This weekend Mary Lee posted on the VB Team blog some tips for navigating the MSDN Library. One thing she mentioned that was interesting to me (that I didn’t even know about) is that there is a low bandwidth version of the library online that you can use. Take any library URL and place "(loband)" in the page name, i.e: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc488280(loband).aspx
Then you can persist this by clicking on the link at the top of the page:
This removes the large table of contents that displays on the left hand side and should help out those developer communities on low bandwidth connections. Give it a try and let us know if it works.