Mike Downey has spent the greater part of the last nine years singing the praises of Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) Flash. Now, Downey is singing the praises of Flash media player-rival Silverlight. Downey joined Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) earlier this month as a principal evangelist focused on Silverlight. Until February, he was a principal evangelist at Adobe’s platform business unit, which includes Flash. (Downey also worked for more than two years as a senior product manager for Flash, managing the integration of Flash into Adobe after Adobe purchased Macromedia in 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile).
In a blog post, Downey explains the reasons for his apparent switch of loyalties: “We all know that web technologies evolve quickly