Dolly Parton and IE8 Web Slices

Yes, it really is Dolly Parton, one of the most honored country performers of all time! In conjunction with the international release of her new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


Netflix uses Silverlight & Smooth Streaming to stream the Wizard of Oz to America

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, and the re-release by Warner Brothers of an HD version of the movie, Netflix has launched a website to stream the movie for FREE to anyone in America on October 3rd. Netflix also hosted a free, live concert and outdoor movie screening on Tuesday, September 29th,…


ARCast – Interview with Ward Bell on Silverlight for RIA at UFC Gyms

I interviewed Ward Bell recently and we discussed using Silverlight for building Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) for UFC Gyms and New Evolution Fitness. Read the full post on John Stame’s blog at


Silverlight and Photosynth at Stargate Universe

MGM and Microsoft partnered to build an application intended to give old and new fans of Stargate a first look at the main location of the new Stargate Universe show, an ancient starship called the Destiny. The sets for the Destiny are amongst the most sophisticated ever built for a TV show, accurately capturing the…


Silverlight and Live Messenger at Photobucket

Photobucket has collaborated with Microsoft to build Photobucket Visual Search (, making use of Silverlight, Windows Live Services and Photobucket’s Open API platform. Photobucket Visual Search uses Silverlight to provide a rich and entertaining search experience, by displaying photos and videos in an easy-to-browse interface. The experience shows up search results, as well as related…


Embedded Database Engine for Silverlight Applications

So far, rich Internet applications (RIA) don’t have to be concerned with data management on the client side, as most connected implementations are designed to be simply a visualization and interaction layer to data and services on the server side. In these cases, data is retrieved from the server as JSON or XML data types…


Photobucket Visual Search Launches!

One of the reasons why I love being an evangelist is figuring out how we get great projects done on our platform – this one has me particularly excited.  I’ve been leading the project for the last 6 or so months, coordinating between our great clients at Photobucket and our fantastic design partner, EffectiveUI.  Photobucket,…


MGM Studios – Silverlight enables fans to explore the Stargate Universe and generates incremental Ad revenue for the Studio is the official site for the Stargate TV and Movie franchise.  The Stargate franchise includes the TV Show ‘Stargate SG-1’, the longest running science-fiction series in US TV history.  On July 8th, the site will re-launch to promote its new TV show, ‘Stargate Universe’ (coming to the Sci-Fi channel in the Fall of 2009). …

0 – physics-engine powered game on Silverlight and Windows Live Services

InXile Entertainment has collaborated with Microsoft to build a new version of the Line Rider game, making use of Microsoft’s Silverlight technology and Windows Live Services. The new Line Rider uses Silverlight to provide a robust and intuitive game editing environment, and integrated Live Messenger provides a way for users to chat while editing tracks,…


Over 30 Million Pages a day on ASP.NET, Windows, and SQL –

As a popular entertainment site with an advertising-based revenue model, must support high traffic volumes while enticing Web site visitors to spend time on the site. The company handles up to 35 million page views per day with only two Web server computers. "That’s the thing that I don’t think a lot of people…