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Video Killed The Radio Star

Posted by Alan on May 9, 2010

A few posts back I think I mentioned that we were working on our first B.I. project utilizing the SharePoint 2010 platform.  I was asked to write a detailed post about the experience that is supposed to be published on either the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog or the PerformancePoint Services Team blog.  As soon as I get the actual links I will post them here.  Apparently the whole review process for guest posts has many hurdles and for some reason the SharePoint team is a little preoccupied with other things this week.   If the post doesn’t go up in a couple of weeks I will just post it here myself.

However, because of that experience and through a series of events, this project has led to TGO and our client being featured in a couple of videos for the global launch.  I shot one video here in Toronto and another on the Microsoft campus in Redmond.  In Redmond, Microsoft has a whole video production studio complete with different studios and green rooms.  The whole process is quite surreal.  If Microsoft had been around in the 60’s then this was probably the type of place where the government would have faked the moon landings.  Each video took a lot of waiting around time and about an hour to shoot.  I am sure my stuff will get edited down to about 15 seconds. 

The videos start rolling out with the global virtual launch on the 12th.  I have been told the two videos that I am in will actually go live with the second wave of videos on the 19th.   Until then there are a whole bunch of videos on the Microsoft BI TV channel “wowmsft” over at YouTube, including one trailer video with your’s truly.

If anyone cares to see what I look like, just keep your eyes out for the guy who looks like a cross between Brad Pitt and George Clooney — only better looking.  That will be me.

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One Response to “Video Killed The Radio Star”

  1. Peter Eb. said

    They were also posted on the bi blog. You do get edited down pretty short in the preview, but you are also in the preview image with pic, name, title and company. Pretty good deal!

    http://blogs.msdn.com/bi/archive/2010/04/26/microsoft-bi-launch-preview-videos.aspx

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