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Microsoft Promoting Surface with Silverlight

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Just reading my feeds and noticed a post by Mark Johnston who has spotted (thanks to Sean Alexander) that Silverlight is now on Microsoft.com promoting the very cool new product Microsoft Surface. The last time Silverlight was used was to promote the Xbox 360 Elite just after Mix in April. So it’s great to see it Silverlight yet again appear on Microsoft.com.

Mark says it’s worth pointing this out for a couple of reasons:

1. It shows how Silverlight can be used to deliver media in a branded advertising scenario and promote a product/service like Surface

2. More importantly, as a reassurance to the many designers and developers that are out there considering using Silverlight for production projects. I had one guy email me after last weeks MSDN Roadshow and he wanted help ’selling’ Silverlight to his boss for use with a client. Having examples of one of the highest traffics sites on the web using Silverlight is a good thing to show and also indicates that customers with Silverlight installed is growing well (as indicated by Sean’s post with the spikes in downloads of the plug-in).

Check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx that is the United States Microsoft.com Website, the current UK Microsoft.com site points features links to help the police in their quest to find the little British girl, Madeleine McCann.

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