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 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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