• Tim Sneath

    Introducing Microsoft Silverlight

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    It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight : our next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime. Silverlight (previously codenamed "WPF/E") is a lightweight subset of XAML for building rich media experiences...
  • Tim Sneath

    How Did We Come Up With Silverlight?

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    I'm sure some readers will be interested in the decision making process that we went through to arrive at the name of Silverlight for our new web runtime platform. It was a tough choice; we know that WPF/E was much loved by the community and that acronyms...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight Screencasts

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    To coincide with the launch of the Silverlight 1.0 Beta, my team has been working hard on a great series of intermediate-level screencasts on Silverlight that are just hitting the wires now. Each video is about five minutes in length, and covers a "how...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight Redux: Listening to Feedback...

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    Although it was great to see that my post on Silverlight got picked up in a few places (in particular, Digg and TechMeme ), it certainly generated a lot of feedback in the comments section! I hope that after reading the comments, you'll at least give...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #15: Microsoft Indexing Service

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    [Update: Happy April Fool's Day, everyone! For the avoidance of doubt, this was a hoax...] At the start of a new month, it's time for me to unveil a stunning example of how WPF can be used not just for dynamic, immersive user experiences, but also...
  • Tim Sneath

    Our First WPF End-To-End Reference Sample: Family.Show

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    The first three days of next week are going to be crammed full of announcements as MIX gets under way (click the hyperlink above to view the virtual conference site, where you'll be able to keep up-to-date on everything that's going on). In any big week...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight Streaming is Now Live

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    Head over to silverlight.live.com to create yourself a Silverlight Streaming account key and begin uploading your Silverlight applications and media. Silverlight Streaming allows you to upload up to 4GB of media content, with videos of up to ten minutes...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Momentum Video

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    For the last few months, I've been featuring a portfolio of great WPF applications that have shipped since we launched WPF. We turned some of those, plus a bunch of new ones, into a keynote "anthem" video that Ray Ozzie just showed. I thought I'd upload...
  • Tim Sneath

    Keeping Track of MIX

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    Our flagship conference for web designers and developers, MIX , starts today in Las Vegas. This event is unlike any other Microsoft conference, with a fascinating mix of internal and external speakers even including a few that are openly hostile towards...
  • Tim Sneath

    Introducing Expression Media Encoder

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    It's been a busy day of announcements! Amidst the hubbub of the introduction of Silverlight, complete with industry pundits drooling with glee at the thought of a titanic clash between Adobe and Microsoft, we also announced a key new media utility as...
  • Tim Sneath

    Expression Media Encoder

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    Download a free trial version here ...
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