Episode 18: Microsoft Tag with Sandeep Gopal Nair

Sandeep Gopal Nair, APAC Lead for Microsoft Tag from Microsoft Singapore joins us to talk about the Microsoft Tag and the world of 2D-barcoding. Sandeep shares fascinating insights about the history and evolution of barcodes, and throws in some awesome Microsoft Tag case studies and showcase.

Microsoft Tag is a new kind of bar code that connects almost anything in the real world to information, entertainment, and interactive experiences on your mobile phone. Tags are free to create and use. And unlike other kinds of bar codes, Tags are fully customizable. You can add them to your ads, posters, product packages, display it on your website, billboards, clothing…the list is endless. When you scan a Tag using the free Tag Reader application on your mobile phone, it will automatically open a webpage, add a contact to your address book, display a message, or dial a number – there are no long URLs to type or SMS messages to send.

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Episode 17: Community and Developers with Jialiang Ge and Peter Davison

Jialiang Ge, Program Manager for All-in-One Code Framework, and Peter Davison, Program Manager for PQO Social Media, from Microsoft China (Yes, our first guests from the country!)  join us to talk about the the developer communities and how Microsoft is using social media to educate the developer community about the projects/services and collaborate with them. Jialiang tells us more about the Microsoft All in One Code Framework Code sample service which is a great example of crowd-sourcing.

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Episode 16: Windows Live Essentials 2011 Launch Special with Harrison Hoffman

Harrison Hoffman, Product Manager in the Windows Live group at Microsoft, was also the co-founder of the popular Windows Live blog – LiveSide.net. He joins us at the launch of Windows Live Essentials 2011, popularly called as Wave 4 of the Windows Live suite, to share the excitement and the goodness of the free suite of products and services for Windows users and people on the Web.

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Episode 15: Microsoft – Inside Out with Ed Bott

Ed Bott, the award winning technology writer with more than two decades of experience and author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, joins us to talk about his perspectives on the Microsoft ecosystem, anecdotes with the product teams at Microsoft, and on Windows and Office (his proverbial bread and butter).

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Episode 14: SEO with Chris Moore

Chris Moore join us for insights into search practices and behavior and the work he does around search engine optimization for Microsoft Support. We also talk about how social networks and social connections are affecting the way people search on the Web. Ofcourse, we throw in some Bing too.

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Episode 12: MIX Online with Tim Aidlin and Karsten Januszewski

Tim Aidlin and Karsten Januszewski join us for a freewheeling conversation about design and Web culture that they’ve built, and talk about, at MIX Online. MIX Online is a community built around Microsoft’s in-person annual event – MIX – but has grown far and wide.

The episode goes over 40 minutes in length, but we hope you’ll excuse the enthusiasm! Share your thoughts about the podcast as comments to this post. Thanks to the Tim and Karsten, few lucky commentators here or on Twitter (We are @MSTalkStudio) would win some cool MIX Online swag.

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Episode 11: Microsoft Office 2010 Launch Special with Doug Thomas

Doug Thomas creates videos of simple solutions for getting the most out of Microsoft Office on The Microsoft Office Blog in a series known as Office Casual. He also blogs and works on the Top Templates series. Doug joins us from the thick of things (read as Office 2010 launch) for a free-wheeling chat about everything Office. He’s as excited about the launch as us (Just a tad busier than us though).

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Episode 10: Scripting Guys – Craig & Ed

The Scripting Guys – Craig Liebendorfer and Ed Wilson, join us for a fun, and long, chat about scripting, being the blogging legends they are, the work they do, the Scripting family Ed is building to take over the world, and of course Windows PowerShell.

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Episode 9: Visual Studio 2010 Launch Special with Stephen Forte

Stephen Forte, the Chief Strategy Officer at Telerik joined us after the Microsoft TechEd India 2010 in Bangalore last month, and spoke to us about all the exciting oppurtunities Visual Studio 2010 present, how Telerik aids the developer tools and ecosystem, and his fun experience at Bangalore and India.

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Episode 8: Visual Studio 2010 Launch Special with Jason Beres

Jason Beres, the Director of Product Management at Infragistics joined us at Microsoft TechEd India 2010 in Bangalore earlier this month, and spoke to us about all the exciting opportunities Visual Studio 2010 and other developer releases Microsoft has lined up and how Infragistics products integrate with the Microsoft developer tools and ecosystem.

Share your thoughts about the podcast as comments to this post. This is a launch special, and we have big stash of giveaway, courtesy the awesome folks at Infragistics (The beer too was on them at TechEd!). Five sets of icon packs and a complete NetAdvantage suite (Details) . Jason and us will pick few commentators as winners. Simple.

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