Halo 3 Launched!

Halo 3 has officially hit the streets!  Besides the game itself, check out the supporting info on the web, which happens to be implemented in Silverlight:  http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/halo3.aspx Having been out of the loop on the whole Halo series progression, I found the backstory and character summaries for Halo 3 very informative.


Halo 3 Promo Videos Running on Silverlight Streaming

The promotional campaign for the new Halo 3 FPS has begun with a series of in-game and thematic live action videos.  High-def 2mbps videos are here:  http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx  Lower bandwidth versions of the same are here:  http://halo3.msn.com/videos.aspx  These are already on the msn boards and will be referenced by additional promotional spots throughout the rollout.  How is…


MSN’s The Podium 08 – Built On Silverlight

MSN just launched The Podium ’08 as part of their 2008 US Presidential election coverage.  The Podium ’08 brings together data on presidential candidates for voters and election followers to explore by topic and compare candidates head to head on specific issues. What’s interesting about The Podium is that the content is not canned editorial material.  When you…


ZeroGravity: Casual Gaming in Silverlight

Looks like the folks at terralever are going full-bore on Silverlight:  They’ve implemented a delightfully addictive puzzle game called ZeroGravity using the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha runtime. Check it out! It’ll be interesting to see how long before my #5 high score (9997) rolls out of the top ten.  via Tim Heuer


A Cross-Domain Silverlight Channel 9 VideoRSS Player

Last week Kevin Ledley, keeper of the dev.live.com content, asked me for a bit of help to get a Silverlight video player working.  He wanted to “borrow” the cool scrolling video list and video player from our sister site, msdn2.microsoft.com and set it up on our dev.live.com homepage to show Windows Live related videos from…


Hosting Silverlight On A Server That Won’t Host .JS Files

Torontonian “wavesmash” has been tinkering with getting a Silverlight app up and running on his Blogger blog.  Silverlight Streaming got him most of the way there, but he found the recommended pattern of placing the Silverlight control construction in a separate createSilverlight.js file became a show stopper because Blogger won’t let you serve .js files from…


Silverlight XPS Document Reader Proof-Of-Concept

Delay started out poking around in the XPS document format.  Before he could stop himself, he had an XPS document reader implemented in Silverlight!


Popfly: Mashups Made Easy

Today John Montgomery’s NPT team launched Microsoft Popfly, a web-based development environment for building web applications with little or no code.  John shares some background and history on his blog, but what you really ought to see first is the Popfly video on the Overview page.  Seeing is believing! This project has been around for awhile, but…


AOL Building on Silverlight

Mashable.com noted a small point that I had missed during the MIX07 madness:  AOL’s Social Mail Gadget due out in mid-May, is being built on Silverlight.  Cool!


Hello World with Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming

I’ve been tinkering with Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming and thought I’d share some of my discoveries and pointers. Silverlight is designed to dovetail into a traditional HTML+JavaScript web app.  Your web page loads a Silverlight.js file and constructs a Silverlight object.  What happens after that within the Silverlight objects is determined by a XAML (“zammel”) file…