Microsoft announce Sling, Foursquare & more for Windows 7 Phone series; Silverlight embracing open-source
Microsoft may not be known for their open-source credentials, but at MIX 2010 this morning the company have announced a new push to drive Silverlight adoption. As well as launching Silverlight 4 RC today, the company have confirmed that the technologies used during the Olympics - that used Silverlight for web-streaming - will be made open-source. Meanwhile Microsoft have given us a list of launch software partners for Windows Phone 7 series, which includes social networking tools from Foursquare and Seesmic, through entertainment like Pandora, Shazam, EA Mobile and Sling, through to enterprise providers like Citrix. Microsoft have also confirmed which hardware functionality Windows Phone 7 series developers will be able to access, including multitouch and accelerometer.