TechNet On: launches with Cloud Security

June 15, 2010 marks the beginning of a new content and publishing adventure.  It’s called TechNet On: and we are bundling technical content into the topics that are top of mind for IT Professionals. First up is Cloud Security.  As with all topics, there are different layers or elements that must be considered.  In this…


Microsoft TechNet Wiki has launched !!!

As you’ll recall in February and March we launched a number of very visible changes to the de facto IT Pro portal,  We also soft launched the Beta of the TechNet Wiki but I was under a gag order and not allowed to blog, tweet, or otherwise evangelize the project.  The gag order is…


TechNet 2.0 is ALIVE !!!

TechNet 2.0 is rolling out as we speak. There are literally thousands of pages being lit right now so give it some time for things to quiesce. I don’t have an ETA for completion but when it happens I’ll come back and update this post. If you spot obvious issues, could you please login and…


TechNet 2.0 – Episode 7 – The Homepage

The TechNet 2.0 release is nearly here and soon you’ll be able to see the homepage displayed at The TechNet homepage has been challenging to use in the past because the IT Pro audience is so large and diverse.  TechNet never made consistent decisions about what kind of content we should be publishing there….


TechNet 2.0 – Episode 6 – Wiki

Each of you has likely used one of the world’s most popular Wiki’s known as The English section of that site has 3.2 million articles and there are many more supported languages. An excerpt from the mission of the site is “to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational…


It’s Alive !!! – TechNet 2.0 Search and Profiles Launch !!!

This afternoon we turned on the new TechNet 2.0 Profiles.  In addition to that, we also lit up the new TechNet 2.0 Search.  If this is new to you, let me recap briefly from TechNet 2.0 – Episode 3 – TechNet Search and TechNet 2.0 – Episode 5 – Videos and Profiles what’s going on….


TechNet 2.0 – Episode 5 – Videos and Profiles

TechNet has recorded thousands of videos in the past ten years in the form of webcast replays, screencasts on blogs, and in the product TechCenter “How Do I” areas. Video is the fastest growing content type on TechNet and I see no slowdown in growth. In fact, we have some interesting plans I think you’ll…


TechNet 2.0 Is Getting Smarter – Join the Conversation

Yesterday was a fascinating day. We broke the snowfall record in Dallas.  I think we broke another record at my blog with the interest in TechNet 2.0.  Many of you came here after reading the TechNet Flash. So here’s the scoop on what is happening. The TechNet team is hard at work rolling out a…


TechNet 2.0 – Episode 4 – Troubleshooting and Download Finders

Have you ever received an error message or number in some software product, and wonder what it means or how to resolve it? Where is the first place you search? In my case it really depends on the browser I happen to have launched. The vast majority of the time that’s IE8 so I enter…


TechNet 2.0 Is Coming – Join the Conversation

The TechNet team is hard at work rolling out a brand new set of platform features code named TechNet 2.0 (or TN20).  We started blogging about those features and you can keep up with them here on my blog.  I made it easy to see via the TN20 tag.  You can further filter that tag…