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  • Blog Post: The aftermath of the blog platform migration

    Well that was one long, long week… My plan following the upgrade was to post about how it went and to introduce everyone to the new features of the site. And now it’s 9 days later… oh well, you live, you learn, you try to get some sleep once in a while. I’m going to share...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration - Friday Update

    Now where was I? Oh yeah, that's right, deploying the final bits! Today has been a great day. We began around 9:30am bringing online the migrated data and moving the migrated files into position. We also deployed the final web bits, updated our backend services, confirmed analytics was still in good...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Thursday Update

    On Track. It Is. We completed and packaged our final build of the web application bits today. Site themes are done. MSDN and TechNet blog themes are done. So Friday we begin the final deployment of the web bits and the migrated data. So perhaps your next question is, why are we going live on Monday...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Wednesday Update

    Who would have thought that my little blog post and the blog migration would have been picked up by the press ...? It’s always interesting to hear what others think and we genuinely appreciate any feedback we receive. Good or bad, we won’t grow, change and get better if we live in a vacuum...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Tuesday Update

    Data migration continued on schedule today and we are optimistic that everything will complete as planned. It’s good to see that our multiple dry-run tests of the data migration process have paid off with a smooth (knock on wood) production run so far! Today we also completed the first part...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration – Monday Update

    Many thanks to the blog authors who have been helping to spread the word about the migration. Hopefully y’all surviving not commenting on the posts that have been published today… ;-) So far, so good with the data migration progress. The many, many gigabytes of data in the databases along...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Migration Has Begun...

    As I've mentioned in a few posts last week (and other bloggers on MSDN and TechNet have shared), the blog migration is getting underway tonight. As this post goes live we are backing up the millions of posts, users, comments, images, files and profiles to begin the journey to the new platform. You...
  • Blog Post: During the upgrade of the blogging platform...

    The upgrade to the blogging platform will begin on Sunday May 16th at about 9pm PDST. With the amount of data we need to migrate, it's going to be May 24th around 12pm PDST before everything is back online. During that time commenting will be turned off across the blogs . All blogs will however remain...
  • Blog Post: What’s in the new blogging platform for me?

    Great question… while the majority of changes really impact and affect the blog writers and authors, there are some changes you, the blog reader will see. Let’s get into them… Home Pages – the home pages have been updated to reflect the current MSDN and TechNet site home pages. Menu’s, graphics...
  • Blog Post: MSDN and TechNet Blog Platform Upgrades Coming Soon...

    Hi, I'm the PM for the MSDN and TechNet blogs. And in just two weeks from now we are going to be migrating to an entirely new blog platform. Over the next week I'm going to introduce you to that platform. First though, there are some things you should know. Between 5/16 and 5/24, you'll probably...
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