Cider is currently known as the “WPF Designer for Visual Studio” but we’re also in the works of being known as the “Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio”.
In other words, we care about Silverlight and the following is pretty cool:
· On December 19th, Blockbuster will premiere the first full-length feature film, Jackass 2.5, directly to online audiences on Windows and Mac using Microsoft Silverlight
· Jackass 2.5 will be made available for free, for anyone in the US 17 or older, courtesy of Blockbuster at www.blockbuster.jackassworld.com beginning December 19th through December 31st, 2007
· This is one of the largest projects in Blockbuster history, made possible using the rich media CDN from Limelight Networks and Silverlight
· Silverlight is a 1.5MB cross-browser, cross-platform plugin for IE, Firefox and Safari users. Details and download at http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight
The ecosystem around Silverlight is continuing to grow, with an impressive line-up of customers like MLB.com, BMW, Sony Ericsson, Baidu (#1 search site in PRC), NBA.com, Entertainment Tonight (CBS/Paramount) and UVNTV.com, to name a few. See more at http://silverlight.net/Showcase/