Visual Studio Content: Love it or Hate it?

Some of the most laborious writing that happens in creating Visual Studio doesn’t happen in code. I’m talking about the millions (literally) of words that go into the product documentation and other content to support the product. As with most aspects of the product, we thrive on your feedback to help create a better product….

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The Future of MSDN and TechNet

If you’d like some insight into what MSDN and TechNet, keep an eye on Justin Grant’s new blog – MSDN and TechNet futures and previews. Hi. I’m Justin Grant, and I’m a product manager for MSDN and TechNet.  My new blog will discuss new features we’re planning on MSDN and TechNet, will review some of…


Interview with Scott Swigart on MSDN Wiki for Dr. Dobb’s Journal

Recently, Scott Swigart interviewed Molly Bostic (MSDN Wiki PM) and I about MSDN Wiki for Dr. Dobb’s Journal. The interview is now available online (Dr. Dobb’s | MSDN Wiki: What’s Up? | November 14, 2006). In it you’ll learn about more about MSDN Wiki’s origins, where it is today, and where it’s headed. 1183 Technorati…


Dan Appleman Contributes to MSDN Wiki

As someone who participated in the earliest discussions that have since evolved into MSDN Wiki, I wondered how we would mark our milestones of growth and acceptance. I decided today that one of those milestones should be noted authors contributing blocks of content. This was after seeing that Dan Appleman contributed his first block (Alternation Constructs –…

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MSDN Wiki: Translation Wiki for Brazilian Portuguese is Now Live

As noted on Soma’s blog (Translation Wiki), the Brazilian Portuguese Translation Wiki is now live. This wiki contains the same content as MSDN Wiki, but it has gone through machine translation and human editing to provide that content in Brazilian Portuguese. In Visual Studio 2005, we shipped documentation in nine languages: English French Italian German Spanish Korean…


MSDN Wiki Enhancements

I haven’t blogged about MSDN Wiki since earlier this summer, but there are some new enhancements I’d like to publicize. First, those who were initially dismayed by the lack of Firefox support should be happy to find that MSDN Wiki now supports Firefox for browsing and editing. Second, you can subscribe to RSS feeds on…


MSDN Wiki Stats

Since its launch two weeks ago (MSDN Wiki), 165 contributors added 744 content blocks to 613 topics in MSDN Wiki! In my opinion, that’s not a bad start; however, most of those contributions appear to come from two Microsoft employees. I think this is to be expected early on, as we saw with answering forum posts in…

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MSDN Wiki

   MSDN Wiki! It’s live! http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com See Soma’s blog (Announcing the MSDN Wiki Beta!) for the official announcement. You can learn more about the project by following the MSDN Wiki team blog. I’ve watched this project grow for many months, and helped when I could. It’s exciting to finally see it out on the Web. Now,…

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