|New Book "
Windows Media Resource Kit"
Book News, Inc.
This book/CD-ROM resource kit offers technical insights and tools needed for capturing, encoding, distributing,
and playing back digital video and audio using the Windows Media 9 Series platform. The CD-ROM contains
production and administration resources including Windows Media Player 9 Series, Windows Media Encoder
9 Series, and Microsoft Media Load Simulator 9 Series, plus demo software. Gill is a technical writer
for Microsoft.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
About the Author
The highly skilled experts on the Microsoft Windows Media team, including Tricia Gill and Bill Birney,
are responsible for every phase of planning, developing, deploying, and supporting Windows Media technologies.
Bill has been creating content for more than 35 years. He started out in radio as a disc jockey, then
gained broad experience in many fields, including television, music, audio production, film, corporate
communications, and software. During his career, he has worked as a scriptwriter, composer, producer,
director, video editor, sound designer, and creative director. Bill was a developmental editor and co-author
of the book Inside Windows Media (Que, 1999), and was most recently co-author of the Windows Movie Maker
Handbook (Microsoft Press, 2000).
Tricia began her career as a newspaper reporter before moving into technical communication. Over the
past 18 years, she has written about a range of topics including hydroelectric power plants, pet food
drives, passenger jets, public school programs, and computer software. While at Microsoft, Tricia has
written online Help for Microsoft Site Server and Windows Media Encoder, assisted with the user interface
design of Microsoft Commerce Serer, and written numerous Web articles and white papers about Windows
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq ‘MSFT’) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business
computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through
great software—any time, any place, and on any device.
The definitive reference for planning and deploying Windows Media technologies on the Microsoft Windows®
.NET Server family—straight from the source. This official Microsoft RESOURCE KIT provides in-depth technical
guidance plus must-have tools for IT professionals who need to implement streaming media solutions for
corporate communications, training and education, e-commerce, commercial broadcast, and other uses. The
book provides a detailed deployment road map that covers all related Windows Media components, including
Windows Media Encoder, Windows Media Services, Windows Media Player, and Microsoft Producer, as well
as cache/proxy servers, routers, and other third-party networking software and hardware. In addition
to providing expert installation advice, the authors—members of Microsoft’s Windows Media team—share
their insights on how to build custom streaming solutions using samples from the Windows Media software
development kit (SDK). They’ve also packed the RESOURCE KIT CD-ROM with essential tools, including Windows
Media products such as the encoder and a load simulator; test content including audio and video files;
SDK code samples; and scenario-based topologies, plans, and checklists
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Windows Media Resource Kit