Today I’d like to go over some information regarding the sign up process as well as the account creation and association process. It seems the introduction of Windows Live ID with the MSDN and TechNet blogs has confused a few too many of you – we are sorry about that, it wasn’t our intention… really :-)
Technically, you aren’t. Anyone can read the blogs without signing up. But in reality, you are. What’s happening is that you are signed into another Windows Live ID enabled web site. The blog platform sees that and then signs you in “silently” or in other words, signs you in without you explicitly asking to. This works really well once you’ve completed the create an account/associate an account process because you can move from site to site and maintain your sign in across many of the Microsoft properties. However if you’ve not completed the sign up process, you’ll be prompted to do that even if you just want to read the blog.
The other situation you may be asked to sign in is if you click a person's name to view their profile. See the “Why Should I Sign In?” section below for more information on that. So at this point either click Sign out if you don’t want to create the account or complete the sign up and you’ll be set moving forward. We are reviewing this configuration and we may modify this silent sign in if it’s too confusing to our blog readers…
When you click the Sign in link on any page in the blogs you’ll be taken to the Windows Live ID sign in page. You can select any Windows Live ID account you already have or create a new one at that time. The first time you sign in with a Windows Live ID account you’ll be presented with the “Create an Account OR Associate an Account” page.
Signing in gives you a bunch of benefits that anonymous readers do not get. Some of these include:
Hopefully that gives you a little more insight into the sign in and sign up process. More information on profiles, settings etc. coming soon!
How can i start my blog
how can I create a technet blog - i have a windows live ID already but cant see an easy way of creating a blog
thanks in advance
same problem with matt starkie, how to create a blog in technet???
Hi i alredy have a blog with technet, buti want to know haow many people is visiting my blog, can you help me? Thanks
I am unable to create a blog on here, it appears to be a common issue where active users of the MS forums associate their ID with blogs.
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome.
Hi Martin - TechNet blogs are only available for Microsoft employees to create.
How can I post my blog on technet. I am not getting any link to create my own blog. Please help me out.
Unfortunately non Microsoft employees can't creat or post there Blogs on TechNet :(
I wish they let us put out blogs on TechNet....
If only MS Employees are able to post blogs here then what is meaning of contributing to social ..? How do I earn points as non MS employee coz my profile clearly says points earned by Forums, Galleries, TechNet Wiki & Blogs...
I'am okay with Sandip Shinde.. How to blog posts if we are not MS employees?
I totally agree with Sandip Shinde. How can non Microsoft employees going to earn point from blogs if they not allow to create blogs.
give the details about Commenting
Non-Microsoft staff can attain achievements on the blogs via commenting on and rating the posts of Microsoft employees. There are a total of six achievements that can be earned this way, but these activities do not earn any points. If you would like a place to post your technical writings, you can head over to the TechNet Wiki and the more people view your contributions, the more points you earn.
And for MVP users, we are able to create a Technet blog ?
Can you create a virtual private network inside a local area network?