Microsoft continues to eat its own dog food to promote the adoption of its Silverlight technology.
The company is beta-testing a new version of its Microsoft Download Center Web site using the technology, a browser plug-in and development runtime for adding multimedia and high-definition video to Web-based applications.
A visit to the Microsoft Download Center on Tuesday opened a page inviting users to test the new site, which Microsoft said is being enhanced by Silverlight.
"We're changing!" the invitation said. "Get a sneak peak at the new designs we're testing for the Download Center home page and category pages. We're using Microsoft Silverlight technology to spruce up the site and make it easier to discover and download Microsoft software."
Microsoft also noted on the invitation that the download of Silverlight is required to participate in the beta. Download Center is a highly trafficked Microsoft site where users can download software updates over the Web, as well as get information about new software downloads the company is offering.