cogito ergo vagus

February 16, 2006

Microsoft, Scobleizer and Channel 9

Filed under: channel 9,microsoft,scobleizer — vagus @ 11:46 am

I think about the same time I got “broadband” around Nov or Dec 2004, a 512 kbps DSL connection with a 5 GB per month data transfer limit, I started to find out online about the whole idea of Microsoft starting conversations with it’s customers, trying to become friendlier.

For those who don’t already know, like me new to the whole blogosphere concept, “Scobleizer” is Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, used to be called Microsoft’s “Chief Blogging Officer” hehe.

To catch up on what’s been happening, start by reading ActiveWin’s interview with Scoble, and you should subscribe to his blog to keep up. He used to blog at another place before. Microsoft’s going blog-crazy, as you might already have come across (or soon will if you start by reading Scoble’s blog) many employee blogs. For example, there’s a whole tense nail-biting RSS story unfolding too, with twists such as this.

One of my favourite pasttimes, now that I have humongous download bandwidth, is to watch videos off Channel 9. You can read the ReadMe.txt there and watch the Who We Are video. You’ll find out where the name “Channel 9” comes from :-)

Okay, I’m going to conclude this post by listing some of my favourite (fun) videos, but just some, there are TONS of these on the website:

Virtualization, Anders Hejlsberg, IE 7 Beta 2 Preview, Office 12 Word to PDF, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Beyond, Office for Mobile Devices, Concurrency and Coordination Runtime, Windows Mobile, Target Indy Racing. There’s 700 of these videos!

The Going Deep series is hot!

Best of all are the Windows Vista videos, my top three choices: AERO UI, Networking Stack and the Tattoo video!

You could browse via tags :-) So many videos, so little time!


1 Comment »

  1. […] Filed under: channel 9 — vagus @ 1:59 pm Tags: microsoft channel9 It’s been a while since I visited Microsoft’s Channel 9 website and watched any of the videos. There was a […]

    Pingback by Microsoft’s Channel 9 revisited « cogito ergo vagus — December 29, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

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