Category Archives: Internet Information Services

Sunday Night Football Case Study

Remember NBC Sunday Night Football? Microsoft has just released a detailed case study of the SNF project describing the partners, products, tools and workflow used to deliver the final solution. You can check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006602 http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/808/sunday-night-football-live-in-hd-with-microsoft-silverlight-3-and-iis-smooth-streaming/ I believe … Continue reading

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Streaming the Olympics: How We Got Here

Though it may seem like it was just yesterday, it’s now been 18 months since we delivered for NBC the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics using Windows Media Services, Windows Media Player and Silverlight. Whereas in Beijing we experimented with HTTP adaptive streaming for on-demand … Continue reading

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IIS Media Services 3.0 and Player SDK released!

Last week was a big one for Smooth Streaming! IIS Media Services 3.0, the IIS7 media extensions pack containing Smooth Streaming, has completed its 6-month beta development cycle and has been released to Web. You can download it here: http://www.iis.net/extensions/LiveSmoothStreaming Chris … Continue reading

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NBC Sunday Night Football – Powered by Silverlight and Smooth Streaming

Has it really been 5 months since my last post? Well, one of the reasons why I’ve been so inactive here is because I’ve been busy working on this project: Today we are launching the NBC Sunday Night Football website: … Continue reading

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Microsoft at NAB 2009: IIS Smooth Streaming Released to Web

Last day here at NAB in Las Vegas, so it’s a perfect time to take a look at what we’ve done at NAB this year. Ben Waggoner has put together an excellent summary on his blog: http://on10.net/blogs/benwagg/NAB-Day-1-Smooth-Streaming-released-1080p-in-Silverlight-new-VC-1-and-more/ So the big … Continue reading

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Smooth Streaming White Paper

I know that many of you have been reading my blog for information about IIS Smooth Streaming. I’ve posted a series of posts on that topic, but sometimes blog posts can be difficult to aggregate. So if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed MIX…

If you were unable to attend MIX 2009, you’ll be pleased to know that the videos of sessions are already appearing online: https://content.visitmix.com/2009/sessions/. Here are the links to the videos of sessions I had previously mentioned: What’s New in Microsoft … Continue reading

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Silverlight 3, IIS Media Services 3.0, Olympics 2010 – Wow, It Truly Is March Madness!

Though blogging in Las Vegas might sound like a party foul, this has been an amazing week for Silverlight media – so much that I feel a sudden urge to report on it right now, right here. Silverlight 3 Beta … Continue reading

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Come Join Us at MIX 2009!

MIX, Microsoft’s annual conference for Web 2.0 designers and developers – is upon  us. This year it will take place March 18-20 at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. If you’re interested in the world of online video streaming (and I guess you … Continue reading

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Smooth Streaming FAQ

The contents of this post have been moved to a new permanent location: http://alexzambelli.com/blog/smooth-streaming-faq/

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