Maybe I’m the last one to realize this, but in case I’m not I wanted to share with the rest of you.
When I became I Microsoft MVP back in January 2004, I was entitled to a free MSDN Magazine subscription. I’ve had this before and it is a great magazine comprised of interesting, helpful articles by some very good authors. My subscription just ran out last month but I decided not to renew because it’s available online for free and now I’d have to pay for it. I do miss having it in-hand, however, during long flights and other times when it’d be nice to read.
Stephen Toub — author of the “.NET Matters” columns in MSDN Magazine — announced that the November 2005 MSDN Magazine edition was now available online and for download in HTML Help format (.chm files), too! I was amazed. I checked the archives and found they started doing this in January 2005. Just on the “cover” of the issue is an image button that reads “HTML Help Format” and specifies the file size.
While it may not be a periodical in-hand, it’s good enough that whether or not I have an Internet connection I still can read MSDN Magazine!