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Hard to believe that NAB is starting at the end of next week!

Here's my schedule for booth duty and conferences if you'd like to swing by and say hello.


Encoding for the Next Generation: MPEG-2/H.264/VC-1

Saturday, April 12th 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center N252

This session is part of the all-day Next Generation DVD track sponsored by the DVD Association.

I'll be talking about the various options for and issues in encoding for high definition, focusing on Blu-ray but also talking about digital downloads.


Successfully Set Up Your Own Streaming Media Solutions in a Worship Environment

Sunday, April 13th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center N115

This is going to be a fun event. We're going to be demonstrating the end-to-end experience of live broadcasting for both live events and on-demand HD, emphasizing the hands-on and best practices aspects.


Microsoft Booth

Monday, April 14th 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 16th, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

I've got two shifts at the booth, and I always happy for more company. I'll be manning the Silverlight pod. Come on down to get some questions answered or see some demos.


In-Depth Microsoft Silverlight

Tuesday, April 15th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Las Vegas Convention Center N256

This is a three-hour media-focused overview of Silverlight and the Expression tools. We'll take a look at encoding and hosting video and audio assets for integration, and how to incorporate those into a Silverlight Rich Interactive Application.


Annual Compressonist's Party

Tuesday, April 15th, evening

The Wynn

Yep, it's time again for the my annual compresionist's party at NAB. And now that I work for Microsoft, the snacks are better than ever! We're not exactly sure what time and which room yet; I'll share details when we get closer. But we try to start early enough and run late enough that we're a good stop on the way to or from dinner. Drop on in and let's talk about the news of the compression world from the show.

RSVP is not required, but if you think you're coming, drop me an email so I can track a rough headcount. My email is first name period last name at

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