So apparently I wasn't just right back and it's been 5 months since I blogged. Oh how time flies.

Anyway, updates to the blog platform are still taking place. Over the past few months we've been working pretty hard to update the performance of the MSDN and TechNet blogs. We'll see even more performance fixes continuing to be deployed over the coming months and we continue to push the scale of this platform.

I want to give a big shout-out to Telligent ( who are the major force behind our blogging platform - many of their staff have worked many hours recently to ensure these blogs are up, stable and fully featured for our blog writers and blog readers.

Besides perf and bug fixes, we've been preparing some new features for y'all. First up is localization of the core UI elements. Initially we'll be rolling out German, Spanish and Japanese. We'll add more languages as time and priorities permits. We'll be tracking to see just how many people are actually viewing the site in localized UI modes as well. You'll get the localized UI if your browser is set to use one of the supported languages...

I'll post about other features as we get closer to deploying them. We are also working on what's to come in 2011 so hopefully we can share some of that in the new year (things like aggregated RSS for groups of blogs, filtering by language of blogs, RSS feed improvements, merging user profiles and membership with the rest of the MSDN/TechNet sites, activity tracking etc.). If you have feature requests, please use the site feedback link on the site home page and let us know!