Thursday, January 22, 2009

Silverlight Makes History

News Brief. When POTUS spoke about change, I wouldn't have guessed this.
Looks like Adobe Flash is about as fashionable as George W. Bush to the incoming Obama administration. Microsoft announced—and quite proudly, I must say—that Tuesday's historic presidential inauguration would be streamed using Silverlight.
How's that for an event driving Silverlight downloads? It sure as hell beats Microsoft's streaming deal for the Olympics. C`mon, who won't be watching the inauguration?
I've been having mover's remorse for weeks. What a time to be living in Washington, and I gave up the capital city for San Diego sun 15 months ago. (I shouldn't complain. It's 22 degrees Celsius as I write.)
The event will be available from the Presidential Inauguration Committee Website. Silverlight isn't the only thing Microsoft over there at PIC. A link to download inauguration planning party kits leads to an Outlook Web Access log-in page. Whoops.

Posted by Joe Wilcox on January 21, 2009 3:06 PM

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