The amazing story about timing and the Silverlight sites

The amazing story about timing and the Silverlight sites

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(MIX 2007, Las Vegas) It was a busy day yesterday (Apr 30). With the exciting keyote by Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie (see the video here: and with 5 new external web sites that needed to go online ( , ,, the Silverlight documentation on MSDN at and the hosted Silverlight SDK documentation ar and 1 internal one for Microsoft's intranet.

The momentum around Silverlight is great and I could hear the buzz for every person I interacted with here in Vegas.

It took a lot of coordination and effort of many good people in our web operations, designs agencies (Both Ascentium and Avenue A Razorfish and other Microsoft groups to get this going and I was still perplexed that the second Scott mentioned our web presence in his keynote, the servers went live.

I am thankful to all the people that helped with this.

Now we can get back to the day to day process of updating the content to help the world build better web experiences with Silverlight.


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  • Congrats on all the positive happenings; this sort of momentum is nothing if not a good thing.  Along those lines, I haven't heard much about accessibility in Silverlight of late, although I do recall reading a while back that accessibility features were expected before RTM.  Given the combination of the perpetual thorn-in-the-side that flash sites present for blind browsers and the importance of 508 compliance for adoption in the Federal sector, I would expect accessibility to be of significance to Microsoft from a competitive and marketing angle.  Any news on that front?



  • Hi! I have some questions:

    1) Can you tell me please when a Silverlight player will fully support receiving of mms stream?

      The fact  is that a version Alfa 1.1 (no refresh) allows us to do this and we could broadcast video from web camera to the browser through Media Series 9.

      But after the last refresh the MediaElement stopped play the stream.

    2) Will the Expression Media Encoder ever broadcast the video streams to Windows Media Series?

    3) When will Encoder Expression SDK appear?

    4) Why do the objects in Silverlight take so much memory in the browser? (The 5 rotating cubes with the images on its sides takes about 150Mb)

    5) When will the bug with class System.Windows.Media.Matrix be fixed? Now we have to change the regional options to English

    6) Do you know when the release of Silvelight 1.1 will appear?

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