Talk from Visual Studio Live! Orlando: Windows Azure Media Services

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This morning, I gave a talk on Windows Azure Media Services at Visual Studio Live! Orlando. This is my fourth Visual Studio Live! conference this year, but the first time this session was selected for the conference agenda. It's based on my experiences from the last year or so, that I spent understanding customers' needs and tailoring custom solutions and POC applications that use Windows Azure Media Services. In the talk, we looked at the basic feature set of Windows Azure Media Services: video on demand, managing media assets, encoding assets to a variety of output formats including smooth streaming,...

Building the Next YouTube: Windows Azure Media Services

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My third (and last) talk at the SELA Developer Practice was about Windows Azure Media Services. If you haven't explored it yet, it's a SaaS offering for uploading, encoding, managing, and delivering media to a variety of devices, scaled by the power of Windows Azure. A couple of months ago this blog featured a detailed overview of one of the proof-of-concept workflows I built with Windows Azure Media Services, so I won't repeat myself. If you are considering Windows Azure Media Services for your own application or service, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help. If...

Taking Windows Azure Media Services on a Real-World Spin

Sunday, January 20, 2013

During the last few weeks I have been involved in a very interesting project with lots of potential, using Windows Azure Media Services. In a nutshell, Windows Azure Media Services supports encoding, management, and streaming of media from Windows Azure, in a completely hosted solution. The client requested a proof-of-concept end-to-end solution that involves uploading existing media assets to Windows Azure, encoding them to smooth streaming formats, and delivering them to an audience using Windows computers, iOS devices, and Android devices. (The client’s current solution involves shipping of media files to a third party company, which takes care...