December Update for the Blogs

Earlier today we released an update to the MSDN and TechNet blogs. Some of these features are customer facing so I wanted to make sure to share these changes with y’all. Localization: Spanish, German, Japanese We are very excited to introduce Spanish, German and Japanese UI localization on the Blogs.  This is a very important…

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Yo, it’s been a while….

So apparently I wasn’t just right back and it’s been 5 months since I blogged. Oh how time flies. Anyway, updates to the blog platform are still taking place. Over the past few months we’ve been working pretty hard to update the performance of the MSDN and TechNet blogs. We’ll see even more performance fixes…

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Bytes by MSDN and TechNet

Shameless cross-team promotion today… that and I did the little bytes by TN graphic intro đŸ˜‰ I will be back real soon with posts about the blog platform, FY11 plans, upcoming features etc… — Just wanting to raise awareness of this series of interviews with community developers and IT Pros… Bytes by MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/bytes.aspx) Listen…

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Web Camps Training Kit

(passing along some great resources we are releasing today for free…) Today, we are releasing the Web Camps Training Kit: July 2010 Edition – Download it here. The kit includes all the content we presented around the world at the recent Web Camps events; presentations, demos, labs and more.  Inside the new kit you’ll find content that covers…

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Windows Phone 7 Design Resources – UI Guide and Design Templates

Hey, they are giving me a free phone later in the year – the least I can do is pass on some blog posts to y’all… that said, I am into graphic design and so am definitely interested in hearing what you have to say about the “metro” design they are building for the phone……

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June Update Coming Tuesday Afternoon

Folks, just a short post to alert you that the June update for the MSDN and TechNet blogs is coming out on Tuesday afternoon (6/29). There is no expected downtime though if we blip for a few moments be patient… Here are a few of the bigger things you may notice: MSDN Site Theme –…

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The June Blog Platform Update…

Just a quick post to let folks know we are working on our next update. Some of the fixes are targeted at just the blog writers but we wanted to address some of the immediate feedback we got after doing the upgrade to the blog platform as well. This is not the complete list, just…

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The aftermath of the blog platform migration

Well that was one long, long week… My plan following the upgrade was to post about how it went and to introduce everyone to the new features of the site. And now it’s 9 days later… oh well, you live, you learn, you try to get some sleep once in a while. I’m going to…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Friday Update

Now where was I? Oh yeah, that’s right, deploying the final bits! Today has been a great day. We began around 9:30am bringing online the migrated data and moving the migrated files into position. We also deployed the final web bits, updated our backend services, confirmed analytics was still in good shape and finally kicked…

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MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Thursday Update

On Track. It Is. We completed and packaged our final build of the web application bits today. Site themes are done. MSDN and TechNet blog themes are done. So Friday we begin the final deployment of the web bits and the migrated data. So perhaps your next question is, why are we going live on…

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