13th Annual Webby Awards powered by Silverlight

This past week the entire Webby Awards platform, including The Webby People’s Voice Awards voting system switched to Microsoft Silverlight. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and has been sponsored by Adobe, Nokia, and others in the past. This marks Microsoft’s first sponsorship of this event. Webby Award…

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Getting Started with Silverlight

Where do I start? That is a great question. Depending on whether you prefer to think in code or work visually the answer to where you should start will be different. For developers already on the Microsoft platform this is an easier question to answer. Silverlight is based on .NET, so that .NET goodness you’ve…

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What is Silverlight? (Part 1 of many)

An obvious question and one you’d expect to get an off-the-shelf answer to, so when I set out to answer it I first looked to the myriad definitions already written and the formal positioning statements for Silverlight. I duly consulted the definitions and, although technically accurate and informative, I couldn’t help feeling something was missing….

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Dr. Dobb’s Challenge Deuce: Play, Modify, Win

Dr. Dobb’s Journal and the Microsoft Visual Studio team have teamed up to create Dr. Dobb’s Challenge Deuce, a competition with $10,000 in prizes. They’ve built a Silverlight game where Dr. Dobbs and his team of friends work together to solve several mysteries, collecting Visual Studio icons for extra points along the way. But the…

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NAB09 - Microsoft Releases IIS Smooth Streaming for True HD 1080p Video Delivery

This past month has been whirl wind to say the least! I’m so excited and amazed to see the support of our customers and partners on the blogoshere congratulating us on the advancements we’ve made within Silverlight 3 at MIX last month. We’ve made big leaps in video support by raising the bar for high-def…

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March Madness – Final Score

The final buzzer has sounded and the results are in! Online coverage of the tournament has been a huge success, providing an exceptional experience for fans and solid business results for CBS Sports. The headline numbers : 3.2 million unique visitors (50%) using the High Quality Silverlight video player 8.6 million total hours of live…

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Sports, Powered by Silverlight

Today we saw that MLB went live with a video streaming solution that is built using Adobe Flash and the Swarmcast NexDef browser plug-in for their HD streaming video experience. It is an example of how you can deliver higher quality experiences on the Web. It also highlights how users are willing to accept additional…

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March Madness

Welcome to the inaugural Silverlight/UX team blog. My name is Chris Carper, and I am a Director on the Silverlight Business development team here at Microsoft. This is what we hope will be many Silverlight blog posts from those whose day to day jobs here at Microsoft is creating, marketing, and delivering Silverlight to the…

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MySpace Announces Support for Silverlight

MySpace today announced the introduction of Silverlight into the MySpace Open Platform and together the companies will release an Open Source kit (available on CodePlex later this week) that makes it easy to design and develop OpenSocial applications using Silverlight that run on the MySpace Open Platform. Michael Scherotter provides a full explanation on his…

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Introducing the New Silverlight Blog

I’d like to introduce myself and the new Silverlight blog where we will provide the latest and greatest information, commentary, and thinking for Silverlight. Here, you will get to hear from the folks who build and market the technology, find useful content, and have an open forum to provide feedback. I’m Brian Goldfarb and am…

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