updated 07:25 pm EDT, Mon June 13, 2011
Windows update expected to shift coding standards
The shift was reportedly anticipated by some developers before the Windows 8 video was published, when Microsoft diverged from its reliance on Silverlight for Internet Explorer 9. As with IE9, however, Windows 8 will likely expand the number of supported APIs instead of abandoning the standards that most Windows developers are already familiar with.
Microsoft has yet to clarify the situation, leaving developers to continue to speculate about the future under Windows 8.