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Inside Microsoft TechNet

October, 2008

  • Top 5 Reasons Why People Use MSDN and Other Fun MSDN Factoids

    Part of running a global network of websites is looking at numbers – lots of numbers. Recently, we had a look at metrics from MSDN and TechNet from July to September. Here are some highlights on MSDN. Next post will be TechNet. As a member of the MSDN...
  • Top Bookmarkers Tag Content from .NET and Security to Poker and Guitars

    Guess who’s into Windows Server…and Guitars? This UK dev is into Silverlight…and Poker. In early September, we launched v1.0 of MSDN Social and TechNet Social , featuring social bookmarking, which allows people to save their web favorites online, see...
  • Major MSDN Forums Now Live on New Forums App

    Millions of customers visit MSDN Forums and TechNet Forums each month (more than 9 million visitors in September) for technical discussions and answers to technical questions. Earlier this year, the team released an all-new Forums application featuring...
  • 5 Ways to Get More Out of Your MSDN and TechNet Library Experience

    The online libraries on MSDN and TechNet are among the most used sites on our network. Here's some great ways to get the most out of your Library experience. Bookmark it: Create your own personal library and share it using MSDN Social and TechNet...
  • New “Oslo” Resources Now on MSDN

    "Oslo" is the code name for Microsoft’s platform for model-driven applications. The goal of Oslo is to provide a 10x productivity gain by making model-driven applications mainstream with domain-specific models, a new language, and tools. To...
  • Live from PDC2008 - MSDN and CodePlex!

    This year’s Professional Developer Conference – PDC2008 -  is kicking off today in Los Angeles, and is shaping up to be one of the most significant developer events from Microsoft in a long time. In addition to major technology announcements around...
  • Social Bookmarking Kicks Off at TechEd Brazil

    In September, Microsoft launched v1 of MSDN Social and TechNet Social supporting social bookmarking in 12 languages. This week, the Brazilian Portuguese version is getting a workout at TechEd Brazil in Sao Paulo. Awareness and excitement about our social...
  • New Windows 7 Developer Guide Featured on MSDN

    In support of the pre-beta version provided today at PDC2008 , the MSDN team has updated the Windows developer center on MSDN to include new Windows 7 resources.   Featured content this week includes the new Windows 7 Developer Guide , which can...
  • MSDN Launches New Developer Center for Azure Platform Services

    In coordination with the announcements this week at PDC2008 , MSDN has launched a new developer center for Azure Platform Services . This new center is THE go-to MSDN site for cloud-computing, including resources for SQL Data Services, Live Services,...
  • Top 5 Resources Used on TechNet and Other Interesting TechNet Factoids

    Every quarter or so, we’re going to start providing the MSDN and TechNet communities with some insights about activity on the global websites. Yesterday, I posted on MSDN – today is TechNet. As a member of the TechNet community, I hope you find this interesting...
  • Brand Your Open Source Projects on CodePlex

    This week, we released an update to CodePlex - Microsoft’s open source project hosting site - that enables project owners to better brand their project pages with project-specific logos and titles. Here are a couple of examples: Compared to the previous...