At last! The IIS team recently announced that their Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 has been released to Beta. This is great new for those partners wanting to have a high-fidelity video client in Metro applications.
On Wednesday, February 29, Windows division proudly unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release to the world. As of Friday March 9, we are excited to announce a beta of the new Smooth Streaming Client for Windows 8, which provides capabilities to integrate Smooth Streaming to video element in Windows 8 Metro style apps. Aligned to this release is the release of Player Framework for Windows 8 that makes it easy for you to build rich apps that consume video and provides player controls that you can use in your Windows Metro Style Applications.