Episode 1: Kicking Off The New Podcast From Ignite

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, First Ring Daily with 56 Comments


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.

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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Comments (56)

56 responses to “Episode 1: Kicking Off The New Podcast From Ignite”

  1. 661

    audio seems weak... especially Paul's side


    • 49

      Will see if they can fix that today, Microsoft is recording it, not us, so we can't adjust post production.


      After we are done at ignite, we will have more control of the audio etc and will make sure it works perfectly.

    • 1753

      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...

    • 661

      kewl - I can upvote my own posting :) 

  2. 907

    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 :)

  3. 5234

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

    • 5627

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

  4. 5271

    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 Junk folder. There is also a "Move" option in the right-click menu 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.

  5. 1318

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

    • 3007

      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.

  6. 134

    Great first episode guys!  The audio was a little low for Paul, but that wasn't your doing as I suspect Microsoft recorded this for you.  Hope to see this on PocketCast someday!

    • 49


    • 556

      If you look at Pauls mic its too short for him, ofcourse they could have adjusted by lowering brad and upping pauls. 

  7. 4554

    New comments with common login is great!

  8. 3373

    I have the new Outlook and I also "move to junk" 

  9. 907

    I also am finding the audio weak.

  10. 4698

    Darn, another thing to watch! ;-) All the best!

  11. 570

    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!

  12. 5504

     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". :)

  13. 939

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

  14. 1266

    I enjoyed the banter - you guys should take your act on the road.  Oh wait, you are on the road....

  15. 5501

    Looking forward to listening to the new podcast.

  16. 403

    Just posting this so I can tell what my Alpha Member number is!  :)

  17. 856

    Are you guys dropping any of the other podcasts you do?

    • 49

      I cant speak for Paul but the Sams report will live on. 

    • 1

      I have to be honest. I did not realize you could do this. Bravo!

  18. 762

    Posting to see what my "Alpha Member Number is".

    That said I'm glad this is a video podcast because I watch all of my podcasts on Youtube :)

  19. 713

    Question, wil the video be avilable for download on Windows Phone 10?

  20. 4450

    I enjoyed it. Good Work

  21. 1092

    Where did you the backs done for the Surface Books?


  22. 5337

    Very well done guys! I love the new podcast! :)

  23. 941

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

  24. 1251

    Loved the podcast

  25. 279

    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.

  26. 1129

    Well done. The banter betwen you two is fun to watch.

  27. 4795

    How can I get these automaticly into my iPhone Podcast app?

  28. 1217

    I like the new forum section.  It's clean, and seems well layed out.  Nice!  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)?

    Thanks, gentlemen!

  29. 2864

     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.

  30. 65

    Great show. Crisp and to the point. Will love audio version for when I'm driving the car.

  31. 4138

    Are we going to be able to listen to the daily podcast through a podcast app?

    • 49

      We will get an RSS feed setup soon that will deliver the audio portion.

      • 4138

        Fantastic. Thanks, Brad.

      • 441

        Thank you!!! I do all my podcast listing via Plex, sooo if you could make the file names on the RSS "Plex Friendly".  I'd love you two forever.

        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. 

  32. 1066

    Great new Podcast.  Thank you!

  33. 677

    Outlook mail is the new one yes ? I have move to junk.

  34. 397

    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)

  35. 1475

    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

  36. 294

    Um... how come this is on YouTube? 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 :-)

  37. 3494

    Can these be seen live?

  38. 1534

    Well done! I enjoyed the Ignite updates. You guys work well together.

  39. 4009

    Good stuff, looking forward to more!