We're trying out slightly new form factor - a shorter duration Webcast we're calling Webcast Express. Most of you are familiar with our standard 60-min Webcast. These shorter format Webcasts are recorded straight to on-demand and generally run 10-20 minutes in length. For the pilot, we're running them in a Web console and we're making it easy to consume (ie. no registration).
With the feedback I've been getting from our evaluations and speaking with people at TechEd, I would think Webcast Express would be a no brainer. Shorter time committments and focused content will make it easier to consume in a single sitting. The no registration part means that the video will launch in just two clicks and you're in. So I'm sure this will be a popular format - we'll just need to make a few tweeks in the upcoming months to make it more cost effective to create and even easier to find content. Try them out and let me know what you think. Since this is a pilot, your feedback is important. Is it too short, just right, good way to learn, etc.?
We have seven SharePoint 2007 Webcast Express on topics like new features, installation & confirguration, customizing search, report center, etc. There are also two Webcast Express for Office Open XML Format - one on Excel and the other Word. They're presented by a couple of the speakers you may know well - Matt Hester and Kevin Remde.
· Introducing New Features in SharePoint Server 2007 Duration: 15.29 min
· Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 1 of 2) Duration: 22.09 min
· Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 2 of 2) Duration: 23.26 min
· Viewing User SharePoint Server 2007 Search Improvements Duration: 11.36 min
· Using Search Query and Results Reporting in Office SharePoint Server 2007 Duration: 13.47 min
· Customizing Search in Office SharePoint Server 2007 Duration: 21.3 min
· Exploring the Report Center in SharePoint Server 2007 Duration: 14.18 min
· Working with Office Open XML File Format: Microsoft Office Excel Duration: 18.46 min
· Working with Office Open XML File Format: Microsoft Office Word Duration: 12.25 min
View all the Webcast Express along with the abstracts and presentation details: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-US&evtTyp=0&kwdExact=technet%20webcast%20express&lng=en&advFlag=1