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TechNet 2.0 – the big reveal starts tomorrow

TechNet 2.0 – the big reveal starts tomorrow

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Tomorrow I’ll be releasing Episode 1 of a series of blog posts and podcasts on TechNet 2.0.  TechNet 2.0 (TN20) is the project name for a series of improvements we are making to the IT Pro services at http://technet.microsoft.com.

It would be helpful for me to know how many of you would like more than just Windows Media Audio (WMA) for the episodes that include podcasts.  For instance, tomorrow I’ll be posting the first episode with a Silverlight audio player embedded in the blog post.  I’ll also provide a link to the .WMA file at an attachment to the post.  The attachment will be a properly constructed <ENCLOSURE> so you can subscribe to the feed for the series from a Zune or other player.

Should I just blow off even providing WMA and instead use MP3?  MP3 seems to be the happy medium because it can be used everywhere that I know of, including an iPod.  Chime in and let me know.  I figure someone out there has an iPod.

You’ll also notice I created a tag for this series of posts.  This will give you a unique RSS feed for the information. TN20 is the project acronym so it seemed like a nice string to use for a blog category and feed.  I’ll likely use TN20 as a has tag on twitter as well.

More information and a interview with Microsoft Group Program Manager John Martin here tomorrow. 

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  • yes make a standerd postcast with MP3 file that users with itunes/ipod can use. That's goign to be a LOT more people then Zune/wma

  • Definitely take the MP3 route. We're a Windows shop but we've found the WMA files to be real limiting to getting or message out.

  • Please use MP3's for audio content. It makes the files much more portable.

  • I agree. People with iPhones, Blackberries and most portable audio devices would appreciate an MP3 over the WMA.

  • MP3 wins over any format IMO.

  • As others have said, MP3 please.

  • Ok, I get it. MP3 it is.