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Blogger, Have You Heard of Microsoft Broadcaster?

Msft Broadcaster 

Introducing the Microsoft Broadcaster: A self-service technical content repository that provides you with rich content for your blogs/sites. On behalf of Microsoft, I would like to take the opportunity to invite you to dive into Microsoft Broadcaster. It's a site that unleashes a torrent of technical content like Videos, Webcasts, Whitepapers, eLearning, and more which you can use in your blogs or user group site to drive deeper engagement with your audience and community. Key Features of Microsoft Broadcaster include:
  • Download and embed content on your sites without sending traffic away from your site with Microsoft's full blessing.
  • Customize site by product (e.g. Windows, SharePoint, or Office), by keyword, or by form factor (e.g. webcasts, videos, podcasts)
  • Set alerts for content updates.

To take advantage of the offer, visit www.microsoftbroadcaster.com. For a more detailed information and program overview please visit http://www.microsoftbroadcaster.com/en-us/faq

Now, It's time for me to get involved and start to participate in the program!

 

Enjoy!

-Kevin

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Published Friday, August 05, 2011 11:02 AM by KKline

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António Ferreira said:

I have tried the service. Probably I'm missing the point, but the service isn't that great.

Searching inside Microsoft Broadcaster, for some keyword, is it supposed to give me all the data made available by Microsoft? "A torrent of technical content"? The word "medical", for instance, returned only two hits: a video from channel9 from 2010 and something about windows XP. Is this normal?

A few weeks ago, when messing with my online Microsoft settings, Microsoft Alerts where no more, or were being enhanced, didn't understand at the time. Anyway, they weren't working (not that I use them). The same is for Broadcaster, couldn't set any alerts.

Thanks.

August 6, 2011 11:40 AM
 

KKline said:

Hmmm.  I'll have to look in to the, Antonio.  Maybe it's that SQL Server is such a big area that it was easy to find lots of resources, whereas more specific verticles like medical don't yield up good info.  It almost sounds like a tagging issue.  Otoh, most of the Broadcaster info is from various dev teams and marketing teams who think, document, and tag like developers instead of people who work in a real-world industry, like medical or finance or manufacturing.  So, again, I wonder that there might be a lot of usable content in your space, but that it's not easy to find.

August 11, 2011 3:51 PM
 

António Ferreira said:

I see, I might get different results inside broadcast. But if all Microsoft stuff is tagged, maybe a way for me to post a link and the service returning me the tags and the articles with those tags?

I wasn't expecting to use regularly the service, my use would be to search via search engines and then use Microsoft Broadcast to find the same article and get the code for a blog post; and then find the articles with the same tag names.

Anyway, I guess returning me code to post in social networks would be more useful?

The alerts working would be nice also.

August 12, 2011 9:33 PM

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Kevin Kline is a well-known database industry expert, author, and speaker. Kevin is a long-time Microsoft MVP and was one of the founders of PASS, www.sqlpass.org.

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