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  • Microsoft ships Silverlight 5

    Even as questions remain about Microsoft's commitment to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, the company made available on Friday version 5 of the technology, featuring a variety of new capabilities.

  • Novell's Moonlight shines on Google Android

    Novell is porting Moonlight, an open source version of Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application plug-in software, to Google's Android mobile platform, a Novell official acknowledged on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Microsoft Silverlight 4 tools released

    Microsoft made available on Monday Sliverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010, an add-on package for the Visual Studio 2010 IDE providing tooling for the Sliverlight 4 rich Internet plugin-in platform.

  • Microsoft releases Silverlight 3 in Australia

    Microsoft has released Silverlight 3 in Australia, adding codec support for H.264 video, AAC audio and MPEG-4 content and a few other enhancements such as out-of-browser support to allow Web applications to work on the desktop.

  • Microsoft Silverlight 3 unveiled

    Seeking an edge in the crowded rich Internet application technology space, Microsoft is officially launching on Friday its Silverlight 3 platform, featuring offline capabilities for running applications outside of a browser and improvements in areas like 3D.

  • Microsoft Silverlight 3 launch event set

    Microsoft is planning a launch event on July 10 for its Silverlight 3 technology and the accompanying Expression Studio 3 toolset, a company representative said Friday evening.

  • MLB in social media stumble with MLB.TV blog

    Major League Baseball purged all postings from an official blog in which it had candidly detailed its progress and troubles with a new media player for its MLB.TV game online video streaming service, a move that won't sit well with subscribers, industry insiders say.

  • Microsoft cites design updates as economic booster

    Rather than being a time for retreat, the current tough economy presents an opportunity for designers to shine, a Microsoft official stressed Wednesday at the company's Mix09 conference for software designers and developers.

  • Silverlight adoption hampered by economic crisis

    Microsoft's Silverlight technology has streamed some high-profile live events lately, the inauguration of US President Barack Obama and the 2008 Summer Olympics among them. But Silverlight's real promise for the business customer - to improve user interfaces for day-to-day applications - has been thwarted by tightening budgets.

  • Silverlight to stream Obama's inauguration

    Microsoft's Silverlight technology has been chosen to stream U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony live on the Presidential Inaugural Committee's Web site, Microsoft said Friday.

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