Tag Archives: Silverlight

New Features Announced for Silverlight 5 Beta

With the world moving towards HTML 5 for Rich Media, Microsoft announced Silverlight 5 beta. Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful platform for creating and delivering rich Internet applications and media experiences on the Web. Silverlight 5 builds on the foundation of Silverlight 4 for building business applications, premium media applications and applications that reach beyond the browser. Silverlight 5 introduces more than 40 new features, including support for running Silverlight applications with desktop features in the browser, dramatic video quality and performance improvements, and features that improve developer productivity. Picked up a few new features to come from Silverlight Website. Silverlight 5 offers improved media support and rich UI capabilities: Hardware Decode and presentation of H.264 improve performance for lower-power devices to render high-definition video using GPU support. TrickPlay allows video to be played at different speeds and supports fast-forward and rewind. At up to twice the speed, audio pitch… Read the rest

Top Silverlight features

Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Here are a few top features of Silverlight : IIS Smooth Streaming IIS Smooth Streaming, an IIS7 Media Services 3.0 extension, enables adaptive streaming of live and on-demand media via standard HTTP protocols, and provides a high-quality viewing experience that scales on massive content-distribution networks, bringing a fantastic visual experience to any viewer regardless of their connection and computer capabilities. More About IIS Smooth Streaming See IIS Smooth Streaming Case Studies Out of Browser Silverlight offers a new set of features for building light-weight, sandboxed companion experiences for the Web that run on the desktop. Silverlight out of browser allows websites to build even closer, persistent relationships with customers. It enables the application to be placed in a restricted store on the user’s machine; and then provide a… Read the rest

Download Microsoft Silverlight 4

Microsoft has released Silverlight 4 and is available for free download. Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Version : Silverlight 4 (4.0.50401.0) For Windows Internet Explorer users: The browser will prompt you to either run or save the installation file (Silverlight.exe). Click Run to start the download. When the download is finished, the browser prompts you again to run the installer. Click Run to start the installation. Note that you must have sufficient administrative privileges to install Silverlight. For Mozilla Firefox users: Save Silverlight.exe to your hard disk. Once the download is finished, click Open. The installation starts. Download Silverlight 4  (6 MB)… Read the rest

Develop Windows 7 Phone Applications using Visual studio 2010 Express

Visual studio 2010 Express is now available for windows phone for free from Microsoft. Now you can create Windows mobile applications as well 3D games for the phone with XNA Game Studios, Optimize your existing Silver light application for the phone and  enjoy Windows Azure services from within your phone . Windows Phone Developer Tools includes: Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Windows Phone Emulator Silverlight for Windows Phone XNA Game Studio 4.0 CTP   Visual Studio integrated developer environment (IDE) handles from design to testing of Windows Phone 7 Series phone applications. You can test these phone applications using the Windows Phone Emulator. More Info here : http://www.microsoft.com/express/Phone/ Download : Download… Read the rest

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot Invitation Giveaway

  Pivot is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs that allows users to interact with and search large amounts of data. It is based on Microsoft’s Seadragon and Deep Zoom technologies & powered by Silverlight. Pivot focuses on this intersection, enabling us to learn key lessons while attempting to broadly apply this philosophy to the Web. We hope that Pivot will inspire and fuel transformative experiences across the Web. Pivot at its core have "Collections." They combine large groups of similar items on the Internet, so we can begin viewing the relationships between individual pieces of information in a new way. By visualizing hidden patterns, Pivot enables users to discover new insights while interacting with thousands of things at once. Microsoft is making a limited technical preview of Pivot available to a set of invited testers. The team is counting on developers to extend the “Collections” that are central… Read the rest