Episode 1: Kicking Off The New Podcast From Ignite

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 57


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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  1. 12 | Reply
    Simard57 Alpha Member #631 - 1 month ago

    audio seems weak... especially Paul's side


    1. Brad Sams
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      brad-sams - 1 month ago

      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.

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      wright_is Alpha Member #1319 - 4 weeks ago

      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...

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      Simard57 Alpha Member #631 - 1 month ago

      kewl - I can upvote my own posting :) 

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 1 month ago

    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 :)

    1. Brad Sams
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      brad-sams - 4 weeks ago


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      bennymac Alpha Member #681 - 4 weeks ago

      Yep, love it too! It's a giant pile of excellence.

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      PaulCans Alpha Member #1192 - 4 weeks ago

      I agree I think the banter between the two of you is great. 

      Keep up the good work. 

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    echew Alpha Member #123 - 1 month ago

    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!

    1. Brad Sams
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      brad-sams - 1 month ago


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      JCerna Alpha Member #527 - 1 month ago

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

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    engellion - 1 month ago

    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.

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    SilentHero117 Alpha Member #1132 - 1 month ago

    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!

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      eddopc Alpha Member #1538 - 4 weeks ago

      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.

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      Nickel Alpha Member #343 - 4 weeks ago

      The youtube auto-subtitles/cc is working

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    bgoodbody Alpha Member #1887 - 1 month ago

    New comments with common login is great!

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    Conn200 Alpha Member #1658 - 1 month ago

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

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    LeFrenchFab Alpha Member #1958 - 1 month ago

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

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 1 month ago

    I also am finding the audio weak.

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    fuzzsdad Alpha Member #540 - 1 month ago

    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!

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    dc696969 Alpha Member #381 - 1 month ago

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

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    pbakalor Alpha Member #823 - 1 month ago

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

    1. Brad Sams
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      brad-sams - 4 weeks ago

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

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    xapache - 1 month ago

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

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    ErichK Alpha Member # - 1 month ago

    Looking forward to listening to the new podcast.

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    Sergio Alpha Member #905 - 1 month ago

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

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    nordyj - 1 month ago

    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!

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    RamblingGeek Alpha Member #1038 - 4 weeks ago

    Where did you the backs done for the Surface Books?


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    brucebaker Alpha Member #258 - 3 weeks ago

    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.

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    Fusciacastle Alpha Member #1070 - 3 weeks ago

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

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    Chester - 3 weeks ago

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

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    bke72 Alpha Member #1722 - 3 weeks ago

    Good stuff, looking forward to more!

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    KenRQ Alpha Member #907 - 4 weeks ago

    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... ;-)

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    Dmidnight - 1 month ago

    I enjoyed it. Good Work

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    danmac Alpha Member #732 - 4 weeks ago

    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 :)

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    VladimirGeorgiev Alpha Member #2330 - 4 weeks ago

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

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    BobC1215 Alpha Member #683 - 1 month ago

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

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    john - 1 month ago

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

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    oxymarc - 1 month ago

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

    1. Brad Sams
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      brad-sams - 1 month ago

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

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      oxymarc - 1 month ago

      Fantastic. Thanks, Brad.

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      Tirith Alpha Member #419 - 4 weeks ago

      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. 

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    danielellis Alpha Member #1015 - 1 month ago

    Great new Podcast.  Thank you!

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    Shane Alpha Member #647 - 1 month ago

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

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    jr.flynn Alpha Member #424 - 1 month ago

    Are either of you going to call out Microsoft for the continued HoloLens demos that act like field of view isn't a thing? I mean aside from Paul's snarky comments on Twitter. I realized that showing that field of view exists would be difficult but seeing the entire kitchen in that Lowe's demo would have meant standing 30 feet away.

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    TraderGary Alpha Member #1255 - 1 month ago

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

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    mike2k - 1 month ago


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      Tim - 1 month ago

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

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    navarac Alpha Member #375 - 1 month ago

    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)

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    dougkinzinger Alpha Member #1212 - 1 month ago

    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

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    Maciek Alpha Member #272 - 1 month ago

    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 :-)