InfoQ: Silverlight Status Report
Interesting discussion on Microsoft’s promotion of Silverlight:
Finally there is Silverlight’s crown jewel, line of business applications. A skilled Silverlight developer (or Flex for that matter) can build a high quality LOB application in a fraction of the time an equally skilled HTML developer. The data-binding support alone is a huge time saver and the templating capabilities are incredibly advanced. HTML barely has any templating support and it isn’t core to the platform. Instead you have to cobble together CSS with the recently released jQuery Templates.