Windows Media Services not supported on Windows Server 2012

I’ve been asked several times if Windows Media Services would be supported on Windows Server 2012.  It is not.  Microsoft stopped new development on WMS when Windows Media Services 2008 R2 was released.  WMS is now in maintenance mode.  This means that WMS will be maintained for serious bugs and security issues, but no further…

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Error 400 Bad Request when using CloudMediaContext with Azure Media Services

When I was developing my first Azure Media Services application based on the how-to guide, I had a problem when I tried to initialize the CloudMediaContext.  I was using code similar to: string accountName = “MyAccount”;string accountKey = “abcdef12-3456-7890-abcd-ef1234567890”;CloudMediaContext mediaContext = new CloudMediaContext(accountName, accountKey); I got the following error when initializing the CloudMediaContext in Visual…

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Azure Media Services is live!

In April Microsoft announced Azure Media Services at NAB in Las Vegas.  This enables encoding, encrypting, and hosting in the cloud.  No longer do you have to rely on the processing power of a single (or small number) of encoding machines to convert your media assets. Yesterday the preview for this went live on Windows…

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