Thank you all for the feedback we got at TechEd 2005 and from the folks that posted their feedback and comments on the Free T-shirt post earlier this week. I got a chance to meet most of you as well, and it really made my day to hear some from you all. We’re glad to get everyone’s feedback, and we’re going to go back with this feedback and do what we do every year. We’re going to make our program better.

 

I’ll be at the TechEd 2005 webcasts booth until Wednesday 12 noon, and would like to say hello to all if you guys can comes by. The webcasts booth is in the product pavilion, we’re booth #55.

 

Regards,

George, MSDN Webcasts

 

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P.S. Here's some great feedback from the free t-shirt post earlier this week.

 

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:25 PM

Assuming the name on my badge is my "TechEd name"...consider this a post for a T-shirt. Let the swagging begin!!

By the way, I'd like to compliment the Webcasts crew for providing such a useful educational resource. Great stuff! Remove Comment 424010

Richard Harrison

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:26 PM

I think that the registration gyrations one goes through for on-demand webcasts is a bit lengthy and cumbersome.

I would like to be able to download a webcast to my box to view later; you could do that some time ago.

As always, more code/samples and less slides.

Thanks for your great webcasts!

...Bryan Remove Comment 424011

Bryan Hoylman

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:47 PM

Hi Bryan - You should be able to download the webcasts from the Live Meeting console. we just migrated to Live Meeting 2005 in March,and we've been going back and udpating 3,000+ webcasts so that they can be downloaded. The work is still in progress, so Let me find out for you. If you want, email me at georgeopatmicroosft.com,and I can give you an update on this. Remove Comment 424022

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 6:49 PM

We just need to know you posted a blog post on our webcasts or events. so if the post is by "TechEd Name" and your name badge says "TechEd Name", then you're all set. :-)

George Remove Comment 424023

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 8:43 PM

I'm up for a free T-Shirt. Maybe they'll stop laughing at me for wearing the same thing every day. :-) Keep up the good work! Remove Comment 424048

Eric Hammersley

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 9:17 PM

Free shirts and free webcasts, a match made in heaven. Man I'm not even at TechEd and I already have a shirt waiting for me.

TechEd
Mario Londono Remove Comment 424058

Mario Londono

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 10:36 PM

The developer webcasts that I have viewed are great as they are, especially the Modern Software Development series by Joe Hummel. Just keep up the good work. Remove Comment 424081

Ronald Walcott

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:40 AM

I've registered my TechEd 2005 blog to MSDN Event site.

WebCasts are always good resources for me to knowing things in a fresh fashion! :)

Rex Remove Comment 424117

Rex Tang

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 1:33 AM

Hi!

It would be great if you could add more on-demand webcasts for us that live in a TOTALLY diffent timezone. Remove Comment 424145

Markku Jaatinen

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 4:26 AM

Some suggestions:

1. If code samples are used in the webcast, please make those samples downloadable.

2. Make the whole webcast available for download for offline viewing.

--Philip Remove Comment 424192

Philip Colmer

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 7:11 AM

I have only been doing dev work for a couple of years now and I started getting really serious during the last 1.5 years. Webcasts have been an great resource for me and I can go back to them when needed. I would like to see the code available for download alos. Remove Comment 424231

Chris Coneybeer

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:12 AM

This is a post so i can get the shirt :-D Remove Comment 424251

Josh Phillips

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:55 AM

The on-demand webcasts are great, as I often can't fit the original time slot into my schedule. Seems like some of the demos don't always work out as the presenter intended, but maybe that's the nature of demos. Yes, sound quality improvements would be nice to see.

Hunter Coleman Remove Comment 424262

Hunter Coleman

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:14 AM

I'd have to agree with a couple of the other posters...I *really* miss being able to download and view the webcasts offline. I've got CDs full of 2002 webcasts that I could watch in my spare time...can't do that with the new ones. Downloadable code chunks would be great, too. A big *thanks* for making the webcasts is in order as well. Remove Comment 424272

Tim Furry

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:15 AM

Quite a few of the MS webcasts are very useful, although some of them end up being too high level and end up omitting some of the tech detail that you hoped would be there. Of course you realize this after you watch the whole thing. Other times you just want to get one piece of info - for example there was one on channel 9 just yesterday about backward and forward compat between .net 1.1 and .net 2.0. I got what I needed to know in the first 30 seconds of that one.

(plus I want a free shirt)... Remove Comment 424273

Jerry Ham

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:52 AM

I'm a big fan of the webcasts AND free T-shirts! Woohoo! Remove Comment 424291

Roger Bonine

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 10:41 AM

I love the webcasts. Kevin Remde's are very well done. Keep up the good work! The more IT Pro\Infrastructure topics the better.

Chris Haaker Remove Comment 424308

Chris Haaker

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 10:42 AM

I think you need to do a better job of getting the word out about the webcasts. I just found out about these via a TechEd related feed I subscribe to but will now be adding your webcast feed for the future. Remove Comment 424309

Grant McInnes

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 11:21 AM

I want a shirt. Remove Comment 424324

Andy Nifong

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:04 PM

Put me down for a free t-shirt at TechEd 2005!

I am very satisfied with the Webcast program. Keep up the good work! Remove Comment 424348

Robert (Bob) Newton

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:31 PM

Nice announcement!!!, i want a Large one for my exclusive collection :) Remove Comment 424360

Ronald Armas

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:45 PM

Free? Did someone say free? Wow I feel like I'm back in college where credit card companies would give you a free t-shirt for signing up for their card at 29%. Here's me offically signing up. My TechEd Name is....

Richie Rump Remove Comment 424367

Jorriss

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 12:58 PM

I've been meaning to make a blog. This will give me even more incentive! Your webcasts are great for a teaching addons, (so my students can listen to someone else for a change)! Remove Comment 424374

Lindsay Brunetto

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 1:10 PM

Hey, this is akin to pre-swagging! Awesome!

Can't wait to see you all there next week! Remove Comment 424379

Sean McLellan

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 1:10 PM

Posting for the free t-shirt..:-) Remove Comment 424381

Federico Vitan

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 1:48 PM

Posting for the t-shirt...... Remove Comment 424405

Christopher Reed

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:03 PM

Posting for the free t-shirt

Also want to say keep up the good work.

Jeroen Vos Remove Comment 424414

Jeroen Vos

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:37 PM

I'd like to see you do an MCSD series designed to prepare you for the certification exams. You can have a sight where everyone who attends the webcast posts whether they passed and then adds comments on how the test was as well as recommendations to those who haven't taken the test. This could help generate a lot of excitement for becoming an MCSD. I know lots of guys who would get motivated by something like this. Remove Comment 424430

Michael Fors

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:48 PM

Please count me in for a free shirt. Large would be great if you have them.

Thanks!

Andy Winters Remove Comment 424437

Andy Winters

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:54 PM

Is is so bad that I am doing this only for a tee-shirt? Remove Comment 424439

Nicholas Wagner

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:03 PM

Not at all. Just think of it in the context of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. After all you need clothing to keep you warm and dry. A free t-shirt goes a long way these days. :-)

Georgeo Pulikkathara, MSDN Webcasts Remove Comment 424455

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:24 PM

Tech Ed Badge Name: Mickey Gousset

And I've linked up my blog at http://msdneventsbloggers.net

I thoroughly enjoy all the webcasts ya'll do. Keep up the excellent work! Remove Comment 424464

Mickey Gousset

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:24 PM

yay...it's like getting a green drop...except I won't sell it at the Auction house...ughh..I think I play too much WoW. Remove Comment 424465

Karl Seguin

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:54 PM

Webcasts are very useful. Keep up the good work! Remove Comment 424484

Lori McKinney

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Thursday, June 02, 2005 4:32 PM

Here's another obligitory t-shirt post.

Oh, and as far as feedback - it would be great if all downloaded webcasts could be played back at 2x speed. I've noticed not all of them can be, but there are times I've stopped watching a webcast because the presenter talks too slowly or that they stumbling along as they are trying to get part of their demo working.

Granted I wouldn't listen to Billy Hollis at 2x speed for fear of my brain exploding... Remove Comment 424509

Doug Rhoten

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 7:01 AM

I love the webcasts, but I also agree that the amount of registration required could be reduced. And yes, I would love a t-shirt. Remove Comment 424771

David Harrison

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 8:11 AM

I agree with David, I would love a t-shirt too.
But Webcast is very cool too.

C U next week. Remove Comment 424791

Matt Rahdar

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 8:37 AM

Great Stuff! Remove Comment 424794

Frank Ries

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 10:24 AM

Webcasts are a excellent learning experience. I,m looking forward to Tech-Ed as I havenot had the previous opportunity to attend. Remove Comment 424833

Russell Sage

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 10:27 AM

I think an RSS feed with enclosures for on-demand web casts would be awesome. I subscribe to the main feed and see what all of the webcasts are, but if htey were more targeted (such as ASP.NET, BizTalk, etc.) then enclosures would save me time.

Oh yeah - Tech Ed name is Joel Ross. Remove Comment 424836

Joel Ross

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 1:40 PM

I'll be seeing you guys at the booth next week...save a shirt for me. :-D

My only problem with the web casts is finding the time to sit down and watch them - my work is pretty hectic and spending time watching hasn't been officially approved as work time. But I'll see what I can do. Do you guys have any plans to some "quick hit" types of programs? These are solutions to things that you can show in a few minutes or less, instead of a longer program. Remove Comment 424927

Dempsey Williams

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 1:59 PM

More TShirts?! For all that is holy. I would have visited you anyway. Just to show ya'll some love. Remove Comment 424948

Aaron Haley

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 4:06 PM

Aaron - Yes, more t-shirts. You'll find that by wearing this limited edition webcasts t-shirt, you'll be loved, admired, respected, and that children, small dogs and cats will also look upto you.

Regards,
George, MSDN Webcasts Remove Comment 425007

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Friday, June 03, 2005 5:24 PM

Looking forward to my first TechEd. Wish it was farther away than Orlando. Remove Comment 425027

Kevin Hill

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Saturday, June 04, 2005 9:23 PM

I really enjoy the webcasts and appreciate all of your hard work. Remove Comment 425285

Ralph Henshaw

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:20 AM

I always like a good T-Shirt, especially Blue!

I particularly enjoyed the Gaming 100 Level Webcasts from the Coding4Fun website. Great way for us serious coders to relax a little and remember our Commadore 64 days.

The only improvement on your current webcasts I could offer would be to stretch out and go for some really wild topics on areas that don't get a lot of attention and may not be in Microsofts core business like AI, or Robotics.

Show what other people outside of microsoft are doing with the MS technologies and how developers can get involved or do their own wacky stuff (like breaking X box firmwares ;> ) Remove Comment 425363

Michael Dunham

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:17 PM

The free webcasts are great. I too would like to watch them at my leisure and code downloads keep me from making typing mistakes! :-) Remove Comment 425443

Alan Atwood

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:48 PM

Hey guys, I forgot to add we have a 1,000 webcasts t-shirts and a 1,000 virutal labs t-shirt. So please hurry while supplies last. :-) Remove Comment 425450

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Sunday, June 05, 2005 4:57 PM

I tend to watch the webcasts on a separate monitor while I work. I listen to them and when there is something I need to pay close attention to, I simply pause and go back and watch the particular part again when I can give it my full attention. It's surprising how much I learn just listening/watching in the background. Please keep up the great work. Remove Comment 425471

Steve Kiene

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:01 AM

Hands-on labs need to work at the beginning of the show. Remove Comment 425661

Keith Fields

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:01 AM

Hands-on labs need to work at the beginning of the show. Remove Comment 425662

Keith Fields

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:02 AM

Sort of prefer the old way of doing hand on labs. Also a little confused about the re-org of the MSDN memberships Remove Comment 425664

Steven Briggs

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:03 AM

I need to learn more about it. Remove Comment 425665

Rulian Fiske

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:04 AM

A great place to learn stuff. Remove Comment 425666

Ron Beltran

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:04 AM

A great place to learn stuff. Remove Comment 425667

Ron Beltran

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:05 AM

Great event so far. Balmer was as loud as ever! Looking forward to the break outs.

- Jim Remove Comment 425672

James

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:09 AM

Cool... the Webcasts are great! Remove Comment 425674

Paul Tan

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:11 AM

I will definately follow-up and check out the virtual labs after the conference! Remove Comment 425675

Raul Menendez

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:12 AM

Cool concept, makes it easy to test new software with out the hardware hassles. Remove Comment 425676

Ryan Kruse

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:13 AM

Nice information Remove Comment 425678

Ronnie Mcmillian

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:14 AM

Please put webcasts in the form of audio file so that I can listen on my PocketPC Remove Comment 425680

Need audio webcasts

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:16 AM

I'll bet I'm the only one logging in at Tech-Ed to get a free tee shirt who intends to use it to make a quilt.

Thanks! Remove Comment 425682

Jan McBreen

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:18 AM

Virtual Labs have been a great resource for bringing my team up to speed on new products from Microsoft. Remove Comment 425683

Scott Van Vliet

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:18 AM

Jan - You're making a quilt of all the t-shirts? You NEED to send me a picture of that.

Georgeo Pulikkathara, MSDN Webcasts Remove Comment 425684

georgeop

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:18 AM

Virtual Labs are really great do learn stuff when you don't have the time to show up to classes. You should try. they're really great Remove Comment 425685

Gustavo J. Monne

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:19 AM

My buddy just recommended this tool. Sounds exciting and looking forward to trying it! Remove Comment 425686

Arash Sayadi

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:19 AM

The webcasts are outstanding! I try to schedule time each day to watch one webcast. Remove Comment 425687

Anthony Mann

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:20 AM

Looks good, great info. Remove Comment 425688

Eric Schmitt

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:23 AM

Love the conference, someone should work on the Orlando trolley system though! Remove Comment 425689

mark humphrey

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:23 AM

I would like to see something along the lines of tips and trick for the IDE environment... Remove Comment 425690

Eric Herrmann

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:27 AM

Good idea - worth checking for the new 2005 products!! Remove Comment 425691

Susan Lennon

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:28 AM

TechEd 2005 is great. Steve Balmer's Keynote was very interesting with the Techie Show, etc. Remove Comment 425692

James Hall

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:29 AM

So far, so good! Remove Comment 425693

Dave Palica

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:30 AM

Need to get the wireless working. Remove Comment 425694

Jim Saunders

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:32 AM

Love using the webcasts, especially for the various betas! Remove Comment 425695

e4169-d032005

# re: Free webcast T-shirts at TechEd 2005 @ Monday, June 06, 2005 11:36 AM

I have viewed a few webcasts but prefer the Deep Dives that MSDN runs. Remove Comment 425699

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