On the Microsoft websites you will find many opportunities to sign up for essential newsletters delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. There is one place you can go to subscribe and unsubscribe to all of these newsletters - the Microsoft Profile Centre website.
There are many newsletters and the frequency of them will vary. These are the newsletters I would consider mandatory reading for IT Professionals and Developers. These will help keep you up to date, in addition to the regular postings on this website BlogMS.
Overview of the Microsoft Profile Centre
The Microsoft Profile Centre allows you to manage your personal information, subscribe to e-newsletters, and choose your marketing contact preferences for Microsoft and our trusted partners.
Your Contact Preferences:
Your Personal Information: View, add, or edit the personal information and marketing contact preferences that you have provided. Use this section to ensure that we have the most up to date information and to choose whether Microsoft or our trusted partners may contact you.
Your Business Information: View, add, or edit information about your job and your organization. Provide this information to help us personalize and recommend content that matches your job, organization, or industry.
Your Technology Preferences: View, add, or edit information about your technologies and technology interests. Provide this information to help us personalize and recommend content that matches your interests.
To access the Profile Centre website you need to have a valid Microsoft Live ID. If you don't have an existing account you can create one by clicking the 'Sign Up' button on the Microsoft Profile website.
To get started you need to go to the following website: http://profile.microsoft.com/
Look for the Subscribe to Microsoft Communications or manage your existing subscriptions option on the website.