Microsoft Silverlight Selected by Presidential Inaugural Committee

to Enable Online Video Streaming of Inauguration Events

Official swearing in, President-elect Obama’s Whistle Stop Tour event to be streamed online.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 16, 2009 – Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has selected the company’s Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site at http://www.pic2009.org. As part of its efforts to hold the most open and accessible inauguration in history, on Saturday, Jan. 17, the PIC will also stream video of a Baltimore event on the Whistle Stop Tour that will take President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia.

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