Microsoft now has three major media serving technologies, two on-premises: IIS Media Services and Windows Media Services -- and one in the cloud: Windows Azure Media Services. Each of these has a plethora of features, so you might wonder:
- Which media platform is most appropriate for my particular scenario?
- Which factors are most important when considering a migration from one of these media platforms to another?
To help you answer these questions, a new article is available on IIS.NET called "Microsoft Media Platform: encoding and serving choices and migration considerations." The article includes sections on migrating from Windows Media Services to IIS Media Services, using IIS Media Services and Windows Media Services side-by-side, and an in-depth look at the new and evolving Windows Azure Media Services platform.
The article offers advice on which media platform to use in particular scenarios, contains information about Microsoft's encoding and conversion technologies, and includes a lot of valuable resource links.
So, check it out at Microsoft Media Platform: encoding and serving choices and migration considerations.
I hope you enjoy it.