@Duncanma: Thanks for the reply. My comments were based on what I have heard others say in the past in regards to Channel 9 videos. I mentioned Silverlight because that is one of the primary reasons why the site had been blocked in my workplace a while back(I will bring up HTML 5 capability on our next meeting and see if they open it up again) I love Microsoft, it allowed me to have the career have today, but like anything....there is always room for improvement....and there is always that web developer out there that is a critic , not necessarily because he/she dislikes Microsoft, but because they care about the community and they see great potential in Microsoft.
@Duncanma, thank you for all you do for us, am sure you don't get many kudus/credit for all the work you put into Channel 9. Please let us know when Channel 9 is more mobile friendly.
My thoughts on Paul VS Dan on View Numbers/Viewer Comment Posts on the PING Show:
In order to leave a comment you have to create an account and then you have to log in. If you have a live account and are running Windows 8, you click on sign in and you are done. However, if you don't you have establish one etc etc etc.....
When I get home from work I want to see what I missed during the day because I was in my cave at work crunching .NET Code building intranet sites and not allowed to ping Channel 9 cause of company firewall. My brain is set on SCAN mode looking for things that interest me, but I am honestly not in the mood to argue or say "HEY GREAT Video"....whatever..(except today ). I take the knowledge and move on.
This is what I don't understand. Microsoft is such a great company that innovates and creates these awesome technologies like ASP.NET, and all these Web Tools. So how about you guys freaking use them??? I mean....Channel 9 looks okay, but come ON!!! You guys could do sooooo much better!!!! Get rid of Silverlight as the primaryvideo delivery vehicle and make it HTML 5, you could still give options to render in other plugins, flash, SIlverlight...whatever, but try to catch the generic audience who is immediately turned off if they hit channel 9 site for the first time and they get some message about them needing some plugin called Silverlight?!!?!ll Silverwhat?!?!?!
FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER!!!
Last thing...PLEASE MAKE YOUR SITE MOBILE FRIENDLY, please check this out: Scott Hanselman
I love Microsoft, but come one.....someone told me the SLEEPING GIANT is awakening.....with all these advances by Apple and Google and rumors of slow PC growth etc etc....but I say "Take a Gallon of 5 -HOUR Energy....apply SCRUM or AGILE and WAKE THE F$&#@ already!!! Let's GO!!!
This post is not intended to pick on the Ping show or Channel 9, I think you guys provide a great service, but I believe you can do 10 times better in the way you deliver the content...For crying out load...you guys are Microsoft!!!! I am posting these comments as a person who uses Microsoft Technologies, a .NET C# ASP.NET MVC developer who has taken 15-20 minutes of his precious time to give you my side of the story and how I see things. Break the chains that bind you and UNLEASH THAT GREAT POTENTIAL!!