MSDN/TechNet Site Redesign: More Useful, Better Experience and Search Really Works :)

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MSDN and TechNet have been re-skinned and re-built from the ground up to offer developers and IT Pros a better experience across the board. Much of the work that the team did was based on your feedback. MSDN/TechNet are now on the same codebase and it's more performant, more scalable, and, frankly better to look at Smiley. Oh, and search actually works as you'd expect/hope! Right on!

Great work, MSDN team!

I sat down with Al Valvano, Group Manager and Dan Ledrick, Senior Lead PM to talk about the new incarnations of our developer and IT Pro technical resources.

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    calin_iaru
    I use Opera to search from the address bar over msdn.com. Right click on the search box, Create Search and with most of the sites, such as live, it works. Can this be fixed in msdn? I could finally type "m CreateFile" then.
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    gdesroches
    The site looks good.  I'm glad the endless stream of redirects for MSDN Subscriber Downloads has finally been fixed. Smiley

    However, I am still unable to use Subscriber Downloads with Firefox.  When I select an item and click "Download," it tries to download an aspx file.  Is there any tweaking I can do, or do you guys still insist on me opening IE for this web site?
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    DuNuNuBatman
    Now I'm getting what looks like a lot of Chinese characters in the library section.
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    umer_a
    "CHM basket" tool allowing user to add favorite articles to the basket and generate a chm file when desired.
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    schildb
    How do I get to the "Expression" site shown in the video?
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    Charles
    schildb wrote:
    How do I get to the "Expression" site shown in the video?


    https://www.microsoft.com/expression/

    C
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    tshak

    Hi DuNuNuBatman,

    Could you please post the entire URL you are visiting and the browser (name, version, language) you are seeing this issue with?

    Thanks!

    -TSHAK

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    DuNuNuBatman
    I don't seem to have that issue anymore.
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    WillFa
    Nice... So when is the search on channel9.msdn.com going to be fixed/updated?  Search for "mesh ori amiga" and you get no hits. Searching for "mesh" is old stale hits. "mesh programming" is old stale hits... Tongue Out

    "mesh ori amiga" on google returns the desired link to the "Programming the Mesh" Channel 9 video first, right at the top...
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    Charles
    WillFa wrote:
    Nice... So when is the search on channel9.msdn.com going to be fixed/updated?  Search for "mesh ori amiga" and you get no hits. Searching for "mesh" is old stale hits. "mesh programming" is old stale hits...

    "mesh ori amiga" on google returns the desired link to the "Programming the Mesh" Channel 9 video first, right at the top...


    The new Channel 9 site (see it in action here in RC form: https://beta.channel9.msdn.com) has a much improved search mechanism...

    C
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    Tomahawk
    I like the new skin, but they still didn't fix it so that when I click on a link from two years ago to MSDN content, they still work?  It seems like every change they make breaks all old links, without any kind of redirection to the new links, and then I have to use Google search for wherever the content was moved to.  Also did they fix it so that when you print a multiple page document in Firefox, you get more then just one page out of the printer?

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