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Silverlight for Web Hosting Companies

With all the buzz around Silverlight and developing games and cool media demos, you don’t hear much about what it takes to host Silverlight apps.  And for good reason: that’s because it’s a client-side technology.  Since Silverlight is a browser technology, it is server-agnostic and can be hosted on a variety of server platforms: LAMP, UNIX, and IIS.  However, the type of media you deliver has implications on hosting configurations and has impact on how the operations guys set up the servers. Anyone with a public facing web site will want to include some type of analytics package, and Silverlight makes that incredibly easy. 

Michael Scherotter, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, will be presenting a webcast session on Silverlight for Web Hosting Companies Friday, September 28th, 2007 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time.  Even if you don’t work in a hosting company, you will find this information relevant and useful.  Here are some topics that will be addressed:

  • Integrating with Web Analytics

  • MIME Types

  • Media Types

  • Streaming vs. Progressive download

  • Additional Services around RIA construction

Michael’s been doing a lot of work around Silverlight and web anaytics, he has a lot of useful information to share in this session.  For more information, check-out Michael’s blog at