Over the last several months, everyone at MSDN has been working really hard to present a wealth of features and content for the PDC.  Of course you’re probably already been to the Longhorn Developer Center and the PDC Central site, but have you found our new technology playground, the MSDN Lab?  This is a place where we can try out new things, and drive deeper interaction with developers. We're really excited about it, and are anxious to hear what you think about both the lab itself and the features it contains. We're especially excited about the Annotations Service.  ( Andy Oakley, who maybe at some point will start blogging again,  was the PM for this feature, and this is a photo of him the day it signed off.  I missed, by mere seconds, capturing the look of excitement and pride on his face when the first annotations started flowing in.)

 

Chris Sells has been chomping at the bit to get the Longhorn Dev Center launched, and I’m sure there will be a steady stream of content flowing in the months ahead.  Did you find the editor’s blog feature?  Kent wrote the RSS viewer that includes the RSS feed from Chris' blog.  (You can also see another version of the same control consuming and presenting the Commnet session feed direct from LA on the PDC Central site.) Rumor has it that Kent might be releasing the code, along with an article. We've also integrated newsgroups into the LHDC. 

 

And for Whidbey users, we’ve released Online F1, the first part of our MSDN/VS integration.  To turn it on, go to Tools | Options | Environment | Help, and check “Use Online Help for F1”.  You can help us make this feature better by using the UI to give us feedback if we return the wrong topic. 

 

We’re also excited to be hosting Carl Franklin’s .Net Rocks radio shows.  On the magazine front, the current issue is a great resource, and timely, being all about security, plus there’s a minimag issue especially for PDC.

 

I’m sure I’m missing something or several somethings, but my real intention was to entice to you stop by MSDN and explore, and hopefully I’ve done that!