Chris Knowlton's Blog Posts

Nov 18, 2011

When it comes to adaptive bit rate streaming over HTTP, file format really does matter. The Fragmented MP4 (fMP4) file format, first used by Microsoft, is the basis of IIS Smooth Streaming, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming, and two...

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Nov 02, 2011

Expression Encoder 4 Service Pack 2 has been released with some great new updates!...

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Oct 28, 2011

Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager 1.1 has been released...

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Jun 30, 2011

The newly released Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager pulls together an end-to-end video workflow that allows you to create live streaming events, transcode on-demand content, manage and publish video, edit video, and insert...

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May 09, 2011

The long-awaited Beta release of IIS Transform Manager is now available! With this release, we’ve incorporated some great feature requests from a large number of customers who have been running the Alpha release in commercial...

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May 05, 2011

At the Streaming Media East show next week, we are holding two half-day workshops on Monday, May 9 th , entitled " Upgrading From Windows Media to The Next Generation Microsoft Media Platform " and " Using SharePoint for Video...

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Mar 16, 2011

Join Microsoft, Adobe, Highwinds, and Conviva for a free Master Class webcast on Live Webcasting. Going beyond production values and product descriptions, this session gets into the "how-to" of delivering cost-effective high quality...

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Feb 15, 2011

The Microsoft Expression Encoder team recently announced the release of Expression Encoder 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1), containing some great new features for live and on-demand IIS Smooth Streaming . As you probably know, Smooth Streaming...

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Nov 01, 2010

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...

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Oct 28, 2010

Today is the start of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2010, and you can view it now – live or on-demand – at www.microsoftpdc.com . Powering the streaming at PDC is IIS Smooth Streaming, part of IIS Media...

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Sep 15, 2010

On Thursday, September 16, StreamingMedia.com is sponsoring an online workshop on Encoding Best Practices and Strategies that will include Allan Poore from the Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro team. Delivery technologies such...

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Sep 09, 2010

IIS Smooth Streaming , part of IIS Media Services , is one of the unifying themes in the "Digital Marketing & Experiences" section of the Microsoft exhibit at IBC this year. Held each September at the RAI Exhibition and Convention...

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About Me

Chris Knowlton was a Senior Product Manager for the Microsoft Media Platform until late 2011. He first joined Microsoft in 2002 to work as a Program Manager on Windows Media Services. By training, Chris is a mechanical engineer, educated at Michigan State University. Before joining Microsoft, he spent many years managing projects and programs in various markets, from industrial laser tooling to Web caching and storage appliances.

Chris Knowlton's Blog News

Dynamic adaptive streaming to the Apple iPhone and iPad is available in IIS Media Services 4.0.

The Windows Azure CDN will soon support native Smooth Streaming from Azure Storage accounts.