Success of the PDC10 Player and Application

Microsoft Silverlight, Silverlight Media Framework and IIS Media Services transformed the 2010 Professional Developer Conference into a global virtual event that attracted an unprecedented 100,000 in-person and online attendees to the two day conference. A new Microsoft white paper titled “The Global Conference is Real: The Success of the PDC10 Player and Application” outlines how…

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Dayforce reduces its development costs by 75% and enables customers to increase labor efficiency by 50% after adopting Silverlight for its workforce management solution

Dayforce built its workforce management solution on Microsoft Silverlight, presenting managers with performance dashboards, approval workflows, employee time cards, and task checklists. By delving deeper into the applications, manager’s can view their company’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to construct a labor plan and determine shifts for the week by dragging and dropping shifts on the…

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ISV Helps Customers Increase Productivity by 30% with Microsoft Silverlight

In 2000, Brazil based New Age Software launched its ERP application and received disappointing feedback from customers about how the front-end was time consuming to install and the interface was difficult to learn and operate. As a result, New Age Software set out to redesign its ERP application searching for a technology that could support…

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Home Shopping Network sees increased revenue with Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming online videos

In the 1970’s, Home Shopping Network (HSN) pioneered live-TV retail by providing viewers with an easier way to purchase products featured on HSN’s TV broadcast through their home telephone. With the introduction of HSN.com in the late 1990’s, customers could order online, quickly increasing HSN’s overall sales. Currently, HSN reaches more than 94 million homes…

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2010 Winter Olympics Online hits new highs for engagement times, experience quality and monetization

February 12-28th, Vancouver, Canada: The recent Winter Olympics online video experiences using Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming set the bar for the industry. The proof is in the unbelievable statistics made available from CTV, NRK, NBC and France Televisions. The combination of unprecedented viewing times, great ad monetization, broadest reach and the highest quality experiences…

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Silverlight-powered World War II portal commemorates 65th Anniversary of Victory Day

On May 5th, the Russian ICT Ministry launched a Microsoft Silverlight-powered “Chronicle of Victory” portal at http://pobeda-info.ru, developed to commemorate the 65th anniversary of World War II Victory Day on May 9th, 2010 and created with the support of Microsoft Russia. The portal delivers a unique opportunity for history buffs and users around the world…

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MDI uses Silverlight to add a ‘Wow’ factor to Business Apps

If you’ve been to the doctor recently and dealt with filling out forms, you likely know the frustration and hassle of mounds of paperwork. As the backend processor of that paperwork, MDI knows that pain all too well. In search of a better way to assist their customers and employees in simplifying the overly tedious…

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Silverlight Powered Emmy Nominated Sunday Night Football

This NFL season, NBC thrilled football fans by broadcasting Sunday Night Football on 2 screens – television and online. And now, as a result of this great work, Sunday Night Football Extra and NBC Sports have been nominated for a 2010 Sports Emmy® Nomination! NBC Sports teamed with Microsoft Silverlight and Vertigo to design and…

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Free Webinar on March 18th – How NBC, Microsoft and Inlet Delivered a Large-Scale Live IIS Smooth Streaming Event

The live streaming of the Olympic Winter Games presented challenges of tremendous scale and complexity, ultimately delivering more than 45 million live streams over 710 million page views! Online Olympics viewers enjoyed a vastly improved quality of experience—including the first Olympics to be streamed in HD—thanks to IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight. During this webcast,…

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Visit the McNuggets® Village to see how McDonald’s® uses Silverlight in their latest campaign

McDonald’s has used Silverlight and a host of other exciting Microsoft technologies to build a Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics-themed campaign for McNuggets called “Dip it. Dunk it. Let the games begin”. The site, which runs only during the Winter Olympic games, features a mini game where you can give Gold, Silver or Bronze awards to…

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