Windows 7 Welcome to the all new Channel 9


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Welcome to the all new Channel 9. This is the fifth major release of Channel 9 since our original launch back on April 6, 2004.

With this major release we focussed on top requests from you in the forums along telemetry data to guide our design. We've made it easier to find content through ourbrowse section and did a dramatic redesign across the board for our popularChannel 9 Shows Area, the forums and learning.

Behind the scenes ait has been a complete rewrite of our code, a rebuild of the infrastructure and development methodology.

This fifth edition of Channel 9 is built using:

  • SparkView engine
  • jQuery
  • Silverlight 4
  • Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Azure Table Storage, and memcache
  • ECN for the Content Delivery Network (videos)
For a deeper dive into how we built the site, watch Mike Sampson and Charles TorreGo Deep on Rev 9.All of these code improvements have resulted in our page load times improving dramatically and a greater simplication of our server environment too.

With well over a year in planning, development and testing today is the day for us to make the change over to the new Channel 9. We have been humbled by your never ending support, feedback and enthusiasm for Channel 9.

If you have feedback where we can make this a better place for all of us, please leave your feedback over on ourConnect Site. We're listening.

On behalf of the entire Channel 9 Team , welcome to Rev 9.
Jeff Sandquist


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