Welcome to the Channel 9 Team blog.
You know it is kind of ironic (some would say sad) that the team that for over five years who has worked to communicate what is happening behind the scenes at Microsoft does not have its own blog. Sure, many of us have our own personal blogs, but there is no
Welcome to the all new Channel 9. This is the fifth major release of Channel 9 since our original launch back on April 6, 2004.
With this major release we focussed on top requests from you in the forums along telemetry data to guide our design. We've made it easier to find content through…
C9TeamJan 14, 2011 at 10:54AM22
Hey folks, we deployed an update to Channel 9 today, bringing us two major changes: First, we have moved to a new video player, which has enabled us to start publishing our content using Silverlight Smooth Streaming. You’ll see more and more video encoded using this format as new content is run…
IE9 shipped on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9PM PST (UTC-8). Our fearless dev leader Duncan mentioned to me over lunch today that he thought it would be a really good idea to provide a single post on 9 with links to good C9 content related to IE9 (we tend to go out early on 9 and some of our best IE9…
Hey folks, we’ve launched yet another new feature on Channel 9, making a new home for all of our ‘on-demand’ event content, consolidating the content from numerous domains and sub-domains. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events So while you are waiting to attend MIX11, come take a trip down memory lane…
Hey folks, in an earlier C9 team post we explained how we are moving event content from various places (MIX, PDC, TechEd, etc...) into Channel 9 to give you a single repository of as much technical content as we can bring together. Well, phase 2 of that move has occured and 464 PDC sessions from…
C9TeamApr 14, 2011 at 1:55AM18
As part of the day two MIX11 keynote, Jeff Sandquist led us through a set of cool Kinect demos featuring various members of the Channel 9 team (and others!). Check them out, they are cool, inspiring and even somewhat embarassing. Update: adding direct links to the various parts of this demo 1:36…
Before we launched the most recent version of Channel 9 we did a lot of work to make sure site performance was acceptable for our users. This involves data collection to try to determine what aspects of the site are slow, and then work to make it all better. At some point though, we run into…
C9TeamNov 22, 2011 at 2:35PM34
You may notice that earning some of the achievements requires FxCop. If you have Visual Studio 2010 Premium or Ultimate, you are all set, as FxCop gets redistributed with these products. However, if you have Visual Studio 2010 Professional, you will need to install FxCop from here. Note that it…
C9TeamNov 22, 2011 at 2:52PM12
You can access the Visual Studio Achievements via an API. To get a list of all achievements as JSON, do an HTTP GET to the achievements page like this: https://channel9.msdn.com/achievements/visualstudio?json=true To get a list of a user's achievements, do an HTTP GET to the user's achievements…