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  • Blog Post: MSDN/TechNet Leaderboards Now Live!

    As per my previous posts, we've finished the integration of the MSDN and TechNet Blogs into the Profile and Recognition system, allowing us to recognize the contributions from bloggers, commentators and raters. Now that the data is flowing in, we've been able to take advantage of a new feature from the...
  • Blog Post: Recognition Across the Network

    If you’ve been paying attention to the MSDN or TechNet Blogs and Forums or the TechNet Wiki over the past week you may have seen some changes that include little hovering user profile cards and a new recognition system. I’ve mentioned it before but after a mighty effort by many teams last week, the major...
  • Blog Post: Time for some noise again...

    Well folks I'm back. I've been busy working on a whole slew of things around MSDN and TechNet including these blogs, our TechNet Wiki and our central profile system. You may have noticed if you've viewed your profile lately that we are in the process of introducing a new MSDN/TechNet/Expression technical...
  • Blog Post: It's a bit quiet...

    It's been a few months again... bad me. Anyway, the team is busy working on upgrading the underlying platform to the next version of Telligent Community Server (5.6). There are some infrastructure changes that need to be completed as part of this upgrade so it's going to take until the end of March...
  • Blog Post: December Update for the Blogs

    Earlier today we released an update to the MSDN and TechNet blogs. Some of these features are customer facing so I wanted to make sure to share these changes with y’all. Localization: Spanish, German, Japanese We are very excited to introduce Spanish, German and Japanese UI localization on...
  • Blog Post: Yo, it's been a while....

    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...
  • Blog Post: Bytes by MSDN and TechNet

    Shameless cross-team promotion today... that and I did the little bytes by TN graphic intro ;-) I will be back real soon with posts about the blog platform, FY11 plans, upcoming features etc... --- Just wanting to raise awareness of this series of interviews with community developers and IT...
  • Blog Post: The June Blog Platform Update…

    Just a quick post to let folks know we are working on our next update. Some of the fixes are targeted at just the blog writers but we wanted to address some of the immediate feedback we got after doing the upgrade to the blog platform as well. This is not the complete list, just a few things that...
  • 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 – 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: Here's comes the TechNet 2.0 experience...

    Check out the new series about the updates coming for TechNet! http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2010/02/02/technet-2-0-episode-1-core-scenarios-and-branding.aspx
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