Impact of Blogging


Joe Wilcox wrote yesterday on microsoftmonitor.com:


 “I would contend that blogs are now Microsoft’s major communication vehicle for reaching pretty much everybody. Microsoft partners and competitors–and the news media, for that matter–should take note.”


He’s not the first to bring this up, but interestingly, no one is contradicting him.


How things have changed in a year.


Here’s the trend I think IT Pros will be wagging chins over next year (or sooner):


The MSDN content Wiki Beta has the goal  “to extend the documentation with code examples, tips and tricks, and other information that you add.”  


See the pattern? Devs start blogs.msdn.com. IT Pros follow with blogs.technet.com.


What should the IT Pro version of the msdnwiki look like? Leave comments.

Comments (2)

  1. Andrew Dugdell says:

    I love the idea of a TechNet Wiki.  I think the IT Pro version could start with an extended implimentation ‘checklist’ for each of the server products / technologies.

  2. tonyso says:

    There are a lot of good checklists like this that would benefit from "wiki-zation":

    1) Pre-deploy planning checklist
    2) security review checklist
    3) Deployment checklist
    4) daily operations checklist
    5) disaster recovery checklist

    6) troubleshooting checklist
    The new TechNet enhanced search of "IT checklist" on TechNet returns 250 hits:
    http://search.technet.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?__VIEWSTATE=&query=IT+checklist&siteid=1&tab=0&__EVENTVALIDATION=%2FwEWAwLj6ZGYAwLM2NutCQLz7vjkDfpIJoIZt96jNZ3QwUQNLlvEAAos

    Filter on KB articles and you get 100:

    http://search.technet.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?__VIEWSTATE=&query=IT+checklist&siteid=1&tab=1&__EVENTVALIDATION=%2FwEWAwLj6ZGYAwLM2NutCQLz7vjkDfpIJoIZt96jNZ3QwUQNLlvEAAos

    Filter on blogs and you get another 250:

    http://search.technet.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?__VIEWSTATE=&query=IT+checklist&siteid=1&tab=2&__EVENTVALIDATION=%2FwEWAwLj6ZGYAwLM2NutCQLz7vjkDfpIJoIZt96jNZ3QwUQNLlvEAAos