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  • Blog Post: Social Bookmarking How-To

    Head to http://www.technetbookmarks.com and sign in with your Live ID You can use your existing Hotmail or Live account. Choose a display name that will be shown on the site next to all of your bookmarks and forum posts. You can also choose an avatar and tell visitors to your profile more about...
  • Blog Post: How to make your mark on the System Center site

    The number of feeds on MSDN and TechNet sites that are driven by social bookmarking (community members tagging relevant URLs) just keeps growing. The latest adopter is the System Center TechCenter , which has just put “links from the community” front and center. Dave Morehouse, System Center Product...
  • Blog Post: MSDN at PDC 2008, or "why bookmarking is like fire insurance"

    After four days of speaking with a total of 269 developers at PDC in Los Angeles about MSDN Bookmarking , I have a pretty good idea what you think of it. Nearly all of the response at the booth was very positive, with a few in-depth conversations yielding some great suggestions and insights. A few...
  • Blog Post: Under the Azure skies of PDC 2008

    I couldn't resist getting Azure into the title of my first post from PDC 2008 . The day started with what I'm sure will come to be known as "the keynote that started it all." Ozzie's vision of what cloud-computing will do in the shape of Azure Services is pretty awesome in its scope. ...but...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Social + fine-tuned SQL 2008 = speed, sweet speed

    Today we released an update with a number of performance enhancements, some of which I referred to in my previous post . I decided that now was a good time to compare our performance with some other leading sites that we might be compared to. I opened Fiddler and ran the following scenarios on MSDN Social...
  • Blog Post: Podcast: Tony Soper gets it! Why IT Pros should bookmark

    Tony Soper of virtualization user assistance documentation fame (not to mention a top bookmarker), recorded a podcast with myself and Chris Kilbourn, lead site manager for TechNet. His companion blog post is a great summary of reasons that IT Pros should bookmark. For more detail, including how we plan...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Bookmarkers on MSDN and TechNet for September 2008

    We’d like to give kudos to our top bookmarkers as of September 30, 2008. These are the people that are on the leading edge of driving new content onto MSDN and TechNet. I removed a few of the people from our own team, as they’re kind of expected to use it :) Rest assured that we’re eating our own dogfood...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Accelerators for MSDN and TechNet Social and Search

    In the last of my series of cool new toys we're adding to extend the new MSDN , TechNet , and Expression social bookmarking sites, we've just posted a set of accelerators for IE8. Thanks to our own Tim Pearson and Husain Shambhoora for creating these! They'll be the first to say these were amazingly...
  • Blog Post: Shiny object #3: Live Writer Plug-in for MSDN and TechNet Social

    Rahul Soni, a Microsoft field engineer in Bangalore, wrote a Live Writer plug in for including “Add to…” links to a number of social services like Digg, Delicious, Technorati, and Facebook. He’s now updated the plug in to work with Microsoft’s new social bookmarking apps for MSDN , TechNet , and Expression...
  • Blog Post: Shiny objects for MSDN and TechNet Social: #2 Custom feed queries

    Continuing our series of cool new stuff you can do with our new social platform, Taylor Parsons has a post fully outlining all the conditions and parameters that you can use to slice and dice social platform queries. Here's some examples using Taylor's instructions, broken down so that you can see...
  • Blog Post: Shiny objects for MSDN and TechNet Social: #1 FeedFlare

    This is the start of a series of small posts on some goodies that are sprouting up to make interacting with our new Social apps easier. First up is some FeedFlare that Dan Rigsby created . FeedFlare, according to the FeedBurner site, is designed to "Give your subscribers easy ways to email, tag, share...
  • Blog Post: Launched: Social Bookmarking V1 on MSDN and TechNet (VIDEO)

    We're pleased to announce the availability of our V1 release of MSDN Social , TechNet Social , and Expression Social . These new sites, which have been available in preview since May 2008, make it easy for Microsoft's enormous technical community to help each other discover the best resources on any...
  • Blog Post: Preview of MSDN & TechNet Social Bookmarking V1 Release

    John Martin has a post today previewing the early September launch of our V1 social bookmarking app. The list of new stuff includes: Subscribing to people feeds (sounds yummy) Browse and find people (was hard to do from bookmarking before) IMPORT - huge deal. Gives you a head start. Widget...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Bookmarking: 20,000 bookmarks. 2,000 users. 30 days.

    Our social bookmarking preview got a fair bit of attention when it was announced back in May . We've been eager to see how technical professionals will use it, so we decided to take a snapshot and analyzed the first 30 days of data. First, some full disclosure: we did hold a contest during these first...
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