This Community-centered Home Page pilot is the first of a series of planned initiatives designed to provide more comprehensive and effective ways to integrate community content into Developer and Tech Centers. Many of the features and user interface changes you see in today's pilot were driven by the same community-centered goals that underpin much larger releases due out at the end of calendar. This particular effort focuses on site improvements which could be implemented quickly and with minimal Dev resources, while planned releases represent a much broader and deeper initiatives aimed at tightly and seamlessly coupling community content to the MSDN and TechNet experience.
What’s Happened to Date?
In weekly meetings throughout the last month, we identified the Visual Basic and Visual C# Developer Centers as good candidates for this pilot. In advance of the actual update that went live yesterday, we implemented a number of new features including:
What do you get with these pilots?
Developing these UI improvements was a big step in working together with the Developer Division in order to best serve our shared audience. Here are a few of the many new enhancements: