December 23rd, 2010 News Thursday Holiday Edition: Client Technology Preview of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure, AVIcode 5.7, Silverlight Enhanced Movies and more Server & Tools news.

Microsoft Releases Client Technology Preview (CTP) of Server Application Virtualization on Windows Azure As previously announced at PDC 2010, Microsoft is now delivering the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) promised by the end of CY2010.  This week, Microsoft is making available an invitation only CTP of Server Application Virtualization and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging… Read more

December 9, 2010 News Thursday: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, Windows Azure platform Client Technology Previews … and more Server and Tools news.

Windows Azure Platform Client Technology Previews Now Available As previously announced at PDC 2010, this week, Microsoft is making available limited Community Technology Previews (CTP’s) of SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync. These capabilities make it easier to move to platform as a service and enhance applications and workloads to take advantage of… Read more

November 23, 2010 News Tuesday: Thanksgiving Week Special Edition

Drive Extender Feature in SBS Products When we first started designing SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide support for multiple internal and external hard drives.  Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses may have acquired, and pool them… Read more

Microsoft announces new Smooth Streaming customers, plans to release IIS Media Services 3.0

This morning, in advance of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam on September 11 – 15, Microsoft made a series of announcements about Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming. Today’s announcements, which will be highlighted in the Microsoft booth at IBC, include:   ·         Plans to release Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services 3.0, enabling… Read more

Silverlight Team Blog

The Silverlight team recently launched a blog:! With the release of Silverlight 3 beta and the Expression Web and Blend 3 previews in March at MIX ’09, this year is shaping up to be a busy one. The blog serves as a one-stop shop to help you stay up to date on Silverlight and… Read more

Microsoft releases IIS Smooth Streaming, announces industry momentum at NAB

Today, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, NV, Microsoft took another step in furthering its vision to offer superior online media experiences to consumers around the world. This morning, Microsoft announced:  The release of Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Smooth Streaming for powering high quality, true HD (1080p) online media experiences,… Read more

Microsoft Web Technologies Unveiled at MIX09 Help Businesses Deliver Return on Experience

Today at MIX09, Microsoft announced a set of platform investments to help companies more efficiently and affordably engage with their customers through a rich, interactive presence on the Web. This includes the release of Silverlight 3 Beta, Expression Blend 3 Preview, and continued progress in the cloud with updates to the Azure Services Platform. The… Read more

Microsoft Silverlight and Akamai Innovate To Bring HD Video Experiences Online

Only two weeks after the release of Silverlight 2, Microsoft is working to up the ante once again for online streaming video.  Today at Digital Hollywood in LA, Microsoft introduced a new service called Internet Information Services (IIS 7.0) Smooth Streaming.  Smooth Streaming adapts online video streams to each user’s changing connectivity speed, which cuts… Read more

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie Announces the Release of Silverlight 2

Just over one year ago Silverlight debuted to the world – today, one in four consumers worldwide has access to a computer with Silverlight.  Building on this fast-paced, historical success, Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 2, and the developments and innovations – as well as Silverlight adoption by companies like CBS College Sports, Blockbuster and more… Read more

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie Previews Silverlight News at IBC

Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s successful collaboration with Move Networks to provide live, Silverlight-powered coverage of the Democratic National Committee Convention, neither company is showing signs of slowing down. Move Networks has already announced plans to build on the Microsoft media platform, and together, the two companies are hard at work on delivering the… Read more