Blogging at Microsoft – Betsy Aoki RAI Congrescentrum Forum, Amsterdam Netherlands, 14.45 on 6 July 2005
Disclaimer: these are rough, rough notes.Betsy Begins: "I'm here to tell you about an intranet blogging mechanism for your folks to blog and share with customers."
Over 1500 bloggers at Microsoft Corporation.
What she'll cover
Microsoft Blog Sites: 2003-2005
Migrated to .Text (established ourselves as a corporate blogging powerhouse)
Migrated to Community Server
UK people have been pioneers in the area of podcasts. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Telligent has opened up its source code to the community, “which we think is a good thing.”
Why not MSN Spaces?
Blogging at Microsoft Corporation
Smart Components (whoa, presentation morphing from blog engine stuff to syndication stuff.)
Bloglines, Feedster, News Stories, Technorati, MSN Gogle Search
What are Smart Components?
Question: When do Microsoft employees blog? During working hours?Answer: All the time. It depends on the person who is doing it. [Yup, I'm blogging right now.]
Question: (From our esteemed colleague of the site MSMobiles.com):Will Microsoft support podcasting by the end of the year?Answer: We would like to do so but can't commit to it.
Question: Is there a conflict between marketing and developers in Microsoft bloggers? Answer: The answer is no. There's no set policy.
Question: Are there plans for executives to blog at Microsoft?Answer: Already happening: Soma Somasegar. "Bill Gates has said that he will blog when he has carved out enough time to do so sustainably."