How to Retrieve Files from Silverlight Streaming (SLS) and Post to Windows Azure

This article is now of historical interest only since the SLS service is no longer available.  In this post, I will provide step-by-step instructions for retrieving videos and Silverlight applications that you had previously hosted on the Microsoft Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live Beta, which is being discontinued. 1. Connect to your SLS site by going to…

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Creating and Publishing a Silverlight Video to Windows Azure

In this post, I will describe how to use Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 to encode and publish a Silverlight video player to a Windows Azure storage account. You will need: (1) an active Windows Azure subscription, (2) an active Windows Azure storage service and (3) installed Microsoft Expression Encoder 3. The top-level post with a…

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Provisioning Windows Azure

In this post, I will show you how to sign-up for Windows Azure. To complete this, you will require: a physical address, a telephone number, a Windows Live ID and a valid credit card. The top-level post with a table of contents to all the related posts is here. 1. Go to www.azure.com – it…

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Hosting Videos on Windows Azure

This is going to be a series of long posts. With Silverlight Streaming (silverlight.live.com) being discontinued, I thought I’d write up the detailed steps required to host videos using Windows Azure. Since many people who host videos using Silverlight Live Streaming are not technical or development-inclined and rely on the Expression Encoder and Windows Live…

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Alicia Keys Live from the Apollo this Thursday at 6pm PST – Powered by Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming

On Thursday at 6pm Pacific Time, you’re invited to see Alicia Keys perform live! Watch the exclusive promo below. Our World Live (OWL), a music marketing and broadcasting company, is partnering with Billboard.com to bring music fans a new internet concert series. Billboardlive.com utilizes OWL’s state-of-the-art technology, powered by Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming…

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Innovative France 24 Silverlight Player (Updated)

Updated 10/14/2009: Player is now live on the front page of the France 24 website. Changed the link to the new player, which has removed some of the interactive features, no doubt to return later.  France 24, the French 24 hour news channel, has introduced a new Silverlight-based player that also uses Smooth Streaming to…

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Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards

We’ve been nominated in three categories for the 2009 Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Awards. There are 22 categories in all and run the gamut from content to technologies. You can enter your votes here. We’ve been nominated in the following categories: Best Streaming Innovation: Microsoft Smooth Streaming Encoding Software (Under $1,000): Microsoft Expression Encoder 3…

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Get Your Smooth Streaming Here!

Want to know more about Smooth Streaming in the real world? Join us on Thursday October 15th at 11am Pacific time for a special live web broadcast hosted by Streaming Media Magazine. Dan Rayburn of Streaming Media Magazine will moderate the discussion between our very own Chris Knowlton who is a senior program manager in…

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70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Netflix is doing two very special events: A live “Songs from Oz” concert in Central Park featuring songs from the movie. The concert is being streamed on-demand using Silverlight Smooth Streaming technology. A special free presentation of the remastered movie itself on Sunday October 3rd…

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Canal+ Launches FOOT+ Soccer Channel in Silverlight

Groupe CANAL, the premiere pay television channel in France with 10.6 million subscribers, is adopting Microsoft Silverlight for their FOOT+ online streaming video service. devoted to covering French and European soccer. FOOT+, which is an additional subscription service to Canal+ customers, provides live and on-demand access to French and European soccer including the French Ligue…

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