On January 27th the TechNet Blog user accounts merged with the TechNet Forums Profiles.
This was part of a profile centralization effort, which consolidated our users’ profile suites down to a single instance that can be used across the TechNet websites.
There is one of two options you will encounter as a previous user of TechNet.
For those who don’t yet have a user account or a TechNet Profile, you will be guided through the new TechNet Profile creation process. From that point forward, TechNet will use the TechNet Profile automatically.
You are not required to create an TechNet Profile to read a blog or other TechNet content. You will need a profile to add TechNet Community Content, and some blogs will require a Profile to post a comment there.
We are very excited about bringing the Blogs to the TechNet Profile. This is a tremendous step forward which will make an already awesome community that much richer!