Speaking of the forum, be sure to check out the Visual Studio Team Foundation forum. Folks like Mike have posted useful information, and lots of MS folks are answering questions. You may even get an answer from Rick LaPlante.
The MSDN forums are nice, and they've obviously put quite a bit of work into them. The forums are supposed to eventually replace the newsgroup, but I'm having a hard time finding what I haven't read once a thread changes. Clicking through pages on the web site is too time consuming. I was hoping that SharpReader was the answer since the forum has an RSS feed, but that's not been what I've expected. I really miss being able to see quickly what I haven't read the way that Outlook Express shows newsgroup messages. I'm hoping Josh Ledgard can help me see what I'm missing. What I'd like to have is sort of a threaded RSS feed that SharpReader would use to show me what threads and replies I haven't read. I answered pretty regularly on the newsgroup, and I'd like an easy way to do that now. The tip about changing mode=0 to mode=1 is interesting, but it doesn't seem to do the trick either.