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  • Blog Post: Watch Movies and Shows Instantly on your PC or Mac with Netflix and Silverlight

    One of the most disruptive innovations of the past decade, Netflix , has launched the beta of their Silverlight player . Earlier this week, Netflix had announced support for their Silverlight player, and it is now available in beta form. The exciting part about this release is the support for Intel-based...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Released to the Web

    Yesterday, we announced our release of Silverlight 2 to the web. Silverlight 2 builds on its predecessor, Silverlight 1, which brought HD video and interactive animations via the browser plugin. The most compelling aspect about Silverlight 2 is that it brings the .NET runtime to the browser. This means...
  • Blog Post: me @ devconnections 2007 doing silverlighty things

    It's amazing - no matter howmuch you prep for an event, something, something , can always go wrong. "ai"
  • Blog Post: Speaking at iTVCon and NewTeeVee Live

    Wanna learn more about Silverlight ? I'll be doing a Silverlight session at iTVCon on 11/12. If you want to go the event and are looking for a discount, shoot me an email. Here's more details about the session . Silverlight demos for Dan'l Lewin at Om Malik 's NewTeeVee Live on 11/14. This one...
  • Blog Post: Live from SilverlightDevCampSF - afternoon 2

    4 RedBulls and 3 Pizza Orgasmica slices later... We're a few sessions in. My favorite one so far has been the " Silverlight vs Flash (vs JavaFX )" session that Abdel (from Chico State) and Randy Fong ran ( session info ). Ryan Stewart and John Dowdell from Adobe were also here, and between the three...
  • Blog Post: Live from SilverlightDevCampSF - day 2

    We're up and running this morning with day 2 of SilverlightDevCampSF . Brian Ellis from Vertigo is kicking off the first session. Kurt did a slight shuffling of the sessions, so the sessions page may be out of date. Should be a promising day. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors...
  • Blog Post: SilverlightDevCampSF - Day 1

    We kicked off SilverlightDevCampSF this evening. I have one word - wow! Maybe its because I'm used to always standing in front of an audience and talking to them. Maybe its because I've never gotten so many questions about a Microsoft technology ( Silverlight ), that I personally didn't answer (or try...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight (and related) events

    Date Event Name Location Registration Link 9/14, 9/15 SilverlightDevCampSF Microsoft, San Francisco, CA Link , Upcoming , Facebook 9/18 MSDN Event Oakland, CA Link , Upcoming 9/22, 9/23 Central Coast Code Camp San Luis Obispo, CA Link 9/25 MSDN Event San Francisco, CA Link , Upcoming 9/25 Building Mashups...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 1.0 has launched; Moonlight the answer on Linux

    Silverlight 1.0 has hit the web. The big news, IMO, is our support for Linux - we will work with Novell to support the Moonlight project - the answer for Silverlight on Linux. Here are some links that I think you'll find useful : Read more about the launch announcement, partnership details etc . Edd...
  • Blog Post: SilverlightDevCamp on 9/14, 9/15

    Things are finally coming together for SilverlightDevCamp . Since my last post about possibly doing a BarCamp style Silverlight event , Kevin Marshall and Kurt Brockett have been working on putting this together. The event will be held on 9/14 and 9/15 at our offices in San Francisco ( 1 Market Street...
  • Blog Post: IronRuby news : first drop of the source code

    You may have heard of IronRuby - a shared source implementation of Ruby that runs on top of the .NET. IronRuby is implemented on top of what we're calling the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) , which runs on top of the .NET and provides support for dynamic languages. We first spoke about IronRuby and the...
  • Blog Post: SilverlightDevCamp - your thoughts?

    Today at iPhoneDevCamp , I chatted with Chris Messina to get his thoughts on possibly doing a SilverlightDevCamp. Chris is hoping the *DevCamp series will take off : "I like the idea of a productive and educational DevCamp model and would like to see this meme spread further." And, perhaps SilverlightDevCamp...
  • Blog Post: What happens in Vegas, comes to the Valley - ReMIX07

    Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07 , we have decided to ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here in the Silicon Valley! This event will feature a keynote from Scott Guthrie who runs Microsoft’s Silverlight and ASP.Net development teams (among others...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight + Gears = SilverGears?

    Ashish Shetty has a post on integrating a Silverlight app with Google gears . This is pretty awesome - what this means is that you can have a Silverlight app that uses Google Gears to store data relevant to that Silverlight app locally (leveraging SQL Lite ). Check out the sample app , yo. "ai" Technorati...
  • Blog Post: facebook platform : the "WebOS" is here

    Alright, so here's the skinny : What is F8? F8 was the name of the event. Duh. What did Facebook announce today? Facebook launched the Facebook Platform. What does that mean? Ok, remember when the first PC was launched? What did we do? As developers, one of the first things we did was build apps to run...
  • Blog Post: Want to test your Silverlight/XAML skillz real quick?

    Superstar MVP , Peter Kellner , has put together XamlWebPad . There's also SilverlightPad . " ai " Technorati tags: mvp , peter kellner , xamlwebpad , xaml web pad , xaml , silverlight , silverlightpad , silverlight pad
  • Blog Post: mix07 day 2

    First off, I must give kudos to the folks maintaining http://visitmix.com . They've been keeping that site as up-to-date as humanly possible. I'd be walking out of sessions and would check the site to see video interviews with the presenters posted. So if you haven't been able to watch a session live...
  • Blog Post: mix 07 day 1

    So day 1 of MIX 07 is behind us. I'd speculated yesterday that MIX will have been the most impactful conference I will have attended during my time here at Microsoft. We made quite a few announcements yesterday, and Silverlight clearly stole the day. One common theme between all the keynote presenters...
  • Blog Post: The big news from MIX 07 (thus far)...

    Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie just announced Silverlight 1.1 Alpha, which adds .NET managed code programmability support. Read more in the FAQ . Scott also announced Silverlight streaming by Windows Live . Expression Studio is shipping! " ai " Technorati tags: ray ozzie , scott guthrie , mix , mix07 ,...
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