CHANNEL 9 is a
Microsoft community site for
created in 2004. It hosts video channels, discussions, podcasts,
screencasts and interviews.
Channel 9, launched in 2004 when Microsoft's corporate reputation was
at a low, was the company's first blog . It was named after the
United Airlines audio channel that lets airplane passengers listen in
on unfiltered conversation in the cockpit, to reflect its strategy of
publishing conversations among
Microsoft developers, rather than its
Bill Gates who had previously been the "face" of Microsoft.
This made it an inexpensive alternative to Microsoft's Professional
Developers Conference , then the main public platform where customers
and outside developers could speak to
Microsoft employees without the
intervention of the company's PR department.
The Channel 9 team have produced interviews with
Bill Gates , Erik
Mark Russinovich .
Channel 9 formerly featured a wiki based on Microsoft's own FlexWiki
. The wiki had been used to provide ad hoc feedback to various
Microsoft teams such as the Internet Explorer team as well as for
teams such as Patterns ">
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* ^ "Internet Explorer Feedback". Channel9 Wiki.
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