Did you miss the Microsoft keynote for the launch of Windows 8 yesterday? Yeah, me too. Fortunately the good ol’ Intertubes got our backs. MS put on a pretty good show and there’s a ton of silicon based computer porn even if you’re already un-sold the Redwood’s new touchy-feely take on Windows (flip-top touchscreen ultrabooks!)
The bad news is that this video is encoded in Silverlight, Microsoft’s home-grown video spec, so some devices won’t have access. There should be a fallback to HTML5, but I don’t have a lot of experience with Silverlight. (I don’t think anyone outside of Microsoft does, LOL). Worse, the bloody thing seems intent on autoplaying itself no matter what so I had to hide it behind that page jump. Cross your fingers and click through for our handy embedded version.
Super Geeky Silverlight Rant: I couldn’t find a command line operator to not have this thing autoplay! A quick Bing search (Hey, it’s in the spirit of the event!) seems to indicate that the autoplay attribute is set when you encode the video. I mean… that can’t be right?! That’s just not sane! Here’s hoping I’m missing something. Whatever… Enjoy the show.