The .NET Show: The 50th Episode!

It’s true, we’ve now hit the big Five-Oh in production of the .NET Show!

Yesterday, we finished filming… er… taping this special episode, and needless to say we did something a little special this time. For one thing, we had a “live” studio audience that could sit in and watch the entire process, flubs, goofs, and waiting around for minor set changes, and for guests to arrive. We also streamed the filming to campus, so that Microsoft employees could watch it live from their offices. Haven’t found how how many folks watched it yet, I -hope- it was a lot.

The topic I chose for this episode was “The Future of the Platform”. No, we aren’t going to reveal any hidden secrets or specifics about “post-Longhorn” technologies, instead my guests and I discuss the overall concepts of where technology overall is heading, how the platform could, should, and must adapt to be able to provide developers and users with great applications and solutions, and also about the underlying basic concepts that many of our technologies are grounded in, and how we continue to evolve them in order to make the platform more robust, secure, efficient, and interconnected.

My guests for the first segment were Brad Abrams, Michael Wallent, Steve Millet, and John Shewchuk. In the second segment, I talked with  Rick Rashid, the Senior VP in charge of Microsoft Research, and we discussed the role that MSR plays in examining and experimenting with various technlogies that can aid us in building a better platform. There is little in the way of direct and actionable develoment knowledge that we discuss in this episode, but frankly I found the overall discussion to be facinating, entertaining, as well as enlightening. I hope you will to.

We will hopefully have this episode out in three to four weeks, but in the meantime here are some pictures that I took backstage during filming:


Here is a pre-show shot of the set we are using this time.

Here is the director and producer of the show back in the production booth getting ready for the show.

Here’s Erica getting made up. Since it’s my camera, there obviously are more pictures of her on it then there are of me!

Once we finished with filming for the day, we all went next door for a party to celebrate with!

That Channel 9 Guy sure likes to get around, doesn’t he…

Oh, and did I forget to mention that for Erica’s segment she got to interview Bill Gates? Here is a quick photo we took with Bill, Erica, myself, and the rest of the crew right after we finished:

Comments (21)

  1. Congrats on reaching the big five-oh. Sounds like another great show to look forward to.

  2. Aayush says:

    Just a minor error in the post – the link to "The Channel 9 Guy" is wrong. It should rather be 🙂

  3. Aayush Puri says:

    The 50th episode of the .Net Show Show couldn’t get better! Congratulations to the whole .Net Show team for all their work.

  4. Robert Hess says:

    Duh-oh!… That’s what I get for submitting a post before my first cup of coffee kicks in… It’s fixed now (and tested 🙂

  5. Congratulations on making the 50th show. What a show, with Bill Gates, truly a show to remember.

  6. spellchecker says:

    roll is spelt role…

  7. Robert Hess says:

    roll/role… fixed. Now you know why I need an editor when I write any articles. :->

  8. Shaunw says:

    Congratulations to you all on finishing production on your 50th episode.

    I think you’ve picked an excellent topic, and I can’t wait to watch it.

    Lets hope the .Net show keeps going to the 100th episode, if .NET is still alive then.

  9. I think I speak for all of us when I say, when is the 50th episode of The .NET Show going to arrive? They <a href="">posted</a> about it in March will the big announcement that Erica’s Someone@Mi

  10. Congratulation to you Robert and your team.

  11. David Maydew says:

    Congratulations Guy’s!!

    I’ve downloaded and watched all of your shows since day one, and I like to think that you’ve taught me something about how the .NET Framework works, and also showing how the long awaited "LONGHORN" is shaping up.

    Here’s to a further 50+ episodes…

    Good on ya, and Hi from Walsall, 16km from Birmingham UK.

    David Maydew Jnr

  12. Balaji says:


    The .net Show is really excellent but we need a full information regarding this. Microsoft senior officials interview is very nice and their focus of mind, new release products,motivational factors are excellent. Keep on posting this kind of information on net.

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