A thank you to the Niners! (The Channel 9 Song)

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This is a fun one. We played this to the crowd at the PDC before Eric Rudder's keynote. We did it as a thank you to all of you who come here and make Channel 9 a fun place to hang out. Sorry, the download is not available for this one. Music by Michael Lehman. Video length: 00:02:28.

Here's the videos we've posted in the past couple of weeks -- how many have you watched? Scoble's favorites are marked with an asterisk. We're gonna take a little bit of time off to recoup -- putting out 30 videos in two weeks made us a little tired but we'll be back soon with even more great videos!

1) PDC Walkabout.
2) New Hotmail. *
3) MSN DHTML Foundation. *
4) Terminal Services. *
5) Watson.
6) Windows Mail.
7) Crypto.
8) Raymond Chen. *
9) Dynamic VB Programming.
10) VB Language Futures.
11) IE 7 Security.
12) Networking in Windows Vista. *
13) Audio in Windows Vista. *
14) IO Cancellation.
15) Inking with WPF.
16) North Face WPF Demo. *
17) Sparkle. *
18) New Sharepoint. *
19) Solution Designer/Biztalk.
20) Windows Workflow Foundation. *
21) Sharepoint Services and Workflow.
22) Office 12. *
23) Windows Vista Shell Team. *
24) 10 Things for Great Windows Vista applications.
25) AERO. *
26) Internet Hearts. *
27) LINQ. *
28) Dr. Neil Roodyn.
29) WMI.
30) Partying with Bluetooth.
31) Virtual Earth Hacks.
32) .NET CLR Security Team Tour. *
33) Software Factories.
34) Source Code on VSTS.
35) Women of PDC.
36) Bill Gates. *
37) Marc McDonald. *

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    The Discussion

    • User profile image
      ricodued
      This is awesome!

      Any tablature or anything for us guitar players? If not I'll be working on that tomorrow...
    • User profile image
      Manip

      Oh kill me..... Expressionless

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      iStation
      Oh my ... Homo sapiens!
      Cool
    • User profile image
      fatboy_au

      Well done guys! Thank you!

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      Devils​Rejection
      all i have to say is that this is the best idea microsoft has come up with in a long time.

      connecting the devs with the users in a friendly collaborative environment.

      Thank You Microsoft

      PS:

      Scoble: can we has an RSS feed with the new videos as enclosures, a videocast i guess, so I can get all of them downloaded as they come?
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      rjdohnert
      Thanks for putting that up Robert.  Very funny
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      NetRyder
      Haha! That was great! I didn't get a chance to watch this at the PDC (I arrived a little late to Eric Rudder's keynote). 

      You guys have been doing an amazing job, especially during the last couple of weeks. Good to hear you're all taking a well-deserved break. Rest up, and keep the great content coming!

      Smiley
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      Chris_McKay
      That was great! And thanks for creating this place. I've gained a lot of new ideas and a newfound respect for Microsoft after visiting this site. Keep it coming!
    • User profile image
      rjdohnert
      Oh BTW, you can tell Bill Hill that I am the Release Candidate for Homo Sapiens version 2.0
    • User profile image
      koorb
      Genius!
      That was brilliant.
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      Stitch 2.0
      rjdohnert wrote:
      Oh BTW, you can tell Bill Hill that I am the Release Candidate for Homo Sapiens version 2.0

      Jup, me too.... Stitch 2.0..... get it? Tongue Out

      anyhow...

      Great video, this one rocks!!!! Verbatim!!!!
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      oykica
      Very cool.  Cool  I enjoyed that.
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      scobleizer
      DevilsRejection wrote:
      all i have to say is that this is the best idea microsoft has come up with in a long time.

      connecting the devs with the users in a friendly collaborative environment.

      Thank You Microsoft

      PS:

      Scoble: can we has an RSS feed with the new videos as enclosures, a videocast i guess, so I can get all of them downloaded as they come?


      Devils: everything on Channel 9 is available as an RSS feed. Navigate to the videos page and click the little orange XML icon. That's a feed for just videos. Every piece of Channel 9 has RSS. Let me know if you can't figure it out and I'll put the URL for the feed here. And of course we use enclosures. We're all ready for the video iPod as soon as Steve Jobs does one! Wink
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      Sven Groot
      I couldn't help but notice that there was somebody missing in the all the video fragments: Larry Osterman! Big Smile
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      Minh
      Here's the lyrics (awaiting the tablature):

      The Ballad of the Lonely Coders

      Well we're big code slingers
      We got golden fingers
      And we're loved everywhere we go
      (that sounds like us)

      We coded by Beauty
      And we coded by Truth
      For ten thousand miles we drove

      We got all kind of skills
      That give us all kind of thrills
      But the thrill that would be most fine

      Is the thrill that'll get you when
      When you get your picture
      On the front page of channel 9
      (channel 9)

      Wanna see my picture on the front page (nine)
      Wanna Vista demo out on stage (nine)
      Wanna see my smilin' face
      On the front page of channel 9


    • User profile image
      littleguru
      What is on floor 1? Don said he could not tell us... Is it possible to tell now?
    • User profile image
      iStation
      Indigo! Big Smile
      What is on the 4th floor?
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      dentaku

      I hope Channel 9 never stops interviewing Bill Hill.

      oh, and Balmer is freaky Expressionless

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      RamblingGeek​UK
      Big Smile Great, Very funny and cool. I think c9 is cool. I've been comming here since since one.

      I think I've watched every video in that video Smash Up.....

      Thanks you ! C9 live forever!!!!!!!!
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      RamblingGeek​UK
      See below, messed up the first post, sorry! Embarassed
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      Mackz
      lol. Funny movie. Cool
    • User profile image
      agda
      I don't know about u guys but my OS is a Homo sapiens-sapiens 1.0 (not the very old Homo sapiens version)  with a fresh UI. Big Smile
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      byron
      :)Im a Happy Developer/Director for another 60 years with My Microsoftwares and softees, Awesome video, We loved it here in London, Great stuff........All around goodness to C9.
      I continue to look forward with a great relationship with all who can see a greater future at work and play......Cheers to all as we say in london.

      From BV.Direct.Wink
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      Chancellor Martok
      Hey, that's awesome! Wink

      So how many giant-sized 9 guys are there anyway? Do they all have a movable head/limbs like that one having a peek?
    • User profile image
      athan
      Really awesome !!!
      Is it a ..beta or the final mix ? Wink
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      TommyCarlier
      Wow, that was a great compilation. This video shows what C9 is all about. You could use it as a preview for people that don't know C9 yet. Kudos.
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      DebugThis
      One Word: Brilliant!

      I never thought I would say this, but Microsoft is:

      SOOOO COOL MAN!!!

      I get my Channel 9 Fix everyday. Perplexed

      Thanks Guys, keep it UP.
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      typhoon121
      I belive that the first and last part "on the cover of channel nine is a ripoff of Catptin Hooks on the cover of the rolling stone. This is cool but a little more originatly goes a long way.
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      Loadsgood
      "Video Length: 00:00:00"  (at the bottom left of the C9Team's initial post) Nice work Wink Hmmmm it also says that the initial post got 14 replies (bottom right of the initial post) when it actually got 28. It seems to be counting how many people replied to the initial post but not the total posts in this thread. On the initial post, there is no Ink Reply, next to the Reply button, Why?

      Very good video, I can't believe how many people you've had on Channel 9 to do a video... Really good work C9Team Big Smile Now go have a holiday! Cool


      Holiday! Holiday! Holiday!
      Loadsgood.
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      JoshRountree
      SO COOL! Great Video.

      Channel 9, and developer blogs are the sole reason I want to work for Microsoft when I graduate.
    • User profile image
      eddwo
      Thanks Guys I was looking forward to this one. (May! Igof my tablet buck in working order!) It TI Petit. It petit": feistiest. Hums* Hl *nitro Is ref
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      d00d
      Ricodued,

      There is always someone on the Internet who can help you Big Smile

      http://users.cis.net/sammy/coverof.htm, I'm sure you can MSN Search for the tablature yourself from here...

      Don't ask me why I recognized it...
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      Deactivated User

      Comment removed at user's request.

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      Chadk
      ITS Bill Hill! YAY!
      Hes just too cool!

      Great song btw.
    • User profile image
      reinux
      scobleizer wrote:

      And of course we use enclosures. We're all ready for the video iPod as soon as Steve Jobs does one! Wink


      Would love to see that Big Smile
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      n4cer
      One problem. Knowing Steve, it'll only run MPEG-4/MPEG-4 encapsulated in a quicktime container. So you'll have to transcode (MTP would do it automatically) or get a non-Apple video player.
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      DavidJSmith
      You did a great job with this.  I laughed all the way through!  Smiley
    • User profile image
      Chadk
      "Or barbie!... You know. God help me"



      That qoute of the year!
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      darrenstrai​ght

      Even though I don’t visit Channel 9 as much as I should do, normally because I’m studying or blogging or even beta testing something, I do agree that this is one cool video, and has just made me promise my self that I will visit Channel 9 more often! Big Smile

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      staceyw
      Next?
    • User profile image
      Galo
      Thanks guy's channel9 rox! keep it up!
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      Verdant
      the links no workie from rss feed in outlook 2007, i wouldn't normally find this to be an issue, but there are many!

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