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Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Windows experience said “This application [Windows 8] was written in our new development platform, based on HTML5 and JavaScript. … People can write new applications … using the things they are already doing on the Internet.” …

This in conjunction with a bunch of other statements from Microsoft have left a bunch of analysts wondering about exactly what Microsoft will support going forward.

More specifically, there are a bunch of questions regarding the future support for the existing platforms that are in use today (XAML, .NET and Silverlight).

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The noise and buzz being generated about the lack of clarity in this regard is puzzling to me.

I actually don’t see a big deal. Microsoft gave a very early preview of Windows 8 and will provide more details shortly. The Redmond giant is many things but they are not stupid.

A major disruption in acceptable formats would be a disaster and (especially in light of all this noise) they definitely know that now…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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