Channel 9 (discussion forum)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2012)|
Channel 9 homepage
|Type of site||Video / Forum / Wiki|
|Created by||Microsoft employees|
Channel 9 is a Microsoft community site for Microsoft customers created in 2004. It has video channels, discussions, podcasts, screencasts and interviews with Microsoft. The name was based on the channel nine system used by United Airline in-flight that let customers get to know their pilots. The Channel 9 team have produced interviews with Bill Gates, Erik Meijer (computer scientist), Mark Russinovich and others.
Channel 9 formerly featured a wiki based on Microsoft's own FlexWiki. The wiki had been used to provide ad hoc feedback to various Microsoft teams such as the Internet Explorer team as well as for teams such as Patterns & Practices to promote discussion, although some teams have migrated to CodePlex.