Spot the hidden Ajax in the latest MSDN Forums Release


I just knew there was at least one use for Ajax in the web forum world.  The Microsoft.Com forums team turned the key on their latest release today that includes just a sprinkle of Ajax.  Can you find it from the http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN site?  You’ll have to be a member to notice is the hint I’ll give.


I think the effect is too subtle and hidden today, but we should be able to improve it over time to make the feature really stand out and be of high value.  I’m just waiting for google to add this to groups and have it called the best thing since sliced lettuce. 


Big thanks and congratulations to the Forums team for shipping not 1, but 2 things today.  Too bad I can’t show you the other.  🙂   If you have feedback on the new look/feel of the forums site feel free to post it here.


In related news… the /MSDN site will soon no longer by the only adopters of this forum project at Microsoft.  Not sure I can give away who should be launching their own forum site tomorrow, but it’s a big M.  🙂


Josh

Comments (4)

  1. mabster says:

    It works a treat, Josh. Well done to all concerned. Are you looking to work with the Telligent guys to add this sort of functionality to CommunityServer, or is this a MS-only thing?

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    If you check out this article http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnaspp/html/ASPNetSpicedAjax.asp there is actually a sample that builds it on top of community server. I’m sure they could put this in by default if they had requests for it.

  3. Saurabh Nandu says:

    It’s nice to see this feature of Active Search being implemented and too quite quickly. If I remember correctly you had bloged this idea just a couple of months back!

    Although I still stand by my earlier comment that this functionality needs to be Marketed well. right now its a little suttle and many might not even notice what changed.

  4. MSDN Archive says:

    Agreed. I’m sure we’ll improve on it over time. its already proven useful to me.