The new site comment policy that's meant to fight comment spam is a global setting to disable comments on all blogs 30 days from publication (if comments are enabled).
Low-spam-hit-volume Microsoft bloggers slightly miffed at this turn of events have been assured that the setting will sometime become a per-user preference. Here's hoping it's sooner rather than later.
Fair enough - hugs to ::Scott for a really good platform.
You guys could require Passport authentication for the entire blogs.msdn.com server. Isn't that one of the problems the technology was supposed to solve? Of course, Microsoft charges a bundle to license it:-)