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Video downloads (for UK developer launch)

Video downloads (for UK developer launch)

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I'm going out on a limb....which I tend to do from time to time....but I have a proposal for readers of this blog who are interested in getting hold of the download versions of the technical sessions from the developer launch event.

We have a new set of links and they seem to work fine, but what I'd like to do is share them with you folks in this blog entry before we post them on the main site, as a sort of trial ahead of time for people who are eager to get their hands on them, but are tolerant of potential issues.

So....feel free to download them if you want to, but be aware that this is kind of "beta" :-) So if the experience isn't fantastic bear that in mind - but let me know.

I realise this is all a little unorthodox, but that's kind of in my nature. If you're the kind of person who is likely to get distressed if the experience isn't good then I suggest waiting until we post them on the official website, which hopefully should be next week.

One other thing to bear in mind before you dive in: These are zip files, not because we needed to zip them particularly but because it forces a download rather than "buffered stream".

Anyhow, feel free to give these a try. They're still big files so if you have a slow connection it will take quite a while to download them. Let me know how you get on.

Keynote: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/ms_en_v500_600x450_00.zip
Extending Your Reach with Office Server: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Office_ExtendingReach_500kbps.zip
Extending the Microsoft Office User Interface: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Office_interface_500kbps.zip
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - New Collaboration Features and Workflow: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Office_sharepoint_500kbps.zip
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - Business Intelligence and Content Management Solutions: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Office_SharePointBI_500kbps.zip
Microsoft Office and XML: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Office_XML_500kbps.zip
Distributed Applications on Windows Vista: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Vista_Distributed_Apps_500kbps.zip
Presentation Advances in the .NET Framework Version 3.0: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Vista_dotnet_framework_500kbps.zip
Presentation Advances in Windows Vista: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Vista_Pres_Adv_500kbps.zip
Security and Reliability with Windows Vista: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Vista_Security_500kbps.zip
Windows Vista for Syndication and Workflow: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/4/6/f46669b6-f269-4fe9-8efa-4c6ae15fdea9/Vista_syndication_500kbps.zip

 

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  • Well I'm all for unorthodox if it get the job done...

    That's worked fine for me (Firefox 2.0 + DownloadThemAll makes it a distress-free experience!) all at good speeds.

    I've scanned through them and haven't had any problems with corruptions - I can't check Vista_dotnet_framework_500kbps.wmv because it's the only one that won't support seek/fastforward. I'll let you know if it drops out when I watch it through.

    Cheers

    K :-)

  • All the videos downloaded really well with Download Accelerator Plus (DAP). They all started out at about 4 MB/s and then fell to a constant 3 MB/s.

    Without, DAP, downloads started at 2 MB/s and then fell to 1.3 MB/s.

    The only potentially problematic video was the keynote that started out at 2 MB/s and fell to an apparently peaked download speed of 1.3 MB/s.

  • Thanks both. Generally I think we're looking good, I'll ask to get these put on the main site tomorrow.

  • Just wanted to say THANKS for doing this :) I guess the original servers are still playing up! I've grabbed the main ones I wanted but may as well get the rest - you never know when you want to again refer to something seen previously!

  • Yes, before all the links are put on the main site, I think there is a problem with the "Advances in the .NET Framework 3" (Vista_dotnet_framework_500kbps.wmv) one...

    It appears to be compressed far too much for video (zip size is an indicator - it's out of kilter with the others) and as Killian says, won't seek - another indication - so I think that one needs re-zipping :)

  • Much better; I live in a remote village and my ADSL is an extension of two cups and some string!

    That said, on my hyper fast T-Mobile Web and Walk (Broadboand via Mobile Phone) package; I acheived 200k, and on my 1 meg line - consitant 96k (30k short).

    This is a great demonstration of future generation devices... T-Mobile MDA Vario II - Windows Mobile PDA Phone! Awsome technology in your hand and faster than a lengthy hardwired copper connection!!!!!!

    And......

    Also great to develop software for! (Visual Studio 2005 required to develop for WM5).

    I also cant wait to see a Vista based Mobile PC that supports UMTS/3G and GSM capabilities!

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