Silverlight headed to the Xbox. But Microsoft doesn't want you to know about it yet

Something weird just happened on Microsoft’s Careers website today. The company has posted a couple of new job ads related to Silverlight earlier this morning. Nothing out of the extraordinary right? Well, when I saw them (tweeted here) nothing catched my eye but apparently there was another version that was later corrected up on the site a few minutes earlier which mentions that Silvlerlight coming to Xbox in the next wave (update?). Microsoft supposedly later corrected the original and erased all mentions of the console. Read the two versions after the break:


Original:

Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 740317 29869
Product: Microsoft Silverlight
Division: Server & Tools Business

Silverlight is looking to hire motivated developers with a passion for creating ground breaking multiscreen platform experiences now targeting the XBOX.

Silverlight is a fast paced, fun and winning team that ships yearly and is making serious inroads in the marketplace. It is a cross-browser, cross-platform, developer platform that is based on XAML and already running on Windows, Mac, set-top-boxes and Windows Phones. Numerous industry partners are already using Silverlight to deliver high end and cutting edge internet and mobile experiences to millions of users, including Netflix, NBC Olympics, Seesmic, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. Microsoft teams such as Sql reporting services, Office Communicator are already using Silverlight and many more will be in the future.

One of the unique things about our team is how closely we partner with customers to make them successful with our technology – whether it’s one of the thousands of applications developed for Windows Phone 7, social network applications such as Seesmic, or powering the largest premium internet movie service through Netflix. With our next wave of releases we are looking to increase by an order of magnitude our usage, customer base and reach.

As a developer you will be responsible for delivering features for Silverlight on the XBOX as part of the next wave.

Candidates must have 5+ years of professional development experience in C++ and a willingness to work on new operating systems and languages

Corrected version:

Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 740317
Product: Microsoft Silverlight
Division: Server & Tools BusinessSilverlight is looking to hire motivated developers with a passion for creating ground breaking multiscreen platform experiences now targeting more devices.

Silverlight is a fast paced, fun and winning team that ships yearly and is making serious inroads in the marketplace. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, developer platform that is based on XAML and already running on Windows, Macintosh and Windows Phones. Numerous industry partners are already using Silverlight to deliver high end and cutting edge internet and mobile experiences to millions of users, including Netflix, NBC Olympics, Seesmic, Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. Several internal teams are also betting on it and that list constantly grows.

One of the unique things about our team is how closely we partner with customers to make them successful with our technology – whether it’s one of the thousands of applications developed for Windows Phone 7, social network applications such as Seesmic, or powering the largest premium internet movie service through Netflix. With our next wave of releases we are looking to increase by an order of magnitude our usage, customer base and reach.

As a developer you will be responsible for delivering features for Silverlight on the various devices we plan to enable over the coming years.

Candidates must have 5+ years of professional development experience in C++ and a willingness to work on new operating systems and languages.

I’m guessing that we will learn more about this during the upcoming Silverlight event on December 2.

source: Microsoft via Twitter, wmpoweruser

  • http://twitter.com/maximoaguilar Daniel Aguilar

    Apps!!! on XBOX?