I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
One topic that seems to always come up during my Silverlight presentations is the name. People like it! The move from WPF/E to Silverlight was well received and people have asked will this continue into the future? The good news is - YES! There has been a conscious effort at Microsoft to simplify the names of our products. In the future, say goodbye to names like Microsoft's Extensible Rich Interactive Application Framework for Developers.NET 3.5 and hello to Silverlight, Popfly and Surface. =) CNet.com is running an article about it here.