TechNet Blogs Upgrade & Read-Only Mode Notification

Update:  We are now done – please let us know what you think in the comments section! As many of you may be aware, the TechNet Blogs run on the Telligent Community platform. It's a great product, but we're a little out of date in terms of their releases. So, on December 13th, at 10:00…


Integration of TechNet Blog User Account with TechNet Forums Profile

On January 27th the TechNet Blog user accounts merged with the TechNet Forums Profiles.  This was part of a profile centralization effort, which consolidated our users’ profile suites down to a single instance that can be used across the TechNet websites. What is the benefit? The main benefit of a centralized TechNet Profile system is to simplify the…


Overview of Site Search Options

General Search Tips You can begin a search with title: to search within the title of blog posts. For example, a running a search on "title: Windows 7" will search for "Windows 7" in the title field of all TechNet blog posts. The more specific you can be with your keywords, the better the search…

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Site and Profile Settings

Last Update: Jan. 30, 2011 How to change your avatar and display name Listed below are steps to change your avatar and display name. For more information on managing your profile, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. Note: Some of the screenshots below are from MSDN Blogs, but the workflow is the same for both…

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Sign In & Account Creation

Today I’d like to go over some information regarding the sign up process as well as the account creation and association process. It seems the introduction of Windows Live ID with the MSDN and TechNet blogs has confused a few too many of you – we are sorry about that, it wasn’t our intention… really…

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Home Page Overview

By the time you read this, you’ll have seen the new home pages of the MSDN and TechNet Blogs. I wanted to give a little more insight into what’s on there and how it all works. I’m using the MSDN home page in the images but it’s the same on the TechNet site. The home…

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