Writing for MSDN Magazine: A Primer

Ever wanted to publish an article in MSDN Magazine? If so, here’s what you need to know. First, send us your idea: our submissions email is mmsubmit@microsoft.com. Make the Subject Line of the email “MSDN Article Query“. As part of that email, we’ll need the following information: A tentative title for your proposed article. A…

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A Tentative Content Plan for 2010

Dear readers, while we could yet make some few tweaks to the agenda, these below is for now the most possible content plan for next year.   Month Theme January Cloud Computing February Distributed Computing, SOA March Modeling and Tools, Application Lifecycle Management April Programming and Design Techniques May Rich Internet Applications June Performance and…

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Lining Up Columns

Continuing with this series on my plans for MSDN Magazine, I’ll address here another question that I’m getting often these days. While a few posts ago I talked about the mindsets on which my content strategy is to be based, it’s now time to talk a bit about the concrete stuff I’m envisioning, in order…

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A Necessary 101 on Professional Application Development

I’m in the job of establishing partnerships with different stakeholders (authors, readers, vendors, colleagues, etc.) in order to consolidate the vision depicted in my last post about the editorial line I’d like to promote thru this magazine. In order to defend my ideas about column lineup, editorial style, bill of materials, etc., I need to…

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File > New > Project: Developing a New MSDN Magazine!!

For some while now, my colleagues were asking me about my plans for the magazine. In other words, my editorial line, editorial style. This post is all about it. While I’ll plan to keep magazine’s main structure composed by regular columns and featured articles, and I have no intention to touch the current technical depth…

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MSDN Magazine Gets New Editor (Introducing Diego Dagum)

Hello, everybody. Mi name is Diego Dagum and I recently became the new editor director for MSDN Magazine. After two years of leadership, former editor Howard Dierking decided to accept a new challenge, so we were working together these last weeks in the skill transfer. I’ll share some facts about me, my background as a…

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brownfield development – other ideas?

If you haven’t been following it over the last couple of months, we’ve been running a series of articles about brownfield development – authored by James Kovacs, Kyle Baley, and Donald Belcham.  The big idea here is that rather than have yet another article or set of articles about implementing some new technology from the…


2010 Column Planning

It’s that time of year once again where I go through my column lineup to see how individual columns are performing and then use that data, along with various other inputs (like what topics I think are emerging and want to get ahead of, etc.) to determine next year’s column lineup.  I want to extend…


Announcing a New Series: From Web Dev to RIA Dev

I’m sitting here in my hotel room at MIX 2009, where a ton of really huge announcements were made today.  In a much more scaled down attempt at continuing that tradition, I want to announce that starting in May, we are launching a 9 week series focused on introducing ASP.NET Web application developers to creating…