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  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Available for Download Today

    Today, we’re happy to announce the release of Silverlight 5. Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Download Silverlight 5 , a free plug-in less than 7 MB in size that can be installed in less...
  • Blog Post: USA TODAY Touch Optimized News Experience for Windows 7 Slate Devices

    USA TODAY has released a touch optimized News application for Windows Phone and Slate devices built on Microsoft Silverlight. The app provides readers with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news in a convenient interactive package. The app has all the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Beta – available now!

    On 13 th April at the MIX11 conference , Scott Guthrie announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 5 Beta. The Beta is a major step towards the final release of Silverlight 5 later this year and includes many of the features we already announced at the Silverlight Firestarter last December...
  • Blog Post: Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight

    As we drive toward MIX, we wanted to share our thoughts on the role of plug-ins in general, and Silverlight in particular, in the context of HTML5 and the future of the web. As we have been more vocal about our commitment to and investment in HTML5 as our direction going forward, we have received questions...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is available

    We are proud to announce that Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is now available for download. LightSwitch gives you a simpler and faster way to create high-quality Silverlight business applications for the desktop and the cloud. If you are new to Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 here are some resources...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 GDR3 now live

    The Silverlight team is pleased to announce that the Silverlight 4 GDR3 is now live on Microsoft Update and Microsoft.com . Users will get the update when performing update scans over the coming weeks and all install redirections from websites that feature Silverlight applications will point to this...
  • Blog Post: Moonlight 4 Preview Now Available

    The Mono® Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell, announced the preview availability of Moonlight™ 4, an open source Linux implementation of Silverlight. The release gives Firefox and Google Chrome users on Linux access to the latest Silverlight content and enables developers...
  • Blog Post: Paramount offers Silverlight enhanced movie 'Apps' for Windows Phone 7

    On December 14, 2010, Paramount Digital Entertainment announced that it will release ten enhanced movie “Apps” of Paramount Pictures films exclusively for Windows® Phone 7, built using Microsoft Silverlight technology. In addition to a full film, the Paramount movie apps will include bonus features,...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight

    Native Extensions 1.0 for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a new toolkit that contains a set of Silverlight libraries that enable Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact with cool Windows 7 features: · Take advantage of sensors like accelerometers, light sensors, compasses,...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 receives InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of the Year Award

    Today, InfoWorld published its Technology of the Year Awards naming Silverlight 4 “Best Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform”! Other Microsoft winners include Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Best IDE and SharePoint 2010 for Best Collaboration Platform. The awards are chosen by InfoWorld...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Top 10 of 2010, A Year in Review

    For the Silverlight team, 2010 was a year when lots of hard work came to fruition. We launched Silverlight v4, announced 5, went mobile, went social and delivered transformative media experiences around the world. Here’s our list of Top 10 Silverlight happenings from 2010. If we’ve missed...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Team is Hiring!

    The Silverlight team continues to grow and has several exciting new development positions available. Come join our unique team at Microsoft and help us develop core features for Silverlight. Our team has a great passion for delivering quality with the customer in mind within a quick release cycle. We...
  • Blog Post: Announcement : The Future of Silverlight

    On December 2 nd Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of .Net Developer platform, will unveil the future of Silverlight in his keynote at the free Silverlight Firestarter event. The event will be streamed live from Microsoft’s Redmond HQ, kicking off a day of dedicated Silverlight content. ...
  • Blog Post: Project Crescent!

    Microsoft’s SQL team just announced a new business intelligence tool built entirely on Silverlight codenamed Project “Crescent”. Project Crescent allows business users to manage data and show information in a truly innovative and exciting way, allowing people to visualize, interact...
  • Blog Post: PDC and Silverlight

    [This blog post is from Bob Muglia, President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft] Last week, we held our PDC conference on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. We also streamed it online using Silverlight (with both live and on-demand sessions). Already, more than 100,000 developers have...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight at Streaming Media West 2010

    As in 2009, in 2010 both IIS Smooth Streaming and Expression Encoder are Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards finalists . With votes cast by over 7,000 voters, each of these Microsoft offerings has made it to the top 3 of categories “Encoding Software under $1,000” and “Server...
  • Blog Post: MSN Partners with Billboard to Create Interactive Music Experience

    MSN Russia recently launched a Silverlight based Music channel in collaboration with world famous music and pop culture magazine, Billboard. The new site allows music lovers to read news, play tracks and watch music videos from thousands of artists. Browsing thousands of albums for reviews and music...
  • Blog Post: DECODED: Journey through JAY-Z’s Life and Art with Bing and Silverlight

    On November 16th, fans of Hip Hop Artist JAY-Z will be able to explore the inspiration behind his music and art when the life-in-lyrics book, DECODED is published. But if that’s too long to wait, they can access all the pages of DECODED exclusively, today, on Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: NVIDIA 3D Vision Showcase–Powered by Silverlight

    You may remember that we showed the world’s first 1080p live 3D web stream last month at IBC in Amsterdam. This demo used NVIDIA’s 3D Vision system , which works with 120Hz displays and consists of active shutter glasses and an infra-red emitter. Now NVIDIA has unveiled a showcase with lots of 3D video...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Media Framework Now With Windows Phone 7 Goodness

    Silverlight Media Framework 2.2 is now available and includes full support for Windows Phone 7! The open source Silverlight Media Framework (SMF) enables developers to quickly deploy a robust, scalable, customizable player for IIS Smooth Streaming delivery. The SMF builds on the core functionality...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight DeepZoom Powers UNHCR Site

    Microsoft has long been involved with the United Nations and one of the latest examples is a site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that lets you explore how they’ve brought relief to millions of refugees worldwide. Powered by Silverlight DeepZoom technology, and created...
  • Blog Post: Take The Ball And Run With NBC’s Sunday Night Football Extra

    Football season is back and viewers in the United States can enjoy better than ever online coverage of the NFL with NBC’s Sunday Night Football Extra coverage. Last year, NBC used Silverlight with IIS Smooth Streaming to deliver a truly innovative online experience to fans with live HD video, multiple...
  • Blog Post: AlwaysOn OnHollywood: the perfect storm of entertainment, technology and money

    We participated in OnHollywood at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center last week in sunny Los Angeles, California where it reached a sweltering 103F (40C). But the atmosphere at the conference was even hotter with leaders from the entertainment industry, venture industry and start-up community coming...
  • Blog Post: IBC2010 Wrap

    IBC is finally over for another year and it was a really good one with almost 50,000 attendees – the second highest number in its history. Here’s the wrap from the team on the ground… This was a really exciting IBC for the Microsoft team who travelled to Amsterdam from various corners...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Enables Massively Multiplayer Gaming

    By: Hendrik Lesser, CEO, Chimera Entertainment This week, Bigpoint GmbH – a worldwide leader in browser-based video games - announced the global launch of WARSTORY - Europe in Flames , a massively multiplayer, browser-based video game powered by Microsoft Silverlight WARSTORY – Europe in Flames is a...
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