S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
Over the past year we have experimented with a few different ways of providing information and help to our customers and the community.
Earlier this year, I blogged about some of the work we have been doing in the forums to provide online help to developers. We took another big step in this direction with what I call the “How-Do-I” videos.
These videos are short 10-15 minute videos which pick a specific scenario and show step-by-step how to do that with the given technology. About a year ago we started creating these videos for ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX and publishing them on www.asp.net, and the response has been very positive from the community both in terms of total downloads and individual feedback to the presenters.
So, we have expanded our focus and are now providing How-Do-I videos for many more areas. Here are links to see the videos, and we will be adding more on a regular basis, so check back often:
ASP.Net AJAX videos
Visual Basic videos
Windows Forms videos