Looking to write for MSDN?

Someone recently asked me for our template, style guidelines and other details about writing for MSDN. I wanted to find the public page about this, so I dug around for what seemed like ages and couldn't find anything even though I knew this was up on MSDN somewhere.

Eventually, I resorted to search and tracked it down at http://msdn.microsoft.com/aboutmsdn/submit.asp. Since it was so hard for me to find, I thought I should bubble it up to the front page of VB and C#, in case anyone else is looking for it 🙂

Update: Stephen Toub from MSDN Magazine just sent me the corresponding link for submissions to their publication... http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/submit.aspx

Another Update: For some reason, this posts gets a lot of comments from people looking for a free download of MSDN. That is not what this post is about, it is about writing articles for MSDN. Go ahead and ask for a free copy of MSDN, I'm just going to ignore it.... that isn't something I can provide.

Comments (29)

  1. Thanks! Much appreciated.

  2. Duncan Mackenzie dug up inspiration in the form of guidelines for submitting articles for the Microsoft Developer Network and for MSDN Magazine. I think most developers fancy the idea of getting published in some way and I’m no different. I’d be thrilled if I was able to meet the challenge once my current work project winds down. I have so many ideas it’s hard to decide where to focus….

  3. Mike says:


    This may not be related to Visual Basic, but I need some help. I have a lot of digital pictures in jpg format, and one day they are all converted to VBscript files. I don’t have VB program, and I don’t know how this happened. If you know how to convert back to jpg so that I can take a look at the pictures, please e-mail me the instruction. My e-mail address is mdk90274@yahoo.com. I thanks you for reading this and appreciate your help.



  4. This may not be related says:

    Sounds like some sort of virus?

  5. john says:

    forum sink to the usb hub then use telnet terminal "(arag.org::V100") connecting using visual aid one basic

  6. Daniel Joseph Foley says:

    Do you have a free MSDN for Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise? It would be useful to have one. In PDF format for free download is a good start. Maybe a complete MSDN book free e – book for download.

    Reply me at danieljosephfoley1980@hotmail.com

  7. thank you for your free download.

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