Lighter Webcast Registration

We took a small step on removing some of the registration pages from our on-demand webcasts. If you view most of the recent (past two years) on-demand MSDN or TechNet webcasts on our Webcast Series landing page you’ll notice that the number of clicks it takes to view the webcast went down from seven to…


Somasegar’s Goal: ‘Complete Transparency’

If you don’t know who S. “Soma” Somasegar is, now’s a good time to learn more about him. Soma’s the corporate vice president of the Microsoft Server & Tools Developer Division. Within Microsoft, Soma has been evangelizing the ideas of complete transparency in how we build our products, run our business, and how our teams run their day to…


Technical Support for MSDN Webcasts

I had a co-worker forward me a voice mail from Dan, one of our viewers today, who had technical issues on our live MSDN Webcasts, and wasn’t able to contact us directly.  I’m digging into this today to try and find out why we were not able to help Dan resolve his problem. To those who regularly attend…


Fear of Flying

This last Friday was the E-learning Expo at Microsoft. It was an internal expo held to evangelize new technologies and ideas among Microsoft Employees engaged driving in E-learning through their jobs.   So I was there along with Randy Choco from the Microsoft Webcasts team to hear what folks where talking about. Matter of fact…


Why I love webcasts

In 2001, with three more months left to finish my MBA program from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, I left my job as a Technical Account Manager in Microsoft Premier Enterprise Support in Charlotte, North Carolina to take a job as a product manager on the emarketing initiative team in Redmond, Washington. I had spent the…


Microsoft Webcasts RSS feeds are available here

We’ve made our webcasts available as a RSS feed on ths blog site. Every month we’ll post the upcoming month’s webcasts here for MSDN, MSDN Architecture Webcasts including patterns & practices live! webcasts, TechNet, Security, Office Systems, and Microsoft Business Solutions webcasts. Here they are below. Upcoming MSDN Webcasts (rss) Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts (rss) Upcoming…


MSDN Webcasts Doctrine

I was looking at channel 9 and realized that I don’t have our MSDN Doctrine published. So here it is: Anyone can attend for free, anytime, from anywhere. We publish live technical webcasts for public consumption by those interested in developer and software architectural webcast content. We do not charge for this content. The idea is…