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TechNet Webcasts, Podcasts & Hands-on Virtual Labs! By Scott Lum

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    Imagine Cup, the world’s premier competition for technology students, gives students the chance to unlock their creative genius and build solutions that tackle real-world issues facing society today.This year's Imagine Cup had 100,000 students from 100 countries participating in this software design...
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    Several months ago, our team launched the Vista Test Drive ( www.vistatestdrive.com ) in time for the Office Vista Launch. The Vista Test Drive is a great way to try out some of the features of Vista without having to download or install the trial software on your computer using a guided hands-on Virtual...
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  • Blog Post: Oooh! Do I get a star?

    I've never been a sheriff before! I look forward to moseying down the Microsoft halls in search of new and exciting TechNet Webcasts. First, I have to thank Dean for the great introduction! He passes along a very prosperous and respected program and I hope to continue the same. The great news is that...
  • Blog Post: Generic TechNet Webcast Update

    Hi All! So, it has been an eventful month, getting adjusted to my new role. Lots of meetings and getting up to speed with new processes-Dean left big shoes to fill! Currently I am working with some of our awesome TechNet presenters to put together some short-format webcasts for the 2007 Office system...
  • Blog Post: And the Winners are...

    Well, this is an exciting kick off for my first "official" post—announcing our prize winners! We always have contests going for various products and programs, however the Office Webcast giveaway was especially exciting because the First Prize was an Acer Ferrari Laptop! Be sure to catch a 2007 Office...
  • Blog Post: Aloha TechNet Webcasts and Virtual Labs

    The one thing constant at Microsoft is change and this past year has seen a lot of change on the Webcast/Virtual Lab team. After many years of stability managing the TechNet Webcast program, Dean Andrews moved to a new emerging media position and Katheryn Baker took the helm. After just a few months...
  • Blog Post: Office Live Meeting 2007 at TechEd

    One of the favorite things I saw at this year’s TechEd was the new version of Office Live Meeting 2007 . It might not have been the most earthshaking technology at the show but it could have a big impact on the Webcasts you see on TechNet and MSDN. As you may know (or not), our team uses Live Meeting...
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    The Online Media Team, who creates the Microsoft Webcasts and Virtual Labs, just released a newer format of audio Podcasts. Up until now, if you went to www.microsoft.com/podcasts , all of the content on the site has been audio stripped out of our Webcasts. Not an ideal learning environment because you...
  • Blog Post: A Webcast a Day...

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    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...
  • Blog Post: Farewell George - MSDN Webcast Guru

    I'm a month late but I wanted say farewell to George Pulikkathara who has been the MSDN Webcast Marketing Manager for the past six years: http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnwebcasts/archive/2007/06/30/good-bye-george-msdn-webcasts-guy-hello-george-mcp-community-guy.aspx . You may be familiar with George who supported...