Vancouver Olympics – How’d We Do That?

We’ve talked about the great new features of the Vancouver Olympics Silverlight based video and photo viewers, talked about the all of the content available in full HD quality, and talked about how Silverlight is being used in innovative ways to help content owners monetize their content at higher levels than ever before. Now we’d…


Microsoft Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming bring Winter Olympics to Europe in HD on the Web

Exciting news for those of you living in Europe. Eurosport, one Europe’s premier sports broadcasting networks, is delivering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games to thousands of web viewers across 39 countries. Eurosport subscribers can enjoy a stunning high definition experience on the web and catch all of the action from Vancouver live and on-demand. If…


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…


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…


UFC 104: Bringing Pay-Per-View to Online Users with Silverlight, Smooth Streaming, and PlayReady

Back in August we told you about how UFC.com used IIS Smooth Streaming for the UFC 102 pre-fight weigh-ins. Building on the success of that, we’re excited to announce that this Saturday, October 24th, UFC 104 will use Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming not only for the weigh-ins, but also for the actual fights. Even…


Announcing Convexion – A New PowerPoint-to-Silverlight Add-in

Electric Rain is excited to announce a new product called Convexion, a PowerPoint to Silverlight converter that’s aimed at both presenters and Silverlight designers and developers. This first-of-its-kind tool works as an add-in to PowerPoint and offers single-click export of any slideshow into a self-contained .XAP file, or with the Convexion Pro version, a complete…


Big Spaceship delivers a beautiful Silverlight experience for Victoria’s Secret

Microsoft has recently had the pleasure of working with Big Spaceship to deliver the new Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It’s always exciting working with agencies like Big Spaceship that like to push the creative envelope. For us the whole design and development process was fascinating, as Big Spaceship didn’t have any previous experience with Silverlight,…


Innovative France 24 Silverlight Player

France 24, the French 24 hour news channel, has introduced a new Silverlight-based player that also uses Smooth Streaming to deliver an innovative take on live news. You can check out the player and their blog post (in French.) Here’s the quick summary of the France 24 French blog post: “Imagine that each spoken word…


Expression helps PING develop next-generation custom club-fitting application

PING, one of the best-known brands in golf equipment, was running out of time to deliver a prototype of its next generation custom club fitting, specifying and ordering system at the Professional Golfers’ Merchandise Show in 2008. Find out how Expression Blend enabled Ping to beat its deadlines and leap ahead of its competition. PING…


Beatles RockBand website wins coveted FWA “Site of the day” award – a first for Silverlight

September 29, 2009: Judges from the Website awards program and Web institution, the Favourite Website Awards (FWA), chalked up another milestone for Silverlight, selecting the Xbox Beatles RockBand website to receive the coveted ‘Site of the Day’ award. Founded in 2000, the Favourite Website Awards (FWA) is an industry recognized awards program, showcasing websites who…