Keith Combs' Blahg

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  • Blog Post: It’s Alive !!! – TechNet 2.0 Search and Profiles Launch !!!

    This afternoon we turned on the new TechNet 2.0 Profiles.  In addition to that, we also lit up the new TechNet 2.0 Search.  If this is new to you, let me recap briefly from TechNet 2.0 - Episode 3 – TechNet Search and TechNet 2.0 – Episode 5 – Videos and Profiles what’s going on. Search We...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 Is Getting Smarter – Join the Conversation

    Yesterday was a fascinating day. We broke the snowfall record in Dallas.  I think we broke another record at my blog with the interest in TechNet 2.0.  Many of you came here after reading the TechNet Flash. So here’s the scoop on what is happening. The TechNet team is hard at work rolling out...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 7 – The Homepage

    The TechNet 2.0 release is nearly here and soon you’ll be able to see the homepage displayed at technet.microsoft.com. The TechNet homepage has been challenging to use in the past because the IT Pro audience is so large and diverse.  TechNet never made consistent decisions about what kind of content...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 4 – Troubleshooting and Download Finders

    Have you ever received an error message or number in some software product, and wonder what it means or how to resolve it? Where is the first place you search? In my case it really depends on the browser I happen to have launched. The vast majority of the time that’s IE8 so I enter the error message...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – the big reveal starts tomorrow

    Tomorrow I’ll be releasing Episode 1 of a series of blog posts and podcasts on TechNet 2.0 .  TechNet 2.0 (TN20) is the project name for a series of improvements we are making to the IT Pro services at http://technet.microsoft.com . It would be helpful for me to know how many of you would like more...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 2 – The New TechCenters

    Welcome back to another installment of our podcast series on TechNet 2.0. As you’ll recall from Episode 1 , we discussed some of the core scenarios that drive many of the services and features we are putting into the technet.microsoft.com platform. You may think of the TechNet website as the library...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 Is Coming – Join the Conversation

    The TechNet team is hard at work rolling out a brand new set of platform features code named TechNet 2.0 (or TN20 ).  We started blogging about those features and you can keep up with them here on my blog.  I made it easy to see via the TN20 tag.  You can further filter that tag if you...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 5 – Videos and Profiles

    TechNet has recorded thousands of videos in the past ten years in the form of webcast replays, screencasts on blogs, and in the product TechCenter “ How Do I ” areas. Video is the fastest growing content type on TechNet and I see no slowdown in growth. In fact, we have some interesting plans I think...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 is ALIVE !!!

    TechNet 2.0 is rolling out as we speak. There are literally thousands of pages being lit right now so give it some time for things to quiesce. I don’t have an ETA for completion but when it happens I’ll come back and update this post. If you spot obvious issues, could you please login and post a description...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 6 – Wiki

    Each of you has likely used one of the world’s most popular Wiki’s known as http://wikipedia.org . The English section of that site has 3.2 million articles and there are many more supported languages. An excerpt from the mission of the site is “to empower and engage people around the world to collect...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet Wiki has launched !!!

    As you’ll recall in February and March we launched a number of very visible changes to the de facto IT Pro portal, http://technet.microsoft.com . We also soft launched the Beta of the TechNet Wiki but I was under a gag order and not allowed to blog, tweet, or otherwise evangelize the project. The gag...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 – Episode 1 – Core Scenarios and Branding

    The TechNet team at Microsoft is planning some big changes to the website over the next few months – they call the project “TechNet 2.0” or “TN20” for short. John Martin leads the TechNet team, (he’s also my boss !) and he and I decided to partner on a new blog series to introduce all the new things...
  • Blog Post: TechNet 2.0 - Episode 3 – TechNet Search

    If you've been reading my blog about TechNet 2.0, you know we have some great new improvements coming. One of my favorites is the improvements we've made to the TechNet Search experience at the http://technet.microsoft.com website. I think the reason for this is because I have spent an unusual amount...
  • Blog Post: TechNet On: launches with Cloud Security

    June 15, 2010 marks the beginning of a new content and publishing adventure.  It’s called TechNet On: and we are bundling technical content into the topics that are top of mind for IT Professionals. First up is Cloud Security .  As with all topics, there are different layers or elements that...