I’m a sucker for good technology and really useful interfaces and applications – I just saw this post from the MSPress about the TechNet Desktop Player – not only will it be really useful for finding tech resources based on your role, but also if you set your zipcode in the setting it gets you access to local events that are happening. They also have it enabled to allow you to download the Silverlight app and run it locally on your desktop…very cool. I could also see it being an interface to the Zentity platform for viewing organization’s digital library ecosystem.
Ever wish that you could find information about a technology in just one place? TechNet is trying to grant that wish.
A beta version of the Microsoft Desktop Player is available now at www.microsoft.com/click/desktopplayer . With this application, you can search for resources specific to your role and technology. It’s still in beta, so I noticed that some of the Webcasts were a little fuzzy. However, it’s a great start at compiling resources from all over Microsoft to help you find information and instruction. To test it, I queried using the following criteria: