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  • Blog Post: 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 from Waveland, Mississippi, which was all...
  • Blog Post: 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 for making this happen. Back in May, just before...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hiring a Community and UnMarketing Czar for TechNet.com

    TechNet.com is Microsoft’s premier destination for IT Pros, helping them succeed with Microsoft products and technologies across the full product lifecycle by offering the best content and technical resources from across Microsoft and the community. TechNet drives good customer satisfaction...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is Planning Much More Than Just Social Bookmarking

    With all the buzz about our recent announcement on social bookmarking on MSDN , TechNet , and Expression , it'd be easy to think that's all we're doing. But that's not the case - we are planning much more than that. Why? Because our customers need more than just shared bookmarks to be successful....
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 Expo Day 3: Why Tim O’Reilly wants you to Stop Throwing Sheep!

    Tim O’Reilly put everything in perspective for us this morning by contrasting the current mega-problems of the world (disease, poverty, hunger, slavery even!) with developers' apparent passion for Facebook apps like the one where you can throw sheep . Tim thinks we can do better, folks. Perhaps some...
  • Blog Post: NOW LIVE: Microsoft's New Social App for MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Sites

    Microsoft is opening up the MSDN , TechNet , and Expression sites to the worldwide technical community. Social bookmarking is an important element of our vision , enabling technical professionals to easily share their web favorites, find and connect with each other, and publish community-generated content...
  • Blog Post: New Social Features Integrated into Redesigned MSDN Dev Centers

    Building on the new designs that were launched in May , the MSDN team is beginning to release a new round of Dev Center design updates - starting with the Visual Basic Developer Center . Developer Centers are mini-sites on MSDN focused on specific developer tools and technologies. ...
  • Blog Post: New Podcast: How MSDN is Opening Up to the Developer Community

    Yesterday, I had a chance to talk with John Bristowe (Developer Advisor, Microsoft Canada) about the changes we are making to MSDN, including our social vision and platform. He recorded our chat and now its a podcast you can get from his blog . Have a listen - if you have any suggestions or feedback...
  • Blog Post: 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 are at the event, swing by the MSDN & TechNet...