Monday, May 5, 2008

Microsoft getting into the Cloud with Free Silverlight Streaming

A lot of people have been asking whether or not Microsoft is going to be getting into the cloud computing space. Well, it seems that they have with a new platform as a service offering called Silverlight Streaming.

Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live offers a free streaming and application hosting solution for delivering high-quality, cross-platform, cross-browser, media-enabled rich interactive applications (RIAs). With the ability to author content in Microsoft Expression Encoder and other third-party editing environments, Web designers maintain complete control of the user experience.

Some interesting features include;
  • Free streaming and application hosting for up to 10 gigabytes (GB)
  • Immediate high-performance, global-scale application delivery
I've never used Silverlight so I don't know if it's worth using or not, but with 10GB of space, it may be a nice location to save your files!

Check it out at: and
David Crow was kind enough to send me some more MS Cloud Links;

* SQL Server Data Services -
** PhlufflyPhotos - built on SSDS
* Live Mesh -
** See MaryJo Foley's review
* Live including Contacts, Virtual Earth, LiveID, etc. -
* Mashups in Popfly -
* Dynamics CRM Online -

* Yet to be released RedDog - and

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