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TechNet On: Something new in IT Pro content

TechNet On: Something new in IT Pro content

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TechNet On LogoThe TechNet home page today features a new approach to content, TechNet On: Cloud Security, the first of our new bi-weekly deep-dives into an important IT Pro issue. This represents a departure from the TechNet home page of old, which emphasized linking to all the information in the site, but which took a "there's a lot of great stuff here, enjoy looking for it" approach to exposing the ample technical content on the site. With TechNet On, which will take on a new topic every second week, we're attempting to surface a set of related articles, videos, v-labs, downloads and other TechNet and Microsoft content, as well as community-contributed information, to give customers a meatier starting point for exploring emerging IT topics.

This puts the capstone on the roll-out of TechNet 2.0, which began in March with the new design and continued with the introduction of TechNet Wiki, the new blogging system and more. Based on customer feedback, we're taking the right steps to help speed searching, address strategic planning and business value rather than simply providing support information, and focusing more on actionable information generated by Microsoft and its customers, who take and extend Microsoft technology into novel new implementations that need to be documented in order to help IT Pros innovate in their own work. We're also taking customer feedback to a new level, more on that in a moment.

TechNet On is also just a beginning for the next evolution of the site, as we know there is still much to be done to improve communication between Microsoft and its IT Pro customers, as well as among IT Pro customers who can benefit from the real-world experience their peers accrue in putting technology to work for the enterprise, the small or medium-sized business, and on behalf of remote and independent computer users that increasingly account for more of the workforce.

Which brings me to the other new feature we're launching today, TechNet Futures, a "co-creation space" where you and the TechNet team can discuss what we are doing with the site, what you'd like to see in terms of features (and so, too, that we can explain the resource-based decisions we make in response to your requests) and content on TechNet in the coming year. From the topics we feature as part of TechNet On to new functionality and content investments, Microsoft is listening and learning what you want. If you see a topic you'd like to have TechNet On focus on (pun intended), please let us know in TechNet Futures or email me and I'll bring it up in TechNet Futures. Want to author that content? Let's discuss how we can help you make the article or video you have in mind a success. Building the prosperity of our IT Pro community, however that prosperity needs to take shape, will be a key commitment on our part in the coming year.

Please join us in the TechNet Futures forum to help make TechNet be what you want it to be.

  • Hello I am Nehad,

    Thanks for Microsoft corporation and TechNet to this website and these services.

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