The ongoing Beijing Olympics are in center of World these days, everybody wants to know what’s happening at Beijing.And many of you must be following it in many ways. Microsoft technologies are also present in the Beijing and bringing it in many ways. Let us see how,
Silverlight powered NBC Olympics site www.nbcolympics.com NBC site in partnership with Microsoft where you can have hours and hours of video. But sadly due to international broadcasting rights regulations its only available for US. Still its usage statistics are very impressive, it attracts over 6 million users daily, who have already watched nearly 3.5 million hours of video content. Some details providing amazing statistics for first four days which appeared on eweek : 8 million Silverlight downloads per day, 13.5 million video streams active, On August 11th Silverlight delivered 250TB of data.
Also you can find NBC Olympics channel through your Windows Media Center.
Live Search is bringing the Olympics by providing many new features, You can get all your Olympics related queries answered,
*Medals Count - search for ‘Olympic Medals’ and you'll get up-to-the-minute tallies by country
*Medal Count by Country
*Medal Count by Sport
*Medal Count by Country and Sport
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Then there’s new Olympics xRank category added in Live Search which provides ranks to athletes according to their Popularity.
Apart from that Live Search Home Page is providing Stunning Pictures from Beijing Olympics as its Home Page background which changes twice, daily.And I am also posting those beautiful pictures here on my blog on day-to–day basis.
Also Live Search Home Page at Bottom right provides a link to get the latest happening at Olympics ,
You can install MSN Toolbar for your IE about which I had posted Few days back, MSN Toolbar updated with Olympics, Stocks buttons. The Olympics Tab gives lots of Olympic related information starting from Medal count, News, photos, videos and game specific news.
You can also follow the Olympics On Your Mobile Phone. Thanks to a partnership between Lenovo, Intel, and Zumobi, Windows Mobile users now have access to an app called the “Olympic Zoom Space,” which is available via a free download at http://lenovo.zumobi.com. This four-tile zoom space, like other Zumobi downloads, lets you quickly and easily view news and photos from the web without need of your web browser. (source:Get The Olympics On Your Mobile Phone)
There’s Olympic Medal Count Vista Gadget Beijing 2008 Olympic Medal Count Gadget (source)
So it is time to enjoy the Olympics wherever you are.