the announcement of Windows 8 using HTML5, did the HTML5 camp win? At least Microsoft's Silverlight forum has a few worried developers.