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About Dan Truax (DanTr)

I joined Microsoft in 1996, and have been with Microsoft.com for the last 3 years. Currently, I am the General Manager of Server & Tools Online, the group that runs the global MSDN, TechNet, CodePlex, and Expression web sites. Prior to this, I have led Business and Product Strategy for Microsoft Learning, managed consumer and enterprise Joint Development Partnership (JDP) programs for the Windows Development Client and Server divisions, and directed Technical Readiness and Knowledge Management for the Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) division.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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Before joining Microsoft, I spent 10 years in the corporate and government IT sector including time as a Systems Engineering Manager for Boeing Information Services at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C.<o:p></o:p>

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Somewhere along the way, I also spent 3 years in the US Navy as an Ops Specialist.<o:p></o:p>

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Born and raised in Ohio, I am now the proud father of a 4 year old son and 7 year old daughter. And when I’m not working, I like playing online poker and riding my Harley.<o:p></o:p>

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    The major themes for our Social Platform investments

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    In May, when I first blogged on our social vision, I also said that we'd publish more information about our site and platform roadmap. We're ready to start doing that now. They best way to begin the conversation is to first talk about our investments...
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    New UI for MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Subscriber Downloads...

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    As you have noticed with recent releases, we are in process of significantly redesigning the experience of our MSDN, TechNet and Expression sites, as well as adding many new social applications and capabilities. While we do this we are not ignoring mission...
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    Social Bookmarking for MSDN, TechNet and Expression

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    As many of you have heard, at TechEd we are planning to preview our work on adding a Social Bookmarking capability for MSDN, TechNet and Expression. This is starting to get some attention on many blogs and other sites across the internet. Many posts have...
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    Social Platform (aka Community Platform)

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    To better support new social experiences in applications like Forums and Social Bookmarks, we are investing in a new Social Platform, which will provide centralized services for User Profile, Recognition, and Tagging. By centralizing these services, MSDN...
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    Welcome to my Blog

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    I am Dan Truax – General Manager at Microsoft for a few major online customer web sites including MSDN , TechNet , Expression , and CodePlex . If you would like to know more about me, click here . I decided to start this blog because we are in the...
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