My article about the My namespace was revamped and put out in a ‘special bonus issue’ of MSDN Magazine.
Ok, so I must admit that the whole Live.com/Start.com thing looks so much like a “Digital Dashboard” (anyone else get into that fad when it was cool?) that I feel like I’m back working on building my own components into the Outlook Today page…. but cynicism aside, it is still a cool idea and the […]
I’ve been working (as part of a large team!) on the new platform for MSDN, which is up and running at http://msdn2.microsoft.com… and now you can see prototype versions of the MSDN home page ontop of that same platform. Check it out here [http://beta.msdn.microsoft.com/default.aspx]. The new home page demonstrates some of the personalization/profile features that […]
I’ve been working on some feed support in MSDN’s new online platform (a beta of which is running http://msdn2.microsoft.com) and I had to decide what content-type to use when outputting a RSS feed. I knew this was a contentious issue in the past, but I thought it might have been resolved so I did some […]
In the end, MSDN didn’t end up needing the RSS editor I wrote, so I’ve stripped out the features and content specific to their needs and started turning it into a more generic RSS creation tool. If you’d like to see it, as it is, you can run it from a ClickOnce install point here […]
You may have already noticed this, but the current build of MSDN2 has a bug in the way it colors VB code snippets, as you can see here (scroll down, there are quite a few problems in the code snippet coloring, see how many you can spot!)… turns out the code wasn’t handling comments right, […]
Blogs and blogging software seem to be everywhere these days, and RSS has been a top buzzword for quite some time, everyone and their dog wants to take advantage of this new trend and technology. The problem is, it isn’t a simple process to create and maintain a valid RSS file. If you aren’t willing […]
Graphic designer time must be getting scarce at MSDN, it seems Brian is making new ‘hero’ (top) graphics for the C++ developer center.
Check it out here…
In an earlier post, I discussed the fact that the MSDN feeds were failing to validate due to a MIME type that included parameters (charset in this case, like ‘text/html ;charset=utf-8’), but I also posted a query about this issue into the listserv for FeedValidator.org. Sam mentioned it on his blog, and then went ahead […]