Last night I presented Windows Media Center Edition 2005 at the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group. I demo’d many of the features of MCE- including Live TV, Recorded TV, Music, Pictures, and More Programs (including the MCE version of Solitaire!). There seemed to be quite a bit of interest in the product- I think I got the most questions I’ve ever had for a presentation! We talked about building an MCE PC for $400 or less. Many of the attendees were already working on ways to justify an MCE purchase to their wives by the end of the meeting so I took that as a good sign (where’s my commission, Microsoft? <grin>) .
Truly, MCE is a great product. There are many features and once you see it in action, it’s hard to resist.
In case you happened to miss the presentation, I will be presenting it again in Findlay on March 30. I will be going into a little more depth on developing add-ins as well. (Time pending of course!)
I have also posted the presentation that I gave here. Be sure to check it out. The source code for the add-in demo isn’t quite in a polished format, so if you want that please email me privately.