Wiki Life: YouTube + TechNet Wiki

Welcome to Wiki Life Wednesday!

So what does YouTube have to do with TechNet Wiki?

Well using YouTube with TechNet Wiki is a great way to display a video within an article.



View that video in this article: Wiki: About TechNet Wiki

In the example above, we have an interview or commentary style of video that compliments the content on that page. Rather than just having the official sounding text, Eric also gives us the story via video, in a personal and casual way.

Next let's look at marketing-style videos:



View that video in this article: TechNet Wiki: Getting Started

Why would you want to view a video inside an article?

Well, like the example above, you get a tour or marketing style video that fits with the theme of the article. So you read about the product (TechNet Wiki), and then you can take a break to be whisked away for a moment and get the marketing pitch. Then you land back to keep reading.

Here's another example of using a Marketing video:


View that video in this article: PowerPivot Overview

It's an overview article, where you take a break to watch a marketing cartoon.

And one more Marketing example. This video is from a page of several videos that introduce a product...


View that video in this article: Data Explorer Introduction Videos

That's my voice at the beginning! And I animated that video.

But obviously you could do more than marketing videos. You could include a tutorial/walk through video (with screencap) to demonstrate how to use a product, such as PowerPivot:



View that video in this article: PowerPivot: Create a PivotChart from PowerPivot Data (video)

Yes, that's me in the video!

As you'll see on the page that contains the video above (PowerPivot: Create a PivotChart from PowerPivot Data (video)), the article compliments the video. You get introduction text and you get instructions, so that you can go back and forth between reading and watching the video while you listen to the video the entire time. It also contains links to other helpful articles.

And here's another technical video. This one's by Jordano, one of our Portuguese contributors:



View that video in this article: Expandindo Volumes no Hyper-V (pt-BR) 


What software would you use to edit video?

- Microsoft Movie Maker

- Adobe Premiere

What software can you use for screen capture (recording your tutorials)?

- Microsoft Expression Encoder

- CamStudio (open source)

- Camtasia

How would you use videos? What videos have you found useful on TechNet Wiki?

Remember that YouTube + TechNet Wiki = Social Synergy!!!

- Ninja Ed