PKS Prerequisites Code | We just updated the code download for the February Beta, it looks like the prerequisites code folder was inadvertently dropped in prepping the files for upload to CodePlex. The code is there now, thanks for your patience.
PKS Upgrade | You should be fine skipping from December to February.
Multiple Podcasts Lists | There are a couple of reasons for multiple podcasts lists:
- Security - Multiple lists allow you to configure multiple security scenarios, for example if you allow your entire org to see and contribute general content you may want to use one list for this, and if your HR group wants to start communicating with just
employees you may want to create a second list with different permissions, limiting who can see the HR content.
- Encode Rules - The auto-encode rules are set at a list level, so you can control default behaviors per list. For example you may not want to re-encode every file a user uploads for h.264, due to performance considerations. But for executive communications
you might want to create a high res, low res, and h.264 file automatically, if you were to create a second list just for executive podcasts you can have multiple sets of encode rules.
- Performance & Archiving - Multiple lists allow you the flexibility to expire content, for example if you create on list per quarter, if after 5 quarters you want to expire content more than a year old you can remove user permissions or delete the oldest
list. Also for performance reasons it not recommended to let your lists exceed 5K podcasts.
Thanks for your continued support and spotting the issue for the missing code.