Microsoft Silverlight Support Policy is Available

Many businesses rely on Microsoft Silverlight to run their business and consumer applications. Until recently, Microsoft did not have a clear support policy for Silverlight. Now we have it. Although Silverlight is not a tool, its support policy is similar to the tools category where Microsoft provides a minimum of 12 months notification prior to…

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Maximum TV Launches Silverlight-based Spanish Language TV Site

Maximum TV has just launched a Spanish language TV station on the web using Silverlight, IIS Smooth Streaming, SQL Server, and Windows Server to deliver an amazing ad-supported video experience. We really like the video walls (shown below) that show 12 different videos playing simultaneously – you just move the mouse over a video to…

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Case Study – TwittZure Silverlight Twitter Client on Azure

Schematic used the engaging rich internet application of Silverlight 3 and the responsiveness of Windows Azure cloud platform to build a cutting edge Twitter application, the recently released Beta version of Twittzure. TwittZure enables users to access key Twitter features by providing an engaging and sleek user interface to interact with friends and colleagues through…

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Limited Time Expression Holiday Promotion in the US

For a limited time in the United States (promotion ends January 8th), there is a 30% off discount on all Microsoft Expression version 3 products (Microsoft Expression Studio + Expression Web, both full and upgrade versions) through the Microsoft Online Store: http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Developer/category/6

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Moonlight 2 is now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Moonlight 2, an open source Linux implementation of Silverlight first announced by Microsoft and Novell in September of 2007. Moonlight is the first and only open source project that provides Linux users access to Silverlight content. Microsoft has provided Novell with access to its test suites for…

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Silverlight-powered Virtual DVD now available from Tesco

In September, we announced that Microsoft and Tesco intended to collaborate and use Silverlight to deliver the next generation of Home Video entertainment to consumers. Dubbed “Virtual DVD,” Tesco customers who purchased physical DVDs or Blu-ray products would be able to download Silverlight versions of those movies providing the exact same experience as the physical…

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Silverlight for Point Of Sale (POS) applications

Silverlight provides an ideal platform for developing and deploying modern business applications, including critical Point of Sale (POS) applications. The ChristophDotNet blog provides a nice introduction of how Silverlight can be used in a POS environment. You can learn about the various software architecture decisions in this blog post and try some sample code to…

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SketchFlow helps deliver an ambitious new auction tool – meeting tight time and budget constraints

Each year, in the lead up to Thanksgiving, Microsoft holds its annual Giving Campaign where as a company we focus on giving back. This can be by either giving time to our local communities, schools and other organizations, or through donations to registered charitable organizations. As part of this campaign Microsoft IT traditionally runs an…

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Streaming Media Webinar with Microsoft and Internap on Enterprise Video

We’re partnering with Streamingmedia.com and Internap to deliver a webcast on enterprise video. Streaming video in the enterprise is an important but challenging area. Join Streaming Media’s Dan Rayburn, Microsoft’s Chris Knowlton, and Internap’s Peter Evans for an exclusive webinar on how to overcome these challenges and deliver high quality video in the enterprise. In…

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