Microsoft Learn absorbs Channel 9 and commits to preserving its essence

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is inserting Channel 9 into one of its bigger initiatives.
  • Microsoft Learn will be the new home of Channel 9.
  • The company says Channel 9 will retain its unique style and essence, with the only major difference being the location where users can consume the content.

The Channel 9 you knew is set to change forever. Well, change locations. By all accounts, though Microsoft has announced it's injecting the operation into the Microsoft Learn family, Channel 9 content itself will remain the same as always.

For those of you not familiar with Channel 9: It's a site where developers and the Microsoft community at large can discuss the company's activities and products without PR and marketing calling the shots. It features all the video content you could ever want on key pillars of Redmond's operations.

Now, it's being plopped into the Microsoft Learn family. To reassure everyone that Channel 9 is retaining its voice, the tech giant's blog post announcing the shakeup also clarified that the site's productions won't be altered or modified to fit new constraints. Instead, they'll simply be changing locations and will still "march to the beat of their own drummer."


Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

All the aforementioned news comprises the latter half of Microsoft's blog post, which also serves to promote Learn TV. "Join Learn TV November 8 for the launch of Visual Studio 2022 at VS 2022," the post advertises. "And November 9, we're hosting .NET Conf 2021, a three-day developer event that celebrates the major releases of the .NET development platform."

If you find yourself remembering .NET and Microsoft sharing the same headline recently outside of this Learn TV news, you're not imagining things. The .NET community and Microsoft have a history.

Robert Carnevale

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