“As described by Forest Key, a director of product management for Microsoft’s Server and Tools Division, Silverlight is a browser plug-in that allows web content providers to offer a rich video and interactive media experience from directly within websites. The technology, which leverages Vista’s new graphics framework, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference,” Montalbano reports.
“Microsoft will also unveil web content providers who have signed up to use the technology once it is available, including Akamai, Brightcove, Eyeblaster, Major League Baseball and Netflix,” Montalbano reports. “Key said Microsoft is targeting three core audiences with Silverlight, formerly code-named WPF/E: content providers that want to distribute video and rich media over the web; designers and developers building rich interactive applications; and end users that want the best possible experience when viewing Web-based media.”
Montalbano reports, “The cross-platform Silverlight is compatible with a range of browsers, including Internet Explorer (IE), Safari and Firefox.”
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