RC of MSDNWiki available

Today, we announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature for the Visual Studio 2005 documentation and the .NET 3.0 Class Library on MSDN Online.


The Community Content feature allows our community of developers worldwide to extend the official online documentation by adding tips, notes, code examples, and other information alongside the over 300,000 topics covered by this RC0. Because the community content is placed in a WIKI environment, developers can edit existing content blocks and add new ones.


Here are the key links:

The Statistics page: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/default.aspx

RSS Feed: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/Community-Edits(d=rss).aspx

For Visual Studio: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fx6bk1f4(VS.80).aspx

For .NET Framework 2.0 reference: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229335(VS.80).aspx

For .NET Framework 3.0: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa388745.aspx

Only some of the topics in the MSDN Library are currently enabled for Community Content – they will be tagged as such with a “Community Content” icon.  Many other Microsoft developer content sets will add the feature over the next few weeks and months. 


Although this release only covers English content, localized versions in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese are scheduled for broad customer availability in February 2007.


For questions or feedback, e-mail the MSDN Wiki feedback alias.



Comments (14)

  1. SR says:


    Great to hear about this.

    What about  wiki’s on Non .NET stuff.

    For eg. i have to use API RegQueryValueEx()  for a REG_BINARY type and there is no nice example in MSDN. I wish some one might have already spent time in using that API and sharing it..

    As far as i know there are still lots of Unmanaged developers, please make their lives easier 🙂

  2. Anand Raman says:


    We are looking at expanding the entire MSDN library with community section. We will provide a blog with additional details at http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnwiki/.

    Thank you for your interest and you are also welcome to contact me directly at aramATmicrosoft.com. Cheers.


  3. Rolf says:

    These microsoft blogs are realy the saddest things I’ve come across in a long while. Is this the source of my information now?

    I’m not interested in the ‘thoughts’ of everyone working at this company.

    Just supply your info in a professional, structured and accessible way and don’t make me wrestle through your incoherent ramblings just because you work at microsoft.

  4. Somasegar says:

    Hi Rolf,

    These blogs hopefully get you a chance to interact with people working in the teams as well as get some "personal" commentary along with the information.

    There are other sources of "structured" information that are available if that is what you are interested in.

  5. FullMetal says:

    Well, Rolf,

    I don’t understand you.

    Reading these blogs you have the fresh news firsthand and immediately.

    More than that, you can interact with the people that brought to life the new features. Look at Anand’s post above, it’s a good example of this interaction.

    BTW It’s not difficult to distinguish from personal and technical articles.

    If you want structured information you can select other sources and wait more time to have the news, just that.

  6. If you haven’t checked it out yet, check out MSDN Library’s Wiki ! It is the full MSDN Library, but allows

  7. Exactly one year ago today, I announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature

  8. Exactly one year ago today, I announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature

  9. youdds says:

    Dogfooding, wir senden Ihnen ein besonderer Dank. Es gibt keine Möglichkeit haben, konnten wir eine hohe Qualität geliefert

    Mehr als das, Sie können sich mit den Menschen ins Leben gerufen, dass die neuen Funktionen. Sehen Sie sich Anand’s Post oben, es ist ein gutes Beispiel

  10. iopsas says:

    Wir senden Ihnen ein besonderer Dank. Es gibt keinen Weg Wenn Sie möchten, dass strukturierte Informationen, die Sie auswählen können, andere Quellen und warten, mehr Zeit zu haben, die Nachricht, dass nur.

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