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  • Blog Post: Add MSDN/TechNet "Bookmarklet" to Any Web Page

    In May, we released a preview of social bookmarking for MSDN , TechNet , and Expression . Since then, thousands of people worldwide have installed our browser-based bookmarklet to add web pages from across the web to the MSDN, TechNet, and Expression "bookmarkspace." Now, using the javascript below...
  • Blog Post: VORT-EX08: The Swirling Mass You Actually Want to Get Sucked Into

    The MSDN and TechNet teams recently helped to launch VORT - EX08 (Virtual Online Remix- Total Experience), an online “virtual” conference for IT professionals, developers, and designers in the Europe. There are cool virtual booths for both MSDN and TechNet. To see them, sign in to the Vortex site...
  • Blog Post: Find out what Mark Russinovich, Keith Combs, and Bill Hilf are Bookmarking

    As we kick off the second week of TechEd 2008 North America , we have nearly 1,500 bookmarkers from around the world saving their internet favorites using our TechNet Social Bookmarks Preview . One of the coolest things about social bookmarking is that you can easily see what others are bookmarking...
  • Blog Post: About Social Bookmarking, Tagspace, and our new Social Platform

    Since Friday, I’ve seen a few blogs that refer to our Social Bookmarks as Tagspace , and some that also assume we aim to compete with Delicious and other social bookmarking sites. Some comments… The MSDN and TechNet sites are not trying to compete with the current players in the social space...
  • Blog Post: New Social Bookmarking Feeds in MSDN Dev Centers

    Part of our vision for Social Bookmarks it to use "social feeds" (i.e., feeds generated by content bookmarked by customers) to enable members of the community to publish useful resources directly to our sites. I'm happy to say that we have two great early examples how this would work on MSDN: ...
  • Blog Post: Thanks for a Great TechEd Developers 2008!

    Last week was a great week and I want to thank everyone who visited us in the MSDN Zone and/or attended Tshak's or Paul Johnson's sessions. I also want to thank the more than 1,200 social bookmarkers from around the world that have started bookmarking using our new Social Bookmarks Preview . We have...
  • 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 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: What's Different about Social Bookmarking on MSDN, TechNet, and Expression

    Quite a few in the blogosphere have noticed our Social Bookmarking Preview (thanks!) but some have also commented that it doesn't really offer anything new or different to the "space." A few thoughts on that (kind of long ones, sorry)... The difference between our approach and the approach of other...
  • 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: See What People are Bookmarking with "The Ticker" for MSDN & TechNet

    With social bookmarking for MSDN and TechNet , members of the technical community can bookmark and tag online resources for their own use and for the benefit of others. Bookmarked resources can even be published as feeds on the sites . Now, The Ticker (developed using Silverlight 2 Beta ) offers a...
  • Blog Post: "Ticker" and "Orbs" on Silverlight 2 Beta 2

    Ticker and Orbs are cool new Silverlight apps that visualize online community activity in fun and interesting ways. Find them here. Ticker: shows feeds of recent social bookmarks from MSDN and TechNet ; see what people are bookmarking - click on a bookmark to stop the flow and open it in your browser...
  • Blog Post: Create Customized Social Feeds with MSDN and TechNet Social

    Thousands of technical professionals worldwide are now using MSDN and TechNet Social and Forums to bookmark and tag online resources. And it's easy to create customized and dynamic feeds from our social platform to publish social content by person, tag, language, time period, popularity, and more. ...
  • Blog Post: NOW LIVE: Social Bookmarking Preview for MSDN, TechNet, and Expression

    The Social Bookmarking Preview for MSDN, TechNet, and Expression is now live and can be accessed with these links: http://msdnbookmarks.com http://technetbookmarks.com http://expressionbookmarks.com While the Preview does not have full functionality and is not yet integrated into the rest...
  • Blog Post: New Channel 9 Videos on MSDN/TechNet Social Vision and Apps

    Great new videos about MSDN and TechNet's social vision, new social apps, and site redesign are now online on Channel 9! Meet the people behind the sites... MSDN/TechNet Social Platform: Social Bookmarking, User Profile, Enhanced Forums MSDN/TechNet Site Redesign: More Useful, Better Experience...
  • Blog Post: 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 Social to bookmark library articles you think are...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight 2 App Visualizes Social Bookmarking on MSDN and TechNet

    Ever wonder what people are actually bookmarking using MSDN and TechNet Social ? Check out the Ticker and find out! With the Ticker, you can quickly see what’s being bookmarked by the technical community right now, today, yesterday, or over the past week. With each bookmark, you are also just one...
  • 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...