Thanks Katheryn -- best wishes on the developer side of things. This wouldn't be Microsoft if we didn't have change -- its a good thing. I'll be taking over the TechNet Online Media program which covers not just Webcasts but Podcasts and hands-on Virtual Labs which will give us a lot to cover. Who da Guy? I've been working with MS for the past six years, primarily in sales and marketing (cut me some slack). I spent the first three years selling and evangelizing our technologies on our Academic team, the next year or so on the developer sales team and the past year and a half promoting Virtual Labs and Webcasts.
My objective for this Blog will be to highlight some of the upcoming Webcasts, Podcasts and Virtual Labs and give you a preview of some of the new form factors we're working on - Labcasts, short format Webcasts and Podcasts, Test Drives, etc. Some pretty cool stuff that I hope will help you understand our products better. I'll also digress a little with some technology tidbits that I may find.
Some of the things that are high on my priority list for the next 12-months: 1. Improved registration process, 2. Enhanced media experience, 3. Better discoverability of our existing content. Dude, I'm not that good yet, so don't expect miracles right away, but I figure if I put these thoughts out to the universe it'll have a better chance of happening. It's my mission statement, my hope, my dreams. "Yeah right!" you say.
Stay tuned. I'm off to TechEd next week and I'll try to report on some of the things going on from an online media perspective.