April 2012 Archive on Alex Zambelli's Silverlight Media Blog

Jan 28, 2013

OK, so maybe it was a shorter break from blogging than I expected. As it turns out the world does not stop when I change jobs. ;) The media world today is abuzz with news of H.265/HEVC approval by the ITU . In case you’ve...

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Jan 14, 2013

As we leave 2012 behind us and turn our attention to 2013, the time has come for me to share some exciting personal news. After 10 years at Microsoft I have recently decided to leave the company to pursue other career opportunities...

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Nov 16, 2012

It’s been a busy summer with most of the team focused on Windows Azure Media Services, but I’d like to take a moment to highlight a few other Media Platform releases of the past few months: November 7, 2012 Player...

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Jun 19, 2012

I’ve been holding back this post for about two weeks now, wanting to make sure the service got rolled out to all major Windows Azure datacenters first, but here it is now: Windows Azure Media Services Preview has been launched...

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Jun 07, 2012

“This message has been brought to you by:” Video delivery is consuming an ever larger percentage internet traffic, from user generated content to streaming movies, and user consumption appears to have no bounds. But...

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Jun 01, 2012

The long awaited 1.0 release of IIS Transform Manager (which for a while there seemed stuck in GMail-like alpha/beta development) finally hit the Web last week! You can download it and read more about its features here: http:...

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Apr 19, 2012

This week at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas we made two big announcements: “New cloud-based Windows Azure Media Services is designed to make creating, managing and delivering media...

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Apr 10, 2012

Smooth Streaming has been a pivotal technology of the Microsoft Media Platform since its introduction in IIS Media Services 2.0 in 2009. And though it’s been commonly associated with Silverlight over the years, those familiar...

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Feb 09, 2012

“The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain* It’s been two months since version 5 of Microsoft Silverlight was released to the web. If you haven’t installed it already, you...

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Dec 05, 2011

It’s been a while since I updated the blog, so I will take this opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on the more recent Microsoft Media Platform product updates: November 9, 2011 Player Framework version 1.0 for HTML5...

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Mar 29, 2011

Bob Cowherd from Vertigo Software has put together a nice blog post about one of the cool new features going into SMF 2.5 : stereoscopic 3D video support. We will ship SMF with a sample red-cyan anaglyph plugin, while NVIDIA will...

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Mar 23, 2011

A bit of shameless promotion: On Thursday, March 24th, I’ll be participating in a roundtable web event titled “Transcoding Methodology 101″ hosted by Streaming Media. Joining me will be Kevin Louden (Telestream...

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