IIS Media Services 4.0 Released to the Web !!!

IIS Media Services 4.0 was released yesterday, just in time for Streaming Media West. Coming just one year after the previous major release, IIS Media Services 4.0 allows you to encode once and deliver adaptive streaming content to three screens across multiple file formats and protocols. Keep reading to learn more about the new features,…

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How Microsoft.com Moved to a Virtualized Environment

Microsoft.com Operations, a team within the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) division that manages the Microsoft.com Web site, faced the same budgetary pressures that affect many businesses today: It needed to constrain capital spending, optimize the use of existing hardware, and reduce operational costs. Using the traditional IT model of “Decommission the old and buy…

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IIS Media Services 4.0 – now available for download

IIS Media Services 4.0 is a set of media-related extensions for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 and higher.  IIS Media Services provides an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform, and includes: Smooth Streaming. Enables adaptive streaming of on-demand media files for Smooth Streaming-compatible clients, including Microsoft® Silverlight™. Live Smooth Streaming. Enables adaptive streaming of live…

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Want to learn PHP? PHP on Windows Training Kit Updated

Matt Hester, Dan Stolts and I did an Interoperability Road Show not long ago.  A portion of that day was geared towards running open source software on Windows and some of the demos I used came from the PHP on Windows Training Kit.  There are some really cool demos in that kit that show you…

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IIS Media Services 3.0 – now available for download

IIS Media Services 3.0 is a set of media-related extensions for Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. IIS Media Services provides an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform, and includes: Smooth Streaming, adaptive streaming of media over HTTP Live Smooth Streaming, for live adaptive streaming of broadcast events Bit Rate Throttling, meters the speed that media is…

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Vote for my SXSW Panel – Screencasting Lessons Learned !!!

I submitted a panel proposal to this years South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.  The title is, “Screencasting Lessons Learned” and I’ll try to do the subject justice with the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past four or five years. I am getting ready to record a number of Windows 7 screencasts using both Camtasia…

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Interop Road Show Webcast - live this week on 5/6/2009

On Wednesday May 6th, we’ll be broadcasting the Interop Road Show.  Actually it’s going to be a bit of a simulcast.  Matt Hester will be in Downers Grove, IL doing a live delivery of the sessions, and we’ll pick up the audio and demonstrations via the magic of Microsoft LiveMeeting. In addition to having Matt…

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Install Open Source Software (OSS) on Windows the easy way

Some of you have attended the Interop Road Show events we are currently delivering across the USA.  At those events you have seen us install Apache, MySQL, PHP, Drupal and WordPress on Windows Server 2008.  Astute observation will reveal some of the installs and tweaks aren’t particularly easy, and especially prone to error in front…

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IIS Media Services 2.0 – now available for download

IIS Media Services is a set of media-related extensions for Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 that provides an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform. IIS Media Services 2.0 contains three extensions: Smooth Streaming – on-demand adaptive streaming to Silverlight Bit Rate Throttling – meters the speed that media is delivered to a player Web Playlists –…

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