Misc things – Video blogging / SnagIT / Camtasia

This is a post of a few misc items I wanted to pass along.  I know blogging, podcasting is everywhere but what about "Video blogging"? I think Robert Scoble is the face of blogging when it came to the Microsoft camp but in the overall scheme not the biggest.  My blogging hero is Scott Watermasysk ( http://scottwater.com/blog ) who created .Text.  This changed blogging for a lot of Microsoft folks.  I attended a 2 hour presentation at Techsmith – http://www.techsmith.com ( makers of SnagIT and Camtasia ).  Techsmith is located in Okemos MI.  Here is the event summary – http://www.techsmith.com/community/articles/stephaniebryant.asp Betsy Weber, http://www.techsmith.com/company/management.asp#bweber who was very nice along with many others brought in Stephanie Bryant to present on video blogging.  Stephanie is the author of Videoblogging for Dummies. http://mortaine.com/  It was an interesting presentation and nice to see a different technology. I bought the book and definitely will learn a thing or three!. 

Here are some links about video blogging thanks to Stephanie Bryant. 

Along with the presentation, the Camtasia product was discussed and is very handy!  "Camtasia Studio lets you easily create compelling training and presentations for Web and CD-ROM delivery, and you can do it without ever leaving your office.  It is the only product versatile enough to record live PowerPoint presentations, personalized technical training sessions, and rich software demonstrations."  It will help with documentation and worth checking out. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

I am the Membership director for GLUGNet (http://www.glugnet.org), a .NET user group in Lansing MI.  We have a meeting on August 17th and Drew Robbins from Microsoft is presenting on WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation).  This is an overview of the components of WPF, the basic controls for building WPF applications and how to add code to your WPF application. We’ll also take a brief looking at the Expression Interactive Designer and how it will be used by designers in the software development process.  If you are in this part of the world, stop by room 2205 on the Michigan State Campus from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Hope this was interesting, it was for me. 🙂

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