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Inside Microsoft TechNet

August, 2008

  • At TechEd Australia? Stop by and Meet Us!

    TechEd Australia is next week! And, our own Shanna Del Conte and Chris Slemp ... ...will be there to meet you, talk with you, show you how we are opening up the MSDN and TechNet sites to the technical community, and get your input. If you...
  • Microsoft is Planning Much More Than Just Social Bookmarking

    Our vision is for the MSDN, TechNet, and Expression sites to be the largest and most vibrant online communities for technical professionals, enabling easy connections to the best resources and most knowledgeable people from Microsoft and the global community. Social bookmarking plays a vital role in that vision, but is just one application amongst a network of increasingly integrated applications - all running on a common social platform.
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  • PREVIEW: v 1.0 of Social Bookmarking on MSDN and TechNet

    Microsoft is opening up the MSDN , TechNet , and Expression sites to the community, so that technical professionals can better connect with each other, share knowledge, and succeed. Tagging - and especially social bookmarking - are essential ingredients...
  • 251 Ways to Improve Your Visual Studio Productivity...

    ...and 1 really easy way to improve the lives of students in Waveland, Mississippi. Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders of Sara Ford's Visual Studio Tips book. This book is special, because 100% of the royalties go to a scholarship fund for students...
  • New and Improved MSDN and TechNet Search Impresses Devs and IT Pros

    We've been working hard on our sites' search app. Recently we asked a group of developers and IT professionals to make it their default search for a while. Find out what they said and how to get the most out of MSDN and TechNet search on Chris Slemp...
  • New Developer and TechCenters for SQL Server 2008 now online at MSDN and TechNet

    Fresh technical content for SQL Server 2008 is now online at MSDN and TechNet : New SQL Server 2008 TechCenter New SQL Server 2008 Developer Center Check out Chris Kilbourn's (Lead Site Manager, TechNet) blog for more great SQL Server 2008...
  • CodePlex Turns 2!

    Happy Birthday! :-) Tonight, Soma blogged on CodePlex's 2nd birthday... It seems like only recently, but is has been two years since we launched CodePlex . We launched this in Summer 2006 as Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Our goal...
  • Try the New Windows Live Translator Widget

    To help extend the reach and availability of technical content across global languages and markets, Server & Tools Online (the group that manages the global MSDN , TechNet , Expression , and CodePlex sites) will be leveraging the latest translation...