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    foreachdev

    I thought the goal was to publish the sessions 24 hours after they took place. Doesn't this mean we should already have videos for Sunday. Saw the keynote from yesterday. Like to start getting my feet wet with the more important content.

    http://microsoftpdc.com/Agenda/Preconference.aspx#data-access-from-a-to-z

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    PaoloM

    That's preconference material. It's not going to get published.

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    Duncanma

    There are sessions from yesterday up though, like this one: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC12/
    or

    http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL47/ (VS2010)

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    Larsenal

    Duncanma said:
    There are sessions from yesterday up though, like this one: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC12/
    or

    http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL47/ (VS2010)
    Definitely need to surface these items better.  Maybe I'm missing the simple listing of published sessions.

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    Bas

    Larsenal said:
    Duncanma said:
    *snip*
    Definitely need to surface these items better.  Maybe I'm missing the simple listing of published sessions.
    I totally missed those too.

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    foreachdev

    Bas said:
    Larsenal said:
    *snip*
    I totally missed those too.
    I guess my critique would be make it more obvious what has video published. Maybe an Icon on the Agenda grid items. This could be surronded by a link that took you straight to the Channel9 page instead of it being a two click process. The link to the Channel 9 video page is also below the fold on a 1024 X 768 display. (https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx) Its a lot of post backs to the server to get to a video.

    All I am saying is the UX looks to be a little rushed. They could of learned a lot from the VisitMix design. (http://sessions.visitmix.com/) I think Visit Mix it very obvious how to get to the content. 1 point Channel 9 team (creators of VisitMix) 0 points Vertigo (PDC site creators).

    VisitMix its organic content centric its hard to say if all the sessions were made available. PDC it is agenda centric where you could easily miss the fact that the content is available. Next time guys maybe include the agenda and make the content easily discoverable. Why tape the whole thing if you have to dig to find the content.

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    androidi

    edit: nvm looks like the video links are missing ha
    Agreed, there's no obvious link atleast on C9 I could find to the published PDC stuff.

    However going through the links in this thread I found there's a ton of stuff here:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Breakout+Session/

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    foreachdev

    androidi said:

    edit: nvm looks like the video links are missing ha
    Agreed, there's no obvious link atleast on C9 I could find to the published PDC stuff.

    However going through the links in this thread I found there's a ton of stuff here:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Breakout+Session/

    I droped a line on the pdc feedback email. I am told that there should be some type of icon being put in place in the agenda screen. So hopefully the problem is shortlived.

    Can't complain about how fast I got a reply. Kudos to the PDC folks on that.

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    Duncanma

    androidi said:

    edit: nvm looks like the video links are missing ha
    Agreed, there's no obvious link atleast on C9 I could find to the published PDC stuff.

    However going through the links in this thread I found there's a ton of stuff here:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Breakout+Session/

    If you want, you can follow this RSS feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos to see all the sessions that have videos available, or you can go to http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/pdc2008.videos/ to see them on the site

    Working on the icon change right now

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    jeffsand

    foreachdev said:
    androidi said:
    *snip*
    I droped a line on the pdc feedback email. I am told that there should be some type of icon being put in place in the agenda screen. So hopefully the problem is shortlived.

    Can't complain about how fast I got a reply. Kudos to the PDC folks on that.
    Yes, we're working on this so the indicators show up on the agenda builder. For now, here's an RSS feed so you can see new sessions as they come online http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos

    Just came back from Charles Torre interviewing Ray Ozzie, coffehouse is going to love this one. Smiley

    Edit: Missed duncan's post, sorry for the echo -- duncan I owe you a coke.

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    jeffsand

    jeffsand said:
    foreachdev said:
    *snip*
    Yes, we're working on this so the indicators show up on the agenda builder. For now, here's an RSS feed so you can see new sessions as they come online http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos

    Just came back from Charles Torre interviewing Ray Ozzie, coffehouse is going to love this one. Smiley

    Edit: Missed duncan's post, sorry for the echo -- duncan I owe you a coke.

    video now live -- http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/Ray-Ozzie-Reflections-on-Azure/ (short and sweet -- 6 minutes)

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    littleguru

    jeffsand said:
    foreachdev said:
    *snip*
    Yes, we're working on this so the indicators show up on the agenda builder. For now, here's an RSS feed so you can see new sessions as they come online http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos

    Just came back from Charles Torre interviewing Ray Ozzie, coffehouse is going to love this one. Smiley

    Edit: Missed duncan's post, sorry for the echo -- duncan I owe you a coke.

    Could you guys have a website here on Channel 9 that shows them? Or a link on the front page that redirects to the RSS for the sessions? I was searching for this stuff too and couldn't find it before you guys posted the RSS link. A website here on Channel 9 that shows the list of sessions and redirects to them would be AWESOME...

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    Bas

    jeffsand said:
    foreachdev said:
    *snip*
    Yes, we're working on this so the indicators show up on the agenda builder. For now, here's an RSS feed so you can see new sessions as they come online http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos

    Just came back from Charles Torre interviewing Ray Ozzie, coffehouse is going to love this one. Smiley

    Edit: Missed duncan's post, sorry for the echo -- duncan I owe you a coke.

    Wouldn't a big "HERE ARE THE PDC SESSIONS" button on the front page make sense? And have that lead to a list of all the published session videos?  I mean, an upcoming icon in the agenda is fine and all, but having to visit a specific forum and find this specific thread to read a specific post that mentions an RSS feed that happens to list them all isn't exactly convenient.

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    timcd

    jeffsand said:
    foreachdev said:
    *snip*
    Yes, we're working on this so the indicators show up on the agenda builder. For now, here's an RSS feed so you can see new sessions as they come online http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos

    Just came back from Charles Torre interviewing Ray Ozzie, coffehouse is going to love this one. Smiley

    Edit: Missed duncan's post, sorry for the echo -- duncan I owe you a coke.

    When can we expect MP4 versions of sessions so I can watch them on my ipod on the train?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    timcd said:
    jeffsand said:
    *snip*
    When can we expect MP4 versions of sessions so I can watch them on my ipod on the train?
    To extend this, any kind of downloadable form would be helpful.  I'm on a slowish connection here and I can't stream any of the PDC sessions, but I could download the sessions and watch them later.

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    thebithead

    Give us downloads, please.

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    Duncanma

    Downloads will be there very soon for all currently available sessions ... very soon, in fact they are already there for some.

    MP4 versions are coming, but only of the slide deck + audio ... because they'll be 320x240 ... WMV versions of the slides+audio are on there way as well. These other formats will show up after the conference ends I believe, encoding and uploading all of the camera + graphic feeds is being done first.

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