Archives For June 2008

image Over the years, I’ve been stymied when I’ve wanted to link to an artist, album, playlist, podcast, or just about anything on Zune via the Web.  Prior to this feature, there was just no way to link directly from the Web (a feature iTunes has had for some time).  Thankfully, the Zune team has quietly launched their ZuneLinks service for sharing links to Zune Marketplace and Zune Social.  So if you have a podcast to share or music you like, you can now link up.

My personal favorite, the Zune Social experience.  The links take you directly to Zune Social where you preview the songs, see stats on listenership, read a review and more:

  • Linkin Park
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Alice in Chains
  • Collective Soul 


And a few podcast examples linking to marketplace:

  • The Chris Pirillo Show
  • The Family Guy FOXCast
  • The Media Center Show


Feature suggestions I’ve sent to the team:

  • A Copy to Clipboard button
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  • Convincing the team (or an enterprising enthusiast) to develop an add-in for Windows Live Writer.

How would you improve the experience?

Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 is out earlier than originally announced.  You’ll also find a new Deep Zoom Composer available shortly (link may be broken for some as it propagates across the innertubes.  Brandon has a good writeup here including download links:

The Windows Experience Blog : Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 and Deep Zoom Composer Update

Trailer for the new X-Files movie in Silverlight here.

Fox – X-FilesT – I Want To Believe