Episode 1: Kicking Off The New Podcast From Ignite


At Ignite this week, Paul and I launched our new podcast, First Ring Daily. The podcast will be happening every day starting October 3rd, Monday through Friday, with shows Monday through Thursday being available to premium users and on Friday, we will record it live and it will be open to everyone.

The Friday episodes and live events will be posted to the YouTube account below and we will also create an RSS feed audio-only listeners too. For the premium aspect of the podcast, we are working to create the protected RSS feed and will share that in the near future.

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If you are at Ignite, we will be recording episode two from the Microsoft podcast center that is located in the B-C connector tomorrow at 1 P.M. There is seating for an audience (several people showed up yesterday) and would love to have you come watch our new show.

This is the latest part of the new Thurrott Premium experience that we are releasing this fall and as you hopefully saw earlier this week, the new comment system is live and the forums are now online.

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  • 1712

    27 September, 2016 - 7:58 am


    • 1

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:44 am

      <p>I have to be honest. I did not realize you could do this. Bravo!</p>

  • 661

    27 September, 2016 - 7:59 am

    <p>audio seems weak… especially Paul’s side</p>

    • 661

      27 September, 2016 - 8:20 am

      <p>kewl – I can upvote my own posting :)&nbsp;</p>

    • 49

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 9:36 am

      <p>Will see if they can fix that today, Microsoft is recording it, not us, so we can’t adjust post production.</p>
      <p>After we are done at ignite, we will have more control of the audio etc and will make sure it works perfectly.</p>

    • 1753

      Premium Member
      28 September, 2016 - 12:00 am

      <p>Yes, the sound was very quiet. I had been watching an IT Pro TV course and had the player volume up full and the audio at about 20 on my notebook, with this podcast, with the player volume up full, I needed to boos the notebook volume to 70…</p>

  • 4698

    27 September, 2016 - 8:03 am

    <p>Darn, another thing to watch! ;-)&nbsp;All the best!</p>

  • 907

    27 September, 2016 - 8:15 am

    <p>I also am finding the audio weak.</p>

  • 134

    27 September, 2016 - 8:20 am

    <p>Great first episode guys!&nbsp; The audio was a little low for Paul, but that wasn’t your doing as I suspect Microsoft recorded this for you.&nbsp; Hope to see this on PocketCast someday!</p>

    • 49

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:14 am


    • 556

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:34 am

      <p>If you look at Pauls mic its too short for him, ofcourse they could have adjusted by lowering brad and upping pauls.&nbsp;</p>

  • 3373

    27 September, 2016 - 8:24 am

    <p>I have the new Outlook and I also "move to junk"&nbsp;</p>

  • 907

    27 September, 2016 - 8:42 am

    <p>OK, my critique for what it’s worth. Brad, last week I posted that I hope this podcast is as bright and breezy as The Sams Report. Very happy to say it is, you two really have a connection and I love the digs in good humor at each other. In my humble opinion for a first episode you have both done well, congrats guys :)</p>

    • 49

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:40 pm


    • 1444

      28 September, 2016 - 3:44 am

      <p>I agree I think the banter between the two of you is great.&nbsp;</p>
      <p>Keep up the good work.&nbsp;</p>

    • 711

      Premium Member
      28 September, 2016 - 7:16 pm

      <p>Yep, love it too! It’s a giant pile of excellence.</p>

  • 65

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 8:59 am

    <p>Great show. Crisp and to the point. Will love audio version for when I’m driving the car.</p>

  • 4138

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 9:21 am

    <p>Are we going to be able to listen to the daily podcast through a podcast app?</p>

    • 49

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:13 am

      <p>We will get an RSS feed setup soon that will deliver the audio portion.</p>

      • 4138

        Premium Member
        27 September, 2016 - 10:29 am

        <p>Fantastic. Thanks, Brad.</p>

      • 441

        Premium Member
        28 September, 2016 - 10:22 am

        <p>Thank you!!! I do all my podcast listing via Plex, sooo if you could make the file names on the RSS "Plex Friendly". &nbsp;I’d love you two forever.<br /><br />BTW you two are funny and very informitive, which is fantastic, becuase even if tech is boring in dry sometimes, the show never will be.&nbsp;</p>

  • 677

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 9:25 am

    <p>Outlook mail is the new one yes ? I have move to junk.</p>

  • 397

    27 September, 2016 - 9:31 am

    <p>Refering to your excellent first First Ring Daily, I can still use "move to junk" from Mail app after getting new Outlook mail (Outlook.com)</p>

  • 5234

    27 September, 2016 - 9:51 am

    <p>Are you planning on getting this published to different podcast repositories like iTunes or Play Music?</p>

    • 5627

      30 September, 2016 - 12:54 pm

      <p>Adding to that it would be nice to have both video and audio in the podcast in Itunes.</p>

  • 1475

    27 September, 2016 - 10:01 am

    <p>Hooray Premium content. And Paul is great on podcasts. I particularly enjoy him lamenting about the old days when Windows was king and the iPhone was merely a dream in Jobs’ head. :D</p>

  • 294

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 10:05 am

    <p>Um… how come this is on YouTube?&nbsp;I mean, I’m all in for free stuff for non-premium users, but I’m almost afraid to share the YouTube link on my social networks :-)</p>

  • 1318

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 10:19 am

    <p>I know it takes a while, but did you guys enable CC for this video?&nbsp; I’m hard-of-hearing and the captions really help even if they’re not accurate.&nbsp; Thanks!</p>

    • 3007

      28 September, 2016 - 12:14 am

      <p>Me too. Brad/Paul if you check the comments we know it was Microsoft recording issues but a possibility of CC would be good for some of us. Thanks.</p>

      • 364

        28 September, 2016 - 8:54 am

        <p>The youtube auto-subtitles/cc is working</p>

  • 3494

    27 September, 2016 - 10:25 am

    <p>Can these be seen live?</p>

  • 570

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 10:27 am

    <p>Well, the audio was weak until I activated "Dolby" and then, presto, It was normal. So, whatever that means. Maybe mono is bad? I don’t really know. Great first podcast!</p>

  • 1534

    27 September, 2016 - 11:00 am

    <p>Well done! I enjoyed the Ignite updates. You guys work well together.</p>

  • 1066

    27 September, 2016 - 11:35 am

    <p>Great new Podcast.&nbsp; Thank you!</p>

  • 2864

    27 September, 2016 - 11:36 am

    <p>&nbsp;I don’t feel as bad knowing that Paul is still waiting for the Outlook.com update as well. I received the upgrade email last week but I figured it was still a distant prospect. At least we can all count the days together.</p>

  • 5271

    27 September, 2016 - 11:45 am

    <p>Brad, I have Outlook Mail (the new one), and right-click has the "Mark as Junk" in the list of menu options. Clicking this sends the email to my&nbsp;Junk folder. There is also a "Move" option in the right-click menu&nbsp;that when clicking, brings up a flyout menu with the Move to Junk Mail option. I think the Mark as Junk works good enough to not have to go to the second menu.</p>

  • 1217

    27 September, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    <p>I like the new forum section. &nbsp;It’s clean, and seems well layed out. &nbsp;Nice! &nbsp;I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet, and plan to tonight, so my apologies if this is answered in the video, but, when will this podcast be available for download by pod cast apps (I specifically use Pocket Casts on Android)?</p>
    <p>Thanks, gentlemen!</p>

  • 5501

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    <p>Looking forward to listening to the new podcast.</p>

  • 939

    27 September, 2016 - 12:48 pm

    <p>Great first episode. Video quality is great, which is always appreciates and it looks very polished. Definitely will watch every week!</p>

  • 5504

    27 September, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    <p>&nbsp;I wonder if the Premium Member numbers are going to be a credibility factor like user numbers on Slashdot. "What does he know, he has a 6 digit Member Number". :)</p>

  • 1266

    27 September, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    <p>I enjoyed the banter – you guys should take your act on the road.&nbsp; Oh wait, you are on the road….</p>

  • 403

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 2:36 pm

    <p>Just posting this so I can tell what my Alpha Member number is!&nbsp; :)</p>

  • 856

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    <p>Are you guys dropping any of the other podcasts you do?</p>

    • 49

      Premium Member
      27 September, 2016 - 10:41 pm

      <p>I cant speak for Paul but the Sams report will live on.&nbsp;</p>

  • 4554

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 3:43 pm

    <p>New comments with common login is great!</p>

  • 713

    27 September, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    <p>Question, wil the video be avilable for download on Windows Phone 10?</p>

  • 4450

    27 September, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    <p>I enjoyed it. Good Work</p>

  • 762

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 5:52 pm

    <p>Posting to see what my "Alpha Member Number is".</p>
    <p>That said I’m glad this is a video podcast because I watch all of my podcasts on Youtube :)</p>

  • 1092

    27 September, 2016 - 5:59 pm

    <p>Where did you the backs done for the Surface Books?</p>

  • 5337

    Premium Member
    27 September, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    <p>Very well done guys! I love the new podcast! :)</p>

  • 941

    Premium Member
    28 September, 2016 - 1:40 am

    <p>A good start guys, thank you.&nbsp; I also agree about the audio levels being low and look forward to when it will return to normal… ;-)</p>

  • 1251

    28 September, 2016 - 12:59 pm

    <p>Loved the podcast</p>

  • 279

    Premium Member
    30 September, 2016 - 9:11 am

    <p>Great Start Guys! Keep up the good work. When do you think the RSS feeds will be done? You will help keep my treadmill running along.</p>

  • 1129

    01 October, 2016 - 7:11 am

    <p>Well done. The banter betwen you two is fun to watch.</p>

  • 4795

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2016 - 1:28 pm

    <p>How can I get these automaticly into my iPhone Podcast app?</p>

  • 4009

    04 October, 2016 - 9:39 am

    <p>Good stuff, looking forward to more!</p>

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