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Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the top content across our many developer blogs. This makes sense, given that we have thousands of blogs! We want to make it easier for you to find and subscribe to the topics you’re interested in.
Today we’re introducing the Developer Tools blog network, which connects the top Microsoft developer blogs. You can see that as a member of network, this blog now contains a set of tabs at the top, which make it easy to discover and navigate to blogs in different topic areas:
If you go to the Developer Tools blog network site itself, you will see an aggregate feed of all these blogs together. You can subscribe to this feed by clicking the “All Developer Tools Blogs” RSS button.
If you just want to keep up with all the latest announcements and releases (another common request), you can navigate to the news tab above for a filtered list.
With today’s update, you’ll notice a few other changes on this blog such as a refreshed user interface. There are some new controls on the right, including videos, twitter, facebook and more. We hope these allow you to connect with us in more ways.
We look forward to hearing what you think about these updates, and continuing the conversations with you all on this blog.
Lisa Feigenbaum – Senior Community Program Manager, Microsoft Developer Division
Short Bio: Lisa manages community activities for the Developer Division, such as blogs and the MVP program. She has been a member of the Visual Studio team since 2004, and started her career as a Feature PM for the Visual Studio IDE. Before joining Microsoft, Lisa earned an M.Sc. and B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
You have removed the rating information that was available on the old site. Is this temporary or is this your intention.
The buttons to move between comment pages are gone with this UI Update.
I do like to read the comments on occasion. So it would be nice if they came back.
I also like the ability to rate a blog post. Please consider bringing that back (as James mentioned).
Agree with the others. Please bring back ratings and comment paging.
Any serious inventory of MS development blogs must include Raymond Chen's "The Old New Thing".
"continuing the conversations"
Is that what you call making massively unpopular statements, then never addressing the resulting concerns? I think you guys need to look up the definition of "conversation".
Correction: "The Old New Thing" probably doesn't belong in your set -- this is for Dev Tools and TONT is not really about dev tools.
re comment paging - it's worse than that - it only shows the first page of comments and all other comments are no longer accessible, so it's not just a matter of being able to page. At least if all the comments showed up on the one page (like on the C++ blog) we would be able to see them, but it looks like all other comments are permanently hidden.
Seriously, Is Microsoft incapable of making a decent commenting system? First we had the terrible system on Building Windows 8 where you have to copy your post before sending it as there was over a 50% chance it wouldn't get sent and there would be no way to get what you wrote back, and on this new site you've forgotten to page comments so the majority of them can't be seen!
This is terrible. METRO DOES NOT WORK.
Nice to see new blog.
BUT MAKE VS 11 EXPRESS FOR DESKTOP APPS !!!
Haha, there is a pager, just not showing in Chrome!
Ohh and what gets my attention in this new layout is the menu bar at top and the right column... so content is not my main point of attention, which is kind of sad :(
@Simon : or Firefox or IE9! You sure there is a pager?
Yay, pager's back now (on all three major browsers)
Thanks for everyone's patience as we get everything up and loaded. As Ted has pointed out, the pager is back in action. :-)
Visual Studio Team
Trying to make even the blogs look Metro, eh? Love it!! :D