New official Silverlight Blog

earlier this week, as part of MIX09, we launched an official Silverlight team blog.   Subscribe now!  We’ll push out new technical content, videos, and use it as a venue to respond to critical industry events that require our voice.  You can use it as a direct conduit to us and the team with feedback (both…

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CBS Chooses Silverlight for March Madness

As a huge Duke Basketball fan this win is particularly gratifying :)  a few great articles below   http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/61563 http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/02/silverlight-to-power-2009-ncaa-march-madness.ars   http://search.live.com/news/results.aspx?q=silverlight+cbs&form=QBNR

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MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

MIX09 is going to be amazing.  I can’t give away the details, but as the keynote owner for Scott Guthrie (as I have been every year, it’s a glorious job to be the man behind the curtain :)) and I can tell you this year is on track to be the best ever. We will…

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Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

I’m going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good 🙂   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web…

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MSN Germany with Silverlight wins IPTV Award 2008 - coolness

I just heard some great news from Europe: MSN Germany received the “IPTV Award 2008” for technical innovation for their brand new Social Video Mashup MSN ClipClub TV. The solution was built by Axinom, a German Microsoft partner.  In a highly competitive environment, where there are strong video, social, and chat options, MSN created a…

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Give us feedback on Silverlight 2!

  My team pulled this together, help them pick your brain! Give us feedback on Silverlight 2 We’ve put together a short survey to help us improve our Silverlight features and API. Spend 15 minutes and tell us what is good and bad about Silverlight so far.

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>Play 2008

I’m speaking at >Play this year.  The show actually started earlier this morning, but heading over in the afternoon.  If you are around, say hello 🙂 Should be a fun one!

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BizSpark is here -- easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

Today, we announced BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions, but now marketing, demand generation, support, and more!    The…

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Silverlight Toolkit - Already 10k downloads!

We announced this awesome toolkit with the RTM of Silverlight 2 and shipped the first drop at PDC, just a few days ago. Well, we crossed the 10k downloads barrier just after 6pm last night (happy Hhalloween) and are close to 11k this morning. Shawn Burke, the Product Unit Manager for the Silverlight Controls team…

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Are you a Silverlight rockstar? Get a killer job.

A great agency in Seattle, ramp group is looking for a rockstar Silverilght developer — see JD below.  Good luck! Silverlight 2 Developer Ramp Group Bellevue, WA www.rampgroup.com   Key skills: .Net Framework, C#, Silverlight 2.0, XML   Are you interested in working on a project which will revolutionize the advertising industry, creating market efficiencies…

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