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I was very pleasantly surprised when I got this popup while looking for some Vista Power Tools.  Low and behold, it does actually use it, however I didn't see anything impressive about their implementation.  You can access the beta by using the following URL.

http://www.microsoft.com/beta/downloads/Default.aspx

Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 6:01 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Microsoft's Download Center new Beta uses Silverlight

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Yes and it is extremely slow. I wonder whether it is truly necessary to use Silverlight for something like the Microsoft Download Center.
Left by Gabriel Lozano-Moran on Dec 23, 2007 6:54 AM

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Yeah, the site looks cool and all that. Did you view source? Almost 111 files are being requested for the homepage. Hope this changes in the future! It's Beta so it's all cool.
Left by Rachit on Dec 23, 2007 10:57 AM

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I'm actually betting when it goes live it will allow you to queue files for download. But as it stands, the "upgrade" seems useless. I'm betting the future Outlook via Web will be a better feature of Silverlight.
Left by Randy Walker on Dec 24, 2007 3:57 PM

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