January – February Beta Release Updates

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:11 PM
Edited Jan 31, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Included are our proposed releases for the January & February Betas. Originally we had intended this to be the complete release for January but due to the size and complexity were unable to produce a build we felt was stable enough for release. We now plan to release a scaled back January Beta the week of February 2nd and the February Release at the end of the month.

January Release

•    Updated Media Encoder Service - Full Support for Expression Encoder SP1
o    Auto Encode Features (Set multiple encoding profiles, for expanded device support)
o    Advanced System Default Thumbnail Handling (set unique default thumbnails based on file types)
•    H.264 Support (Requires a full licensed version of Expression Encoder SP1)

February Release

•    Updated Network File Store (NFS)
o    Auto Upload of Files
o    Improved Linking Between Podcasts List and File System
o    Resolves Known Issues Relating to Editing Uploaded Files
•    Updated Download Tracker
o    Tracking of downloads from RSS Subscriptions
o    Resolves Playback and Downloads Delays
•    Updated Ratings & Commenting
o    Support for custom AAMs & IIS Host Headers
o    Average Series and Podcaster Ratings (Avg Ratings, #of Downloads)
o    AJAX Discussion Board Integration (support for multiple comments)
•    Event Handler
o    Move PKS Event Handler Functionality to Media Encoder
o    Resolve Known Workflow Issues
•    Install Guidance for PKS Sub site installs
o    Use Case 1: Install PKS as a Sub Site
o    Use Case 2: Create a PKS Sub Site Under an Existing PKS Site

As always feedback is appreciated.

Happy Podcasting!


Feb 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM
Edited Feb 23, 2009 at 11:00 PM
These plans look Great Austin... I'm looking forward to February's release as I'm having a problem related to the "unable to retrieve configuration settings" error.  Has the problem been addressed elsewhere or do I need to wait for the Feb release?