I've been updating the UCA training site recently. This week we installed a new video webpart on this site. Within 30 minutes we located three FREE Sharepoint add-ins that would play either Windows media files or .wmv PLUS Silverlight, Shockwave, and other formats. The first two didn't work, but the third one worked pretty well.
You can view items in the playlist at the bottom of the player where it has been installed. Click to view the page
- then click on the sample item shown in the playlist at the bottom.
Note that whenever we use GotoMeeting for web conferencing, we can save the entire session into a Windows Media file format. The sample I uploaded is an impromptu recording of Chris Regan's explanation of how to configure the Knowledge Base roll-up web part...something we've been struggling to get functional for over a year now.
This is only a first-pass effort - we can improve this with time and effort. And - fortunately - it really doesn't take a whole lot of effort, since all of the tools are available now.
I'd like to recruit a few people to help out with this, and ultimately to contribute content. For example, a 30-minute tutorial on how to write use cases - or use CIMtool - or how to understand a particular section of the CIM...the list is endless.
I added alerts for a dozen or so friends of UCA and CIM. If you read this, please click through and reply with your thoughts. Also, I am planning to do a web conference in the next week for site owners and those who support various UCA sites. So I am hoping to get some thoughts from all of you. Thanks!