Episode 7: Xbox and Natal with Jaspreet Bindra

Jaspreet Bindra, the Regional Director – Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft India joins us for a peek into the future of console gaming, worldwide and in India, with Natal ‘coming soon’ and the industry going forward. We try to put forward some questions asked by the community, and JB answers most of them candidly.

Share your thoughts about the podcast as comments to this post. We always appreciate feedback and in all enthusiasm, would send out a few commentators a smart Xbox-branded Adidas cap.

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Episode 6: Developer Talk with Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman, the Principal Program Manager for the Server & Tools Online team at Microsoft joins us for a casual developer talk as we poke him with a wide variety of questions on Visual Studio 2010, Codeplex, and even working from home and knowing ScottGu!

Share your thoughts about the podcast as comments to this post. We always appreciate feedback and as the tradition goes, would send out a few commentators a good-looking Visual Studio 2010 water bottle.

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Episode 5: Microsoft Answers with Tyler Welch

Tyler Welch, the community Program Manager for Microsoft Answers joins us in his episode to talk about Microsoft Answers – the motivation to set up a forums platform to nurture support community, next steps in the direction, and behaviour of community participation.

Share your thoughts on Microsoft Answers with us as comments to this post. Tell us if you use Answers or not, and why do you prefer or otherwise, Microsoft Answers to other support channels on the Web. Share your feedback on the podcast too. Few selected individuals would win nice Microsoft Answers hats and laptop stickers (Thanks Tyler for sending those across!).

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Episode 04: Windows Community with Marcus Schmidt

Marcus Schmidt, a Senior Marketing Manager at Microsoft, is in the Windows Business Group responsible as the Community Manager for Windows. We talk about Microsoft’s engagement with consumers on diverse social media properties, the intention and the motivation.

Also, we have a cool Windows Live-branded t-shirt to give away. Share your feedback about the podcast or your personal story or thoughts/questions/comments about Windows Community as comments to this post, and one individual would win that awesome tee.

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 During the post-production of the episode, we learnt that after over twelve and a half years at Microsoft, Marcus has decided to leave the company and start a new chapter in his personal and professional life. We planned to publish this episode on his last day at Microsoft, as a sort of a farewell gesture, but decided against it due to the PDC  ’09 activity. We wish him good luck as a community guy, and in his professional endeavors.

UPDATE:
The Windows Live T-shirt goes to mynetx for his thoughts on Microsoft’s community participation and feedback for the podcast. The giveaway is now closed.

Episode 03: Microsoft for Students with Paolo Barone

Paolo Barone is an Academic Evangelist with Microsoft in the UK, and deeply geek inside as he tells us. We talk about far and wide Microsoft’s initiatives in the academia, the need for those, and the ecosystem for students in technology.

We are also offering a giveaway of ESET Smart Security  licenses – an application suite to keep your PC safe and enhance your Internet experience without getting in the way. Share your feedback about the podcast or thoughts/questions/comments about Microsoft’s Academia initiatives as comments to this post, and two selected ones by Paolo win a license each.

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Update:

The two winners for the ESET Smart Security licenses are Rishu Mehra and Karthik.K. Congratulations! You’ll recieve an email this week with the details.

Episode 02: Office 2010 with Geetesh Bajaj

Geetesh Bajaj has been designing PowerPoint presentations and templates for over a decade now. He heads Indezine, a presentation design studio based out of Hyderabad, India. Geetesh has been a PowerPoint MVP for close to a decade now, being one since the inception of the program in South Asia.

We are also offering a giveaway of premium PowerPoint template from Geetesh’s collection at ppted.com – Going Green – a contemporary collection worth USD 20. Share your feedback about the podcast or thoughts about Office 2010 as comments to this post.

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Episode 01: Windows 7 with Rob Margel

Rob Margel has been a long-standing, proud Microsoftie since 15 years. In his current position, he works in Windows International in the UK. In this episode, we talk to Rob about Microsoft’s transition from Vista to Windows 7, his favorite features in Windows 7, and what it means to Microsoft.

We are also offering a giveaway of Windows 7 RC DVDs if you share your feedback about the podcast or Windows 7 as comments to this post.

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UPDATE:

If you need the Windows 7 RC DVD as promised in the podcast, please email your shipping address to abby@baxiabhishek.info.