Mike Sampson, your friendly-neighborhood media-encoding and SCRUM specialist, lives in the office right next to mine. I managed to walk the 12 steps over there and talk to him about what he's recently been working on, mainly
a Silverlight player for version 4 of Channel 9.
He discusses how he was able to reuse the code that comes with Expression Encoder and how, as the developer, he can code the player while the designer David Shadle can work on the design.
A preview of the player is available on Channel 8 today and I'm expecting the player to go live on the Channel 9 beta sometime in the near future.