Have you ever received a dumb email at work? You know what we're talking about! The management hires an illiterate kid to communicate their most important ideas to the development staff. You get a company-wide announcement about the deployment servers being only made available to developers.. and here's the password in plain text... We could go on, but you get the idea. Forward your dumb emails to us
! We'll read them on the air, keeping your identity confidential.
Some construction worker stuck a back-hoe shovel where he ought-not this morning and shut down a large part of the SBC trunk in CT.
We took the opportunity to move all our servers over to a less-taxed route, which means we might have a glitch or two, but it looks like everything is working now.
|Vic Gundotra, Steve Cellini, Lenn Pryor, and members of the MS Longhorn Evangelism team|
April 26, 2004
|In the first hour Vic Gundotra and Steve Cellini from Microsoft talk about Longhorn and Evangelism at Microsoft. Evangelists are concerned with getting technical information to the developer community. During the break, Rory interviews the MSDN Channel 9 team about Channel 9
After the break, Lenn Pryor and some of the Channel 9 team join Carl and Rory for more talk about Longhorn and Microsoft's efforts to get technical information to developers everywhere.
||Vic Gundatra is a General Manager of the .NET Platform Strategy & Partner Group. He is responsible for broad base evangelism and industry adoption of Microsoft platforms and technologies. He has held several positions over his 13 year career at Microsoft, including Director of Marketing and Director of the Microsoft Developer Network. |
||Steve Cellini is a Senior Director in the Longhorn Client Evangelism team in the .NET Platform Strategy & Partner Group, responsible for Longhorn Client evangelism and industry adoption. He has held several positions over his 6 year career at Microsoft, including Group Program Manager and Group Manager in various Microsoft products and services teams. This is the only known photo of Steve in existence.|
||Lenn Pryor is a Director of Platform Evangelism @ Microsoft located in Laguna Hills, CA. "I am the fool who thinks this site is a great idea. If you don't think it is, I'd love to hear why. I have spent 7 years at Microsoft trying to help developers be successful on our platforms, if this isn't a step in that direction ... back to the drawing board. "|
OK, so I'm thinking of jumping into the Tablet PC arena, and I want to hear your thoughts about what's out there. I want to compose music on it. Anyone have any recommendations?
Tomorrow we'll be talking to Vic Gundotra and Steve Cellini from Microsoft.
Vic is a General Manager of the .NET Platform Strategy & Partner Group. He is responsible for broad base evangelism and industry adoption of Microsoft platforms and technologies. He has held several positions over his 13 year career at Microsoft, including Director of Marketing and Director of the Microsoft Developer Network.
Steve is a Senior Director in the Longhorn Client Evangelism team in the .NET Platform Strategy & Partner Group, responsible for Longhorn Client evangelism and industry adoption. He has held several positions over his 6 year career at Microsoft, including Group Program Manager and Group Manager in various Microsoft products and services teams.
This show is all about architecture from Why to How. Keith and Harry bring the developer's and architect's perspective to the discussion, respectively. The discussion starts with the importance of good design and architecture, to techniques, tools, standards, and the like.
Keith Pleas is one of the founders of Guided Design and has worked for more than two years on the team developing the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET. Keith is an internationally known writer and speaker and is the Editorial Chair for VSLive 2004. He is also a Contributing Editor to "Visual Studio Magazine", has developed Microsoft Professional Certification Exams. Keith also serves as a member of the INETA board and is the liaison for the INETA Speakers Bureau.
As an architect as part of Microsoft's D&PE Architecture Strategy Team, Harry is in charge of interfacing with the architect community. In this role, Harry focuses both on overall architecture strategy as well as on broad reach targeting of architects in companies of all sizes.
Previously, Harry was an Architect and Developer Evangelist for Microsoft's Industry Solutions Group, focusing on vertical markets such as public sector and financial services. Harry also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services in Southern California.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Harry worked at a variety of system integrators and software development companies where he focused on data-driven systems.
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On another note, let me ask a question. If we recorded and broadcast the show live on Thursday night say from 10PM to Midnight EST, how many of you who aren't now able to listen live would tune in?
Rory and I are going to be hosting a new Internet Talk Show someday soon, but we're getting a bit hung up on the issue of when. So, let me describe the show and maybe you could provide us with some feedback?
While .NET Rocks! is very cool, its audience is limited to .NET developers and managers (for the most part). We want to do this full time eventually, and that means we need to set our sights a bit higher in terms of our content and target audience.
This new show will either be one or two hours long, and will be of interest to thinking adults. I don't know how else to describe them... people who read? people with more than one brain cell firing at any one time? Basically, a general interest talk show. Of course, it will be funny. Public Radio with a pulse? Bob Reselman's show and the show with Dan Appleman on PC security are closer to what we want to do here.
I don't want it to be Oprah, though. So, we're not going to talk about the things most talk shows are focused on. Instead, we hope to expose listeners to interesting people (authors, scientists, technologists, innovators, or anyone whom we think would be a good guest).
We want to make it a showcase for musicians and bands that you'd NEVER otherwise hear, so we'll have a mechanism for submitting original music. It's possible we will have a live band in the studio, even if once in a while.
Rory is going to do some classic Rory bits, and we will most likely involve the talents of some local comedians and writers.
Of course it will be extremely interactive. We will not only take questions the way we do during .NET Rocks! but we'll have a dynamic website where people can chat. We might take snapshots during the show and post them, or have the guest send us photos that we can put up.
We'll start out streaming on the Internet, and if XM Radio or even radio radio wants to pick us up, that would be great. But, like all other Carl enterprises <g> it will start small and grow.
Got a good idea where we're going with this? Good.
Now, I think it would be very difficult to get a big listenership during the day. It's not like Imus or Howard Stern that construction workers have on while they're hammering out Jersey Barriers, it's interactive. It's hard to do it in the evening, because that's a pretty small window when your audience is worldwide.
Dan Appleman was thinking this would be a good midnight show. I like that idea, but I'm a night person. Not everyone out there is. In fact, I think we're in the minority.
I was thinking Saturday afternoon. That's when I personally love to listen to the radio while I'm doing laundry, washing dishes, cleaning up, or tinkering with my computers, or just sitting and listening.
What do you think?
When is the best time for us to broadcast it?
One hour or two?
Are we smoking crack?