I put forward the question to semi-regular visitor on here, Dan Wood, who's appeared in a post or two and a podcast some months ago. With Silverlight being pushed out by Microsoft every way possible, with links on every Microsoft web page and in Windows Live Essentials, it's like they are desperate for the world to see it.
However, Flash has been around for the last decade and has firmly gained the marketshare. For those who can develop on the Flash platform, will surely know it incredibly well by now, and almost every plugin for any website there is, Flash will most likely be involved somehow.
For the future of student developers, will Flash ever be overtaken by the Silverlight platform? Or is Microsoft just trying to pave their way in the online rich-media market? Let me know what you think.